Dr. Gardner was the inaugural speaker for this series 10 years ago. He is a professor of cognition and education at Harvard Graduate School of Education; senior director of Harvard Project Zero, an education research group that seeks to understand and enhance learning, thinking, and creativity in the arts; and author of over 20 books translated into 30 languages. He is best known for his theory of multiple intelligences, which values the unique blend of intelligences that human beings possess. His September 19th talk is titled “Thinking and Teaching about Beauty in the 21st Century.”
The Conversation on Education and the Arts series is an annual lecture sponsored by the Montclair Community Pre-K and hosted by MAM. Past speakers have included educators, scholars, artists, and authors interested in progressive teaching methods: Howard Gardner (2003), Leon Botstein (2004), Lillian Katz (2005), Maxine Greene (2006), Eric Carle (2007), Lella Gandini (2008), Philip Yenawine (2009), Faith Ringgold (2010), and Claudia Cornett (2011).
Tickets are $20 for members, Montclair Community Pre-K families, and students with valid I.D. and $25 for nonmembers. Advance tickets are available online at https://www.montclairartmuseum.org/
About the Montclair Community Pre-K
The Montclair Community Pre-K is a private, non-profit program with a public mission. We opened our doors in 1998 with the following mission statement: To offer all four year olds in Montclair a high quality, affordable education that prepares them for kindergarten and beyond, regardless of the ability of the family to pay tuition.
The Montclair Community Pre-K is a nationally recognized early childhood education program. We are dedicated to educational excellence and are a model school in the local community, as well as in New Jersey and across the country.
To ensure we fulfill our mission, we offer tuition assistance on a sliding-scale based on household income. We are proud to say that no Montclair resident has ever been denied admission because of lack of funds.