“Art Makes You Smart”

Enjoy a New York Times article that is creating a lot of buzz and has museum professionals all over the country talking. It supports CALTA21’s guiding principles! “Art Makes You Smart” by Brian Kisida, Jay P. Greene and Daniell H. Bowen “For… Read More

CALTA21 at Syracuse University

CALTA21 offered a professional development institute in Syracuse, NY at the Everson Museum of Art in mid-November. The event was covered by the Syracuse University College of Arts and Sciences in their Humanities News page, and you can… Read More

Learning How to Teach with Art

The genesis and rationale behind VTS as narrated by Philip Yenawine, VTS co- founder, in his new book. Read here: Visual Thinking Strategies: Learning How to Teach with Art  

A Student Facilitated VTS Discussion

Watch a LaGuardia Community College adult literacy student facilitate a discussion in the Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College. This museum visit is led by the students at the end of the semester. The students bring their families and… Read More

Student Reflections on the Impact of CALTA21

Watch CALTA21’s Patricia Lannes speak with Darling, a student who participated in using the CALTA21 curriculum with her English language class at Laguardia Community College. Darling reflects upon her experience with CALTA21 at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens… Read More

Family VTS Discussion at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum

Watch Amanda Nocera lead a VTS discussion with her class from Laguardia Community College during their visit to the Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College.

Heart of Brooklyn

On July 24th, 2013 Patricia Lannes participated in a community roundtable discussion as a language expert to identify and work to diminish any language barrier that might exist in the six institutions that comprise the Heart of Brooklyn…. Read More

Face to Face Blog

Teachers and students can use this National Portrait Gallery blog as another source for portrait images and for getting a deeper understanding of portraiture and of what motivates portrait artists. Enjoy and send us your comments. We would… Read More

Workshop at La Casita, Syracuse

On March 22nd, Patricia Lannes and Kitty Bateman conducted a workshop to introduce CALTA21 at La Casita in Syracuse. Participants included faculty and staff from Syracuse University’s Department of Language, Literature, and Linguistics; Onondaga Community College’s Jobs Plus;… Read More

At the White House

On June 11, 2013 I had the privilege of attending a Champions of Change Awards Ceremony at the White House as a nominee. The award and corresponding ceremony, recognizing Americans with innovative ideas who are making a difference… Read More

CALTA21 Featured on the Incluseum

Last week I was the featured guest blogger on the Incluseum where I had the opportunity to use CALTA21 as a framework to discuss inclusion, intercultural dialogue, full cultural participation, and civic engagement in museums. You can visit… Read More

Interesting Insights into Latino Audiences

Interesting findings from the Latino New South Project – It’s great to have a study that confirms some of what we Latinos intuitively know and want to share with museum professionals! Thanks to all the partners in the project… Read More