Candidate Presentation

Links and Supplements for
Assistant Professor of Art Education Candidate Presentation
by Rachel L. S. Harper, Ph.D.

on February 22, 2018
at the School of Art + Design
of the University of Illinois

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Candidate Presentation

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QUICK REFERENCE LINKS

{} Seen + Heard, the project
-- Documentation Website
-- inPOINTS Documentary Context Article
-- Summary by Rob Schroeder
-- Chicago Art Department article on TREATS

{} Museum of Contemporary Art Teacher Institute, the project
-- Teacher-authored Resources
-- Main MCA Education Site

{} Rethinking Sexism, Gender, and Sexuality, the book
-- Just Seeds Summary
-- Introduction by Jody Sokolower
-- Scholarly Review by Hilary E. Hughes and Vicki Scullion

{}PUBLIC SCHOOL, the exhibition
-- "The Art of Self-Education:Shifting School Models through Artistic Inquiry" by Allison Peters Quinn
--WGN Radio Interview
--PUBLIC SCHOOL Brochure PDF


CURRICULUM VITAE

RACHEL L. S. HARPER, PH.D.

SCHOOLING

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO (UIC)
PH.D., CURRICULUM + INSTRUCTION, CURRICULUM STUDIES | 2017

DISSERTATION: On Reverie: 16 Studies in Chicago-based Education through Durational Curriculum Inquiry
ADVISOR: William Schubert | GPA: 4.0
HONOR: Ann Lynn Lopez Schubert Memorial Fellowship in Curriculum Studies

SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO (SAIC)
MASTER OF ARTS IN ART EDUCATION | 2011

THESIS: I See You, I See Me: Very Young Children Learning in the Encyclopedic Art Museum
ADVISOR: John Ploof
HONOR: The Fellowship in Art Education

BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS | 2003

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY
COURSEWORK TOWARDS BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS DEGREE | 1999 — 2000



CURRENT POSITIONS



DePAUL UNIVERSITY
PROFESSIONAL LECTURER | 2018 — present
CREATIVE ASSOCIATE for the STOCKYARD INSTITUTE | 2014 — present
ADJUNCT FACULTY | 2015 — 2018

College of Education, Department of Teacher Education

TEACHING: Art and Pedagogy // Learning through the Arts // Art and Music in the Elementary Classroom // Contemporary Teaching of Social Studies // Art, Music, and Movement in Early Childhood Education

LEAD FACULTY DEVELOPING: New Master’s Degree in Arts Education: Community and Public Pedagogies (with accompanying Undergraduate Minor and Graduate Certificate).

CURRENT SERVICE ROLES:
- Advisory Board Member, DePaul University Art Museum
- Undergraduate and Graduate thesis committees, Doctoral committees

UNIVERSITY AWARD: Louis de Marillac Woman of Spirit + Action Award | 2017

CURRENT POSITIONS, CONT.



MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART CHICAGO
LEAD FACILIATOR OF THE TEACHER INSTITUTE | 2009 — present
ARTIST GUIDE | 2007 — present

Design and facilitate an annual, year-long, immersive professional development program for K-12 teachers, with emphasis towards supporting mid-career teachers, from all grade levels and subject matter disciplines, particularly from the Chicago Public Schools. The content emphasis is democratic co-construction of curriculum, socially and civically engaged arts praxis, and curriculum development as a contemporary art form. Leadership collaborators have included: Nick Hostert, Annie Heckman, Lydia Ross, and Lauren Watkins. Collaborating artists have included: Maria Gaspar, Faheem Majeed, Joan Giroux, Alberto Aguilar, Regin Igloria, Nicole Marroquin, Andres Hernandez, Jim Duignan, Krista Franklin, and Damon Locks.


SOCIALLY-ENGAGED ART PROJECTS




SEEN + HEARD
FOUNDER | 2012 — present

www.seen-and-heard.org

Advocating for the cultural lives and works of children ages 0-12 through exhibition, publication, programming, and political action.


REIMAGINING ABANDONED SCHOOLS
2014 — present
with Jim Duignan
Collecting proposals from the Chicago citizenry for how to utilize abandoned buildings that were once vibrant neighborhood schools, and compiling this catalogue as a collective plea to the office of the mayor.

The DIY MFA
2012 — 2015
with Miguel Aguilar
Framework and practice of non-institutional, critical, advanced self-education for professional artists from historically marginalized backgrounds.



PAST TEACHING POSTIONS



SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO, Chicago, IL
LECTURER | 2010; 2014 – 2015
Departments of Liberal Arts and Arts Administration

COURSES: Childhood and the Image of the Child // Proseminar 2, Qualitative research methods for graduate students


UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO, Chicago, IL
INSTRUCTOR OF RECORD (TEACHING ASSISTANT AND ADJUNCT FACULTY) | 2012 – 2016
College of Education, Department of Curriculum and Instruction: Elementary Education (Certification), Education for a Democratic Society

COURSES: Introduction to Urban Education // Introduction to Race, Ethnicity, and Education // Teaching and Learning Social Studies in the Urban Elementary School // Teaching and Learning Social Science in the Urban Elementary Classroom


THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO (AIC), Chicago, IL
FAMILY PROGRAMS ASSISTANT | 2005 – 2006
COORDINATOR OF FAMILY PROGRAMS | 2006 – 2009
MUSEUM EDUCATOR | 2006 – open for contracts
Department of Museum Education


BLOCK MUSEUM OF ART, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, Evanston, IL
MUSEUM EDUCATOR | 2009 – 2007


EVANSTON ART CENTER (EAC), Evanston, IL
TEACHING ARTIST AND PROGRAM DEVELOPER | 2007, 2010


FRANCIS W. PARKER SCHOOL, Chicago, IL
ASSISTANT TEACHER, SENIOR KINDERGARTEN | 2004 – 2005
ARTS ENRICHMENT CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT | 2004 - 2005


INVITED PRESENTATIONS


2018 Seen + Heard in Year 6, Second Autumn Research Symposium
DePAUL UNIVERSITY, Chicago, IL

Tell them that this is what the elementary school looks like in Chicago. The Teacher Exchange
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Chicago, IL

2017 Student-centered, Civically-engaged Approaches to the K-8 Art Classroom
OAK PARK SCHOOL DISTRICT 97, Oak Park, IL

Keynote Address, On Beneficence, Teaching Artists Summit
CHICAGO ARTIST COALITION, Chicago, IL

Playful Arts-based Education for Serious 21st Century Skills
HILLSIDE SCHOOL DISTRICT 93, Hillside, IL

2016 The Chicago School of Thought in Art Education. The Teacher Exchange
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Chicago, IL

Socially-engaged Arts Curriculum to Deepen Any Content
HILLSIDE SCHOOL DISTRICT 93, Hillside, IL

Moderator, Making Experiences Meaningful: Supporting the Arts through Audience Engagement. Master of Arts in Arts Administration and Policy Graduate Symposium.
SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO, Chicago, IL

What is Curriculum? with Rachel Harper. Teaching Artists Summit,
CHICAGO ARTIST COALITION, Chicago, IL

2015 Cut the Ceiling: The Struggle for a Natural Art Education. The Teacher Exchange
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Chicago, IL

Social Imagination and Contemporary Arts of Curriculum
EVANSTON ART CENTER, Evanston, IL

Public Art and Social Engagement in Chicago
PUBLIC ART SAINT PAUL, Chicago, IL

Rethinking Sexism, Gender, and Sexuality Now: Teachers’ and Students’ Own Approaches for K-12 Classrooms
TEACHERS FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE CURRICULUM FAIR, Chicago, IL

Moderator, Practice Panel. The Teacher Exchange.
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Chicago, IL

Beyond Bullying: New Approaches to Queering Art + Design Education
NATIONAL ART EDUCATION ASSOCIATION NATIONAL MEETING, New Orleans, LA

William H. Watkins, Black Protest Thought, and the Call to a New American Curriculum
CHICAGO CURRICULUM STUDIES STUDENT SYMPOSIUM, Chicago, IL

2014 Open Microphone: Curriculum Micro-Theorizing
CONFERENCE ON CURRICULUM THEORY AND CLASSROOM PRACTICE (Bergamo), Dayton, OH

Guest Facilitator, Lessons in the Spotlight: Using the Art Critique Process to Strengthen Teaching and Learning
THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO, Chicago, IL

Curriculum in Context, with Ilene Harris.
CHICAGO CURRICULUM STUDIES STUDENT SYMPOSIUM, Chicago, IL

Moderator, Practice Panel. The Teacher Exchange.
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Chicago, IL

Discussant, with Jorge Lucero, Chicago Student Art Educator Intermurals.
SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO, Chicago, IL

2013 Open Microphone: Curriculum Theorizing from the Uncommon Periphery
CONFERENCE ON CURRICULUM THEORY AND CLASSROOM PRACTICE (Bergamo), Dayton, OH

Across Generations: Integrity, Industry and Generativity amongst Curriculum Workers
CONFERENCE ON CURRICULUM THEORY AND CLASSROOM PRACTICE (Bergamo), Dayton, OH

Perspectives on Contemporary Intersections of Love, Justice, and Education
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR TEACHING AND CURRICULUM, Chicago, IL

Love Songs (for Professor Ward Weldon), Chicago Student Art Educator Intermurals
SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO, Chicago, IL

It’s the Thought that Counts: Using Contemporary Art for the Pursuit of Inquiry
ILLINOIS ART EDUCATION ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING, Lisle,IL

Common Core Learning in Museums: A New Toolkit
ILLINOIS ART EDUCATION ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING, Lisle,IL

Beyond Tolerance: Integrating LGBTQ Content into Our Curriculum
FREE MINDS, FREE PEOPLE CONFERENCE, Chicago, IL

Just Yell: The Failure of Social Practice
MONIQUE MELOCHE GALLERY, Chicago, IL

Toward Interrupting Heteronormativity in the Elementary School Classroom
JEAN PIAGET SOCIETY CONFERENCE, Chicago, IL

Moderator, Museum Education Division: Family Programs State of Practice Issues Forum
NATIONAL ART EDUCATION ASSOCIATION NATIONAL CONVENTION, Fort Worth, TX

Opening Collaborative Dialogue about Queer Issues in Art and the Lives of Students
NATIONAL ART EDUCATION ASSOCIATION NATIONAL CONVENTION, Fort Worth, TX

The D.I.Y. MFA
NATIONAL ART EDUCATION ASSOCIATION NATIONAL CONVENTION, Fort Worth, TX

Virtual Touch and Material Thinking: The Interactive Tools of 21st Century Museum Education with Adults
NATIONAL ART EDUCATION ASSOCIATION NATIONAL CONVENTION, Fort Worth, TX

Building a Better Institute: Community, Collaboration and Contemporary Art in Practice
NATIONAL ART EDUCATION ASSOCIATION NATIONAL CONVENTION, Fort Worth, TX

Moderator, Questions from the Intersection of Love, Justice, and Education
CHICAGO CURRICULUM STUDIES STUDENT SYMPOSIUM, Chicago, IL

2012 Curriculum as Creative Practice
MUSUEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART CHICAGO

Beyond Tolerance: Integrating LGBTQ Curriculum into our Curriculum
TEACHERS FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE CURRICULUM FAIR, Chicago, IL

Drawing and Erasing: Visualizing the Simultaneous Genealogies of Curriculum History
CONFERENCE ON CURRICULUM THEORY AND CLASSROOM PRACTICE (Bergamo), Dayton, OH

Between Teachers’ Theories and Teachers Theorized: An Experimental Read-aloud Play
CONFERENCE ON CURRICULUM THEORY AND CLASSROOM PRACTICE (Bergamo), Dayton, OH

Making Meaning: A Studio Approach to Teaching and Learning
ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO, Chicago, IL

Keynote Address: The Inner Architecture of Creative Curriculum, Teacher Institute,
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART CHICAGO, Chicago, IL

Loved into Being: Mister Rogers and Art Education, Chicago Student Art Educator Intermurals,
SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO, Chicago, IL

Call and Response: Interpreting the Written Teaching Philosophy through Experimental Theatre
NATIONAL ART EDUCATION ASSOCIATION CONVENTION, New York, NY

The Pedagogy of Talk: Understanding Family Dialogue in the Galleries
NATIONAL ART EDUCATION ASSOCIATION CONVENTION, New York, NY

Emergent Curriculum in Art Education
NATIONAL ART EDUCATION ASSOCIATION CONVENTION, New York, NY

Harnessing Art Educators Across Institutions
NATIONAL ART EDUCATION ASSOCIATION CONVENTION, New York, NY

2011 Rethinking Sexual Identities and Educational Safe Spaces
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE, Chicago, IL

Off-Limits? Investigating the Role of Sexuality in the Classroom
TEACHERS FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE CURRICULUM FAIR, Chicago, IL

I See You, I See Me, Very Young Children Learning at the Encyclopedic Art Museum, Department of Art Education George Roeder Masters Symposium
SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO, Chicago, IL

Commencement Remarks: Master of Arts in Art Education, Department of Art Education George Roeder Masters Symposium
SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO, Chicago, IL

Walking Papers Gallery Walk, Curriculum Fair
THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO, Chicago, IL

I Really Want to Know: Structuring Open Questions for Classroom Dialogue
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Chicago, IL

Contemporary Art, Contemporary Educators: Teaching as a Creative Practice
NATIONAL ART EDUCATION ASSOCIATION CONVENTION, Seattle, WA

I See You, I See Me: Babies, Toddlers, and Little Children Learning at the Encyclopedic Art Museum, Student Roundtable
NATIONAL ART EDUCATION ASSOCIATION CONVENTION, Seattle, WA

49 Points of Connection to Olafur Eliasson for Early Childhood and Beyond, Curriculum Slam
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Chicago, IL

2010 Observational Portraiture: Alex Katz and Kehinde Wiley, Art Volunteers in the Classroom
THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

Teaching in the Museum: Skill Share in Object-based Learning, Student Museum Coalition and National Art Education Association Student Chapter
SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

Painting, Place, and Tuymans: Memory and the Interpretation of Experience, 2010 Summer Teacher Institute (Lead Curriculum Designer)
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Chicago, IL

Art in Early Childhood Education, Curriculum Fair
THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

The ABC’s of Art: A Program for Early Childhood Educators, Chicago Public Schools
THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

The Little Studio, Symposium: Child’s Play, Children’s Pleasures: Interdisciplinary Explorations,
HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY, Hempsted, NY

It Looked Like Spilt Milk: Abstraction to Support Emergent Literacy, Curriculum Slam
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Chicago, IL.

