The second episode of the Artfully Learning audio series, The Museum in the School, is now available on the Artfully Learning YouTube channel (be sure to subscribe!). You can also listen to it below.
New Rochelle High School provides a state of the art cultural experience for the student body and local community. Recognizing the importance that artistic immersion has on learning, the public high school goes above and beyond providing traditional art education to its diverse student body. The school’s arts program integrates visual art, music, dance, and theater arts into its curricula, and gives students the option to major in the arts through its Performing and Visual Arts Education Program.
New Rochelle High School also has its own museum and cultural center, called The Museum of Arts and Culture. It is the only Regents-chartered museum inside of a school in the state of New York. The museum provides a unique chance for young emerging artists to encounter a spectrum of contemporary art practices by exhibiting the work of established professional artists who also serve as artists-in-residence at the school.
Joining me in conversation is arts educator, curator, and multidisciplinary artist, Alexandra Rutsch Brock. Alexandra has been teaching at New Rochelle High School since 1991, where she started the Visiting Artists Program with fellow educator, Scott Seaboldt. This initiative has brought many renowned artists, critics, and museum professionals to the school who serve as both collaborators and mentors to the students. Check it out below: