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For over a decade the New Museum publication Contemporary Art and Multicultural Education (1996) has served as the guide to multicultural art education, connecting everyday experience, social critique, and creative expression with classroom learning. The much-anticipated Rethinking Contemporary Art and Multicultural Education (2011) continues to provide an accessible and practical tool for teachers, while offering new art, essays, and content to account for transitions and changes in both the fields of art and education. The book features full-color and black-and-white reproductions and writings on fifty-seven contemporary artists and their works; lesson plans exploring activism, history, and identity; and essays on technology, art, and teaching in today’s classroom.

Artists included in the book: Shaina Anand, Edgar Arceneaux, Andrea Bowers, Mark Bradford, Ginger Brooks Takahashi, Center for Land Use Reinterpretation, Nikhil Chopra, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Hasan Elahi, Cao Fei, Urs Fischer, Carlos Garaicoa, Shilpa Gupta, Daniel Guzmán, Rachel Harrison, Sharon Hayes, Susan Hefuna, Jonathan Hernández, Leslie Hewitt, Huang Yong Ping, Runa Islam, Emily Jacir, Michael Joo, Lauren Kelley, Margaret Kilgallen, An-My Lê, Glenn Ligon, Daniel Joseph Martinez, Barry McGee, Dave McKenzie, Julie Mehretu, Wangechi Mutu, Rivane Neuenschwander, Noguchi Rika, Catherine Opie, Clifford Owens, Elizabeth Peyton, Annie Pootoogook, Walid Raad, Michael Rakowitz, Pedro Reyes, Rigo 23, Lara Schnitger, Lisa Sigal, Taryn Simon, Lorna Simpson, Jeff Sonhouse, SUPERFLEX, Sarah Sze, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Danh Vo, Kara Walker, Nari Ward, Kehinde Wiley, Haegue Yang, Yin Xiuzhen, Artur Zmijewski

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Sponsored by Deutsche Bank

Rethinking Contemporary Art and Multicultural Education is also made possible by a generous grant from Agnes Gund.

Generous endowment support is provided by The Keith Haring Foundation School and Youth Programs Fund, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Skadden, Arps Education Programs Fund, and the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fund for Education Programs at the New Museum. Additional endowment support provided by the JPMorgan Chase Professional Development Workshop Program for Teachers.

Additional program support is made possible by The Bloomingdale's Fund of the Macy's Foundation, Con Edison, the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and the New York State Council on the Arts.

Publications

For over a decade the New Museum publication Contemporary Art and Multicultural Education (1996) has served as the guide to multicultural art education, connecting everyday experience, social critique, and creative expression with classroom learning. The much-anticipated Rethinking Contemporary Art and Multicultural Education (2011) continues to provide an accessible and practical tool for teachers, while offering new art, essays, and content to account for transitions and changes in both the fields of art and education.