New Museum

Signs and Symbols for Healing:
A Workshop for Teachers with Maia Ruth Lee  

Wednesday, October 21, 4:30-6:00PM


In this hands-on workshop for teachers, Artist Maia Ruth Lee will discuss how migration and translation inform two bodies of work in her creative practice. After a discussion of the pictorial code that comprise her “Auspicious Glyphs” and the bundled forms of her “Bondage Baggage” series, educators will be invited to experiment giving symbolic language and material shape to experiences, memories, and emotions. We will reflect on how art making can create a healing space through communication and exchange and, at the same time, honor self-preservation, personal meditation, and private meaning. 


This program is part of a series that brings the New Museum’s annual Convening for Contemporary Art, Education, and Social Justice online. Free workshops and discussions will be available during the 2020/21 school year on topics of “Art and Healing,” designed to consider how teachers, entering conversations with diverse knowledge and a sense of urgency for supporting each other and their students, may gain inspiration and resources that nurture creativity, socioemotional learning, and justice in education.