2008 Small Wonders: Tips for Touring with ages 3-6, Docent University
THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

2007 Early Childhood Strategies, Docent University
THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO.



JOURNAL ARTICLES



Harper, R. L. S. (2014). Untitled (Love songs, for Professor Ward Weldon). Visual Arts Research, 40(1), 66-67.

Harper, R. L. S. (2013). Shape of the wound: Restorative justice in potential spaces. Journal of Curriculum
Theorizing, 29(2).

Harper, R. L. S. (2013). Within the simultaneous genealogies of curriculum history. The Sophist’s Bane: Journal of
the Society of Professors of Education, 7(1).


BOOK



Cosier, K., Harper, R. L. S., Sapp, J., Sokolower, J., Temple, M. B. (2016). Rethinking sexism, gender, and sexuality.
Milwaukee, WI: Rethinking Schools.


BOOK CHAPTERS



Harper, R. L. S. & Ross, L. (2018). View from the gap: The Teacher Institute at the Museum of Contemporary Art
Chicago. In D. C. Ketchka, & B. S. Carptenter (Eds.), Professional development in art museums: Strategies of engagement through contemporary art. Reston, VA: National Art Education Association Press.

Harper, R. L. S. & Lucero, J. (2015). Subject matters of the arts. In M. F. He, W. H. Schubert, & B. D. Schultz (Eds.),
Guide to curriculum in education. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Harper, R. L. S. (2016). Beyond the classroom. In K. Cosier, R. L. S. Harper, J. Sapp, J.
Sokolower, M. B. Temple. Rethinking sexism, gender, and sexuality. Milwaukee, WI:
Rethinking Schools.


 
OTHER ARTICLES AND PUBLICATIONS



Downey, K. & Harper, R. (2013). Interview: Kerry Downey & Rachel Harper. I Don’t Do Boxes: Queer Stories from
the South. Retrieved from: http://www.idontdoboxes.org/interview-kerryandrachel/

Harper, R. L. S. (2012) Queering Education: The Collective Picture. AREA Chicago 12. Chicago: AREA Chicago.
(print)

Harper, R. & Kuliak, S. (2009) Family Self-Guide: Play Ball. The Art Institute of Chicago.

Harper, R. & Kuliak, S. (2009) Family Self-Guide: 360 Degrees: Art Beyond Borders. The Art Institute of Chicago.

Harper, R. (2008) Family Self-Guide: Benin—Kings and Rituals: Court Arts of Nigeria. The Art Institute of Chicago.


CURATOR OF EXHIBITIONS



PROSPECTIVE FOR CHICAGO: 25 YEARS OF STOCKYARD INSTITUTE
Preparing for Winter 2021- Fall 2022
DePAUL UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM, Chicago, IL
With Julie Rodrigues Widholm, Jim Duignan


PUBLIC SCHOOL
February 26, 2017 – June 25, 2017
HYDE PARK ART CENTER, Chicago, IL
With Jim Duignan, Stockyard Institute

TREATS
February 12-28, 2016
CHICAGO ART DEPARTMENT, Chicago, IL
With Ada Grey


CURRENT PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENT



DEPAUL UNIVERSITY, Chicago, IL
STOCKYARD INSTITUTE
CREATIVE ASSOCIATE | 2018 – present
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR | 2017 – 2018

 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION AND EVALUTION



UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, Chicago, IL
CURRICULUM CONSULTANT, THE ARTS INCUBATOR | 2013-2015

WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, New York, NY
QUALITATIVE ANALYST, TEEN PROGRAMS IMPACT RESEARCH PROJECT | 2013 - 2014
Principal Investigators: Danielle Linzer and Mary Ellen Munley

WALKER ART CENTER, Minneapolis, MN,
MODERATOR, FUTURE SPARK: THE WALKER ART CENTER’S TEEN THINK TANK | 2012 - 2013
Direction: Christina Alderman and Meghan Leafblad

CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS, Chicago, IL
CURRICULUM SPECIALIST, FAMILY LIFE AND SEXUAL HEALTH | 2012 - 2014

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Chicago, IL
CURRICULUM SPECIALIST, DEVELOPMENTAL EVALUATION OF TEACHER PROGRAMS | 2011- 2013
Department of Museum Education

SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO, Chicago, IL
GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANT | 2009 - 2011
Courses: Cyberpedagogy Laboratory, Art Education // Core Studio Practice, Contemporary Practices


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE, ART AND MUSIC


METROPOLITAN STATE UNIVERSITY OF DENVER
VISITING ARTIST SCHOLAR | April 2017

STOCKYARD INSTITUTE
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE | 2016 - 2017

BERNHARD MOOS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE | 2016 - present

CHICAGO ART DEPARTMENT
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE, LEARNING IS A LIFESTYLE PROJECT | 2015- 2016

THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO
ART PUPPET DESIGN, INTERPRETIVE EXHIBITION, PUPPETS | 2014
THE CHICAGO CULTURAL CENTER
INSTALLATION ASSISTANT / PERFORMER, “GERNIKA IN SAND,” LEE MING WEI, IMPERMENENCE | 2007

THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO
INSTALLATION ASSISTANT, STORIES FROM THE SILK ROAD | 2006
TERRY FRYER
MUSIC RECORDING SESSION ASSISTANT, JACK’S BIG MUSIC SHOW, NOGGIN NETWORK | 2005
STEVE FORD MUSIC
ASSISTANT AUDIO ENGINEER, APPRENTICE COMPOSER | 2003 – 2004 INTERN, MUSIC COMPOSITION ASSISTANT | 2002 – 2003

STUDIO: EXHIBITIONS, RECORDINGS, PERFORMANCES


2017 PUBLIC SCHOOL. Objects design and installations, original paintings. HYDE PARK ART CENTER, Chicago, IL

2015 “Now Beacon, Now Sea.” Durational performance; installation: trade-bound book and Chicago Public Schools
Chair. I Can’t Breathe, ARC GALLERY, Chicago, IL

“Black Protest Thought.” Installation: trade-bound book and photocopy print. Barack Obama Presidential Library, SOUTHSIDE HUB OF PRODUCTION, Chicago, IL

2014 Love Songs (for Professor Ward Weldon). Performance. MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Chicago, IL

2013 Love Songs (for Professor Ward Weldon). Performance. SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO, Chicago, IL

Hundred, Hundred, THE CHILDREN’S THEATER, Minneapolis, MN. (Original One Act Play for Educators). Date of performance: February 11, 2013

RACHEL HARPER: CLUTCH CURRICULUM, CLUTCH GALLERY, Chicago, IL (Solo)

2010 60x60 Project VOX NOVUS, New York, NY (Performance and Recording)

ALL CHILD, THE BASE SPACE: THE SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO, Chicago, IL. (Solo)

2009 Emerging Artists Exhibition, MORPHO GALLERY, Chicago, IL

Homemade, VOCALO 89.5FM, 09/09/2009 (Broadcast of audio work, Jack has 14 Trains)

You’re Gonna Learn, VOCALO 89.5FM, 09/16/2009 (Broadcast of audio work, Jack has
14Trains)

Call & Response, WALKABOUT: THEATRE ON YOUR FEET, ELGIN CULTURAL ARTS COMMISSION, Elgin, IL

2008 Call & Response, ARTCO RECORDS, Chicago, IL

2007 This End Up, THE BASE SPACE: THE SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO, Chicago, IL. (Collaborative Performed Installation)

2006 Digitally Propelled Ideas, KELLOGG UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY, Pomona, CA

Snapshots, ARC GALLERY, Chicago, IL

60x60 Project, VOX NOVUS, New York, NY (Performance and Recording)

2005 New Music Concert, THE GREEN MILL, Chicago, IL. (Performance)

2002 Residence, SIRAGUSA GALLERY, Chicago, IL

2000 The Funeral, FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY, Fine Arts Building, Tallahassee, FL (Performance)

DO NOT TOUCH, FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY, Tallahassee, FL (Performance)

AWARDS AND GRANTS


2018 INDIVIDUAL ARTIST GRANT, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events

VENCENTIAN ENDOWMENT FUND GRANT, DePaul University

2017 STONEWALL BOOK HONOR MEDAL, American Library Association

LOUISE de MARILLAC WOMAN OF SPIRIT AND ACTION AWARD, DePaul University

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN AWARD IN EDUCATION, Independent Book Publishers Association

BOARD OF TRUSTEES TUITION AND FEES WAIVER, University of Illinois at Chicago

RESIDENCY, The Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL

2016 NOMINEE: MUSEUM EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR, Illinois Art Education Association

INDIVIDUAL ARTIST GRANT, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events

RESIDENCY, The Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL

BOARD OF TRUSTEES TUITION AND FEES WAIVER, University of Illinois at Chicago

3AP AWARD, 3Arts Foundation

2015 TEACHING ARTIST RAGDALE FELLOWSHIP, 3Arts Foundation

LEARNING IS A LIFESTYLE GRANT, Chicago Art Department

TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIP, Curriculum and Instruction, University of Illinois at
Chicago

2014 TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIP, Curriculum and Instruction, University of Illinois at
Chicago

CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION TRAVEL AWARD, University of Illinois at Chicago

2013 RESIDENCY, The Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL

CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION TRAVEL AWARD, University of Illinois at Chicago

TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIP, Curriculum and Instruction, University of Illinois at
Chicago

2012 ANN LYNN LOPEZ SCHUBERT MEMORIAL FELLOWSHIP IN CURRICULUM STUDIES, College of Education,
University of Illinois at Chicago

FULL SCHOLARSHIP, Summer Intensive, The Second City, Chicago

TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIP, Curriculum and Instruction, University of Illinois at
Chicago

BOARD OF TRUSTEES TUITION AND FEES WAIVER, University of Illinois at Chicago

GRADUATE STUDENT COUNCIL TRAVEL AWARD, University of Illinois at Chicago

CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION TRAVEL AWARD, University of Illinois at Chicago

2011 BOARD OF TRUSTEES TUITION AND FEES WAIVER, University of Illinois at Chicago

THE FELLOWSHIP IN ART EDUCATION, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

LEADERSHIP AWARD, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

TRAVEL GRANT, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2008 RESIDENCY, The Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL

2007 RESIDENCY AND FRIENDS FELLOWSHIP, The Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL

2003 SCHOLARSHIP, Character, Leopold Schepp Foundation, New York, NY

2000-2003 MERIT AWARD (SCHOLARSHIP), The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

LEADERSHIP AWARD, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2000 JAMES L. McCRIMMON AWARD, Writing, Florida State University

1999 SCHOLARSHIP, Visual Art, Mary Averill Fisk Foundation, West Palm Beach, FL

THE PAINTING AWARD AND SCHOLARSHIP, Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. School of the Arts, West Palm Beach, FL


SERVICE



2017 – present Advisory Board Member, DePaul Art Museum, Chicago, IL

2014 – present Curatorial Board Member, Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL

2015 Reviewer, Mid-western Educational Researcher

2012-2015 Founding Chair, Planning Committee, Chicago Curriculum Studies Student Symposium, University of Illinois at Chicago

Student Representative for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Doctoral
Program Steering Committee, College of Education, University of Illinois at Chicago.

Reviewer, Curriculum Studies, National Association for Multicultural Education, National
Conference Proposals

Reviewer, American Association for Teaching and Curriculum, National Conference
Proposals

Juror, All-City Visual Art High School Program, Chicago Public Schools.

2011-2014 Representative, Curriculum and Instruction, Graduate Student Council, University of Illinois
at Chicago

2013 Finalist Interviewer [student host], Search for Dean of College of Education, University of
Illinois at Chicago.

2011 Planning Committee Member, Department of Art Education George Roeder Masters Symposium, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2010-2011 President, National Art Education Association Student Chapter, School of the Art Institute
of Chicago

2001-2002 Curatorial Committee Member, Siragusa Gallery, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Resident Advisor, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

PRESS


2018 Toscano, Maria. “Scholar-Artists Duignan and Harper receive City of Chicago Grants.” Newsline, DePaul University. April 5, 2018. Retrieved from https://www.depaulnewsline.com/debuzz/scholar-artists-duignan-and-harper-receive-city-chicago-grants

2017 Zimmerman, Peter. “’Public School’ wants you to find education where you don’t expect it to be.” WGN Radio. May 16, 2017. Retrieved from https://wgnradio.com/2017/05/16/public-school-wants-you-to-find-education-in-places-where-you-dont-expect-it-to-be/

Peters Quinn, Allison. “The art of self-education: Shifting school models through artistic inquiry.” Transactions Publications. Retrieved from http://transactionspublication.com/the-art-of-self-education-shifting-school-models-through-artistic-inquiry/

Bittle, Jake. “Gallery Review: Hyde Park Art Center.” South Side Weekly. Retrieved from https://southsideweekly.com/gallery-review-hyde-park-art-center/

2016 Soti, Nat. “Ada & Rachel Make Treats.” inpoints. Retrieved from http://inpoints.org/index.php/2016/10/19/ada-rachel-make-treats/

Lampert, Nicholas. “Rethinking Sexism, Gender, and Sexuality.” justseeds. Retrieved from https://justseeds.org/rethinking-sexism-gender-and-sexuality/

2015 Schroeder, Rob. “Seen and Heard: Giving Voice to Kids.” Recess Blog of the UIC College of Education. August 26, 2015. Retrieved from http://education.uic.edu/academics-admissions/student-life/seen-and-heard-giving-voice-kids

Schroeder, Rob. “Urban Kids Need Space for Arts.” Recess Blog of the UIC College of Education. July16, 2015. Retrieved from http://education.uic.edu/academics-admissions/student-life/urban-kids-need-space-arts

2012 Mills, Hannah. “Breaking the Silence: LGBTQ Curriculum in Public Schools.” Education Radio, Amhurst, MA. April 21, 2012.

2011 Ayling, David. “Mapping the Museum: Teens Use Technology to Make Their Mark on the Art Institute.” MacArthur Foundation Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning. May 5, 2011

RACHEL HARPER. Make Space. June 5, 2011. Retrieved from: http://make-space.net/2011/06/05/rachel-
harper/

2008 McNamara, Chris. “Children Take a Good Hard Look at Themselves… then Paint.” Chicago Tribune. May 6, 2008. Print.

2006 “10 Best Art Museums for Kids,” Child Magazine, January 2006. Print. (Art Institute Family Programs named #1)

PUBLIC PROGRAMS ORGANIZING



2019 Arts for a More Democratic Society (speaker series)
Forthcoming, January – June 2019
DePAUL ART MUSEUM

2017 PUBLIC SCHOOL programming
February 27 – April 30, 2017
HYDE PARK ART CENTER, Chicago, IL

2015 Chair, 3rd Annual Chicago Curriculum Studies Student Symposium
February 20, 2015
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO, Chicago, IL

2014 Chair, 2nd Annual Chicago Curriculum Studies Student Symposium
February 21, 2014
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO, Chicago, IL

2013 Founding Chair, Chicago Curriculum Studies Student Symposium
February 22, 2013
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO, Chicago, IL

2011 Co-organizer, Safe, Silent, Brave? Queer Sexuality in School Spaces
December 11, 2011, ChiQueer: Queer Issues in Education Inquiry to Action Group
SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO, Chicago, IL

Co-organizer, Put This on the Map: Reteaching Gender and Sexuality—a Workshop
April 27, 2011, Teachers for Social Justice Queer Issues in Education Inquiry to Action
Group, JANE ADDAMS HULL-HOUSE MUSEUM, Chicago, IL

Founding Co-organizer: Chicago Student Art Educators Intermurals
April 28, 2011, National Art Education Association Student Chapter of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO, Chicago, IL

 
INVITED SPEAKER, UNDERGRADUATE + GRADUATE COURSES


2018 Art and Pedagogy, College of Education, DePaul University

Learning through the Arts, College of Education, DePaul University

2017 Teacher as Artist, College of Education, DePaul University

2016 The Cultural Context of Child Development, University of Washington, Tacoma

Proseminar 2, Department of Arts Administration, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Learning through the Arts, College of Education, DePaul University

Art and Music in the Elementary Classroom, DePaul University

Learning through the Arts, College of Education, DePaul University

Teacher as Artist, College of Education, DePaul University

2015 Art and Pedagogy, College of Education, DePaul University

Introductory Workshop for Writers of Masters Theses, Department of Arts Administration, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2014 Teacher as Artist, College of Education, DePaul University

Proseminar I, Department of Arts Administration, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2013 Foundations of Curriculum Studies, College of Education, University of Illinois at Chicago

Proseminar in Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education, University of Illinois at Chicago

Education Policy Foundations, College of Education, University of Illinois at Chicago

Public Engagement in Museums, College of Architecture and the Arts, University of Illinois at Chicago

2012 Proseminar in Curriculum and Instruction, College Of Education, University of Illinois at Chicago

Curriculum and Teaching in Secondary Schools, College Of Education, University of Illinois at Chicago

Histories Theories, and Philosophies of American Public Education, School of the Art Institute of Chicago: Department of Art Education, Chicago, IL

Museum Education, Families, and the Arts (lecture series); University of South Carolina: College of Arts and Sciences: Department of Art: Art Education, Columbia, SC

2011 Museum Education at the Art Institute of Chicago and Museum of Contemporary Art
Chicago, Western Illinois University: Department of Museum Studies, Macomb, IL


 
DOCTORAL COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP


2017- Present Brandon Gilbert, Advisor: Mojdeh Bayat
An Investigation of How Children Articulate their Sense of Self through Art. DePaul University

MASTERS THESIS COMMITTEES AND REVIEWS


2017 David Ladon, Mother Market. DePaul University

2015 Jennie Crichlow. Auditing is Relevant: Non-profits and their Web Presence. School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Samantha Reynolds. Adaptive Capacity: Necessary Components & Strategies for Contemporary Non-Profit Arts & Cultural Organizations. School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Eric Lengsouthiphong. Seeing as Action: Community Engagement and Adaptability of Asian American Film Festival Programming. School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Kristin Breitenbach. “Not Unique, Powerful, Competitve”: Advocacy and Obstacles in Feminist Arts Administration. School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

2014 Samantha Reynolds. Art Centers Today: Evolve, Respond, & Rethink (proposal). School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Alexia Jacques-Casanova. Creative Responsibility: The Place of Civically Engaged Artists in Contemporary Mexico City (proposal). School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Daniel Y. Lin. Fashionable Performance and Performative Fashion (proposal). School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

2013 Meagan C. Bowley. Growing Agency: Critical Art Practice in the Urban Garden (proposal). School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Linda DeViller. Stuck in the Middle: Addressing the Midlife Adult Demographic and the Adult Creative Experience (proposal). School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Heather Lindhal. Political Movement: The Critical Pedagogy of Somatic Art Making (proposal). School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Jeanette Martin. STITCH MKE: Transformation through a Community-based Mural Project (proposal). School of the Art Institute of Chicago.


TEACHING, COMPLETE LIST



UNDERGRADUATE
• Arts and Music in the Elementary School, Primary grades critical arts integration history, theory, and methods (DePaul).
• Art, Music, and Movement in Early Childhood Educaiton, Theory and methods of arts integration in early childhood and human development
• Teaching and Learning Social Studies in the Urban Elementary School, Primary grades social studies critical multicultural curriculum and pedagogy for Teacher Candidates concurrently in full-time Felid Placements (UIC).
• Introduction to Urban Education, Undergraduate social foundations of education course focusing on the historical, political, and theoretical foundations of schooling, teaching, and learning in the United States, with special emphasis on urban experience (UIC).
• Race, Ethnicity, and Education, Undergraduate social foundations of education course focusing on the historical, political, and theoretical construction of race and ethnicity in American culture, and relationship to schooling (UIC).
• Childhood and the Image of the Child, First Year Seminar: Writing course focusing on psychoanalytic theories of human development and feminist interpretations of children’s literature and other media for children (SAIC).
• Core Studio Practice (Teaching Assistant), Freshman studio course (SAIC).


GRADUATE
• Learning Through the Arts, Primary grades critical arts integration history, theory, and methods (DePaul).
• Proseminar II, graduate thesis course in research methods for students pursuing the Master of Arts degree in Arts Administration (SAIC, first instructor/course designer).
• Cyberpedagogy Laboratory (Teaching Assistant), graduate course in educational technology (SAIC).


STUDENT PROGRAMS: MUSEUMS and CLASSROOMS
• Visual Art Intensive (High School) Initial curriculum designer and first instructor: 1 week experimental art program on site at the Ragdale Foundation in Lake Forest, IL
• Teen Lab (High School) 10 week museum art and career education program through After School Matters (AIC)
• Senior Kindergarten, Assistant Teacher (Francis W. Parker School)
• Student Tours (Grades 1-12): Develop and lead interactive educational tours. (MCA)
• Studio Art Program (Grades 3-12): Develop and lead art projects related to gallery visits. (AIC)
• The Big Picture (Preschool): Large-format painting and drawing class for preschoolers (Francis W. Parker School)
• School of Rock (Grades 2-5): Songwriting and music composition for children (Francis W. Parker School)
• Radio Show (Ages 8-12): Sound recording and production for children (EAC)
• What is Sound Art? (Teens/Adults) Six week introduction to history and production of sound art (EAC)


MUSEUM EDUCATION THEORY AND PRACTICE PROGRAMS AT THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO
• After-School Matters Internship (High School): Trained and developed four students per term
• Youth Ready Chicago Internship (Ages 16-22): Trained and developed six students per year
• Museum Education Departmental Internship (Undergraduate, Graduate) Lead annual sessions for twelve
students
• Family Programs Internships (High School, Undergraduate, Graduate): Trained and developed four
students per term
• Cooperative Education at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Undergraduate, Graduate): Trained and developed two students per term


FAMILY PROGRAMS: MUSEUMS
• Look and Learn (all ages): In-gallery, thematic interactive conversations. (MCA)
• Mini Masters (ages 3-5): Stories, gallery visits, games, and studio art. (AIC)
• Story Time (ages 3-5): Reading picture books, reading images. (AIC)
• Family Workshops (ages 6-12): Gallery visits and studio art. (AIC)
• Drawing in the Galleries (ages 6-12) (AIC)
• Gallery Walks/Private Tours (ages 6-12): Thematic and interactive gallery visits. (AIC)
• Family Days/Family Festivals (All ages): Studio-based art education programs (AIC, MCA, Block)
• Intergenerational Elderhostel (Grandparents and grandchildren): Studio-based art education programs (AIC)
• Family Art Camp (ages 6-12) Annual one-week intergenerational museum and studio education program (SAIC)


TEACHERS, PARENTS, AND OTHER EDUCATORS
• Parent Workshops (AIC)
• Teacher Workshops (AIC, MCA, EAC)
• Teacher Institutes (Summer intensives and year-long programs) (MCA)
• Docent University (AIC)
• Art Volunteers in the Classroom (AIC)
• Curriculum Fair (AIC)
• Educator Salons (MCA)
• Bienniel Art Education Symposium (MCA)
• Artist Guide Training Modules for Interactive Family Gallery Walks (MCA)

ADULT PROGRAMS
• Guided Tours (AIC, MCA)
• Stroller Tours (AIC)
• Artist Demonstrations: Drawing (AIC)
• Member Sketch (Drawing in the galleries) (AIC)
• Studio Art Programs with Guided Tours (AIC)

NEW INSTITUTIONAL PROGRAMS ESTABLISHED



THE LITTLE STUDIO
(ages 0-5 with grown-up): Drop-in educational program inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education. (AIC, established 2007) http://www.artic.edu/visit/visiting-your-family

CHICAGO CURRICULUM STUDIES STUDENT SYMPOSIUM (PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCE)
Dialogue-centered Curriculum Studies conference with keynote, plenary, and breakout sessions (UIC, established 2012, active 2012 - 2015) http://chicagocurriculum.tumblr.com/

MARWEN – ART INSTITUTE PARTNERSHIP INTERNSHIP
Internship program for four students per school year in partnership with Chicago non-profit youth arts organization, Marwen. (AIC, established 2008) http://www.artic.edu/learn/teens/museum-internships