NAEA Museum Education Division

NAEA Museum Education Division Builds and sustains a diverse and vibrant professional learning community dedicated to advancing visual arts education within the context of art museums.

NAEA’s Museum Education Division builds and sustains a diverse and vibrant professional learning community among people dedicated to advancing visual arts education within the context of art museums in North America. The Division creates opportunities for its members to build knowledge and capacity, connects members with each other, develops tools for advocacy that advance the value of visual art education, and both encourages and conducts research to better understand the impact of art museums as learning institutions. The Division leverages the contributions of more than 750 educators across North America through a network of 8 regional representatives and representative‐elects as well as project‐specific task forces and working groups. The Division also works closely with the leadership of the full Association, including six other Divisions, Regional Vice‐ Presidents, and Issues Groups, to advance the core mission of NAEA: to advance visual arts education to fulfill human potential and promote global understanding.

NAEA’s Museum Education Division builds and sustains a diverse and vibrant professional learning community among people dedicated to advancing visual arts education within the context of art museums in North America. The Division creates opportunities for its members to build knowledge and capacity, connects members with each other, develops tools for advocacy that advance the value of visual art education, and both encourages and conducts research to better understand the impact of art museums as learning institutions. The Division leverages the contributions of more than 750 educators across North America through a network of 8 regional representatives and representative‐elects as well as project‐specific task forces and working groups. The Division also works closely with the leadership of the full Association, including six other Divisions, Regional Vice‐ Presidents, and Issues Groups, to advance the core mission of NAEA: to advance visual arts education to fulfill human potential and promote global understanding.

On this Labor Day, we take stock of a year of layoffs, furloughs, mutual aid funds, and union organizing in the museum w...
09/07/2020
Death To Museums Live Stream

On this Labor Day, we take stock of a year of layoffs, furloughs, mutual aid funds, and union organizing in the museum world.

This weekend, Death to Museums hosted their September Series on Organizing and Mutual Aid, featuring: ICP Center Blackness Now, Onyx Montes, Evan Aanerud and Jillian Impastato (of Emerging Artist Initiative), and Museum Workers Speak.

Access the recording here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyr059Kb-RI

Donate to the Emerging Artist Relief Fund: https://www.eaifund.com/

Donate to the Museum Workers Relief Fund: https://bit.ly/MuseumWorkersReliefFund

Complete the NAEA Museum Education COVID-19 State-of-the-Field Survey: http://bit.ly/MuseumEdSurvey

Help us measure the impact of COVID19 on the art museum education field. RK&A has partnered with the NAEA Museum Educati...
09/04/2020
NAEA Museum Education COVID-19 State-of-the-Field Survey

Help us measure the impact of COVID19 on the art museum education field. RK&A has partnered with