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Arts in Education: A Matrix of Possibilities for Human Creativity | Behind the Glass Lecture

James Haywood Rolling, Jr. is the current President-Elect of the National Art Education Association (NAEA) and Chair of the new NAEA Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Commission. He was inducted as part of the 2017 class of NAEA Distinguished Fellows in recognition of a career of exemplary accomplishment in research, scholarship, teaching, and leadership in the field of art education. In his talk, Dr. Rolling explores our idea of the arts in education as a single, narrow story. Drawing upon his recently published encyclopedia entry, Dr.Rolling will examine various philosophies of arts practice and pedagogy emerging from the historical subject-centered, society-centered, and child-centered triad, exploring how both classroom and museum art +design education have always been part of a wide matrix of possibilities for human creativity. *More about James Haywood Rolling, Jr.* Dr. Rolling is Dual Professor of Arts Education and Teaching and Leadership in the College of Visual and Performing Arts and the School of Education at Syracuse University where he also serves as the Chair of Arts Education. In Fall 2018, Rolling was appointed to serve as the inaugural Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for SU’s College of Visual and Performing Arts. Dr. Rolling is also the 2014 recipient of the National Higher Education Art Educator Award and has recently completed a three-year term (2015-2017) as Senior Editor of Art Education journal. *About Behind The Glass* Behind the Glass lectures typically take place the second Thursday of the month. These events include the Museum’s popular Meet the Artist lectures, as well as talks by curators, writers, and historians. All lectures are free and open to the public. Watch lectures on our YouTube Channel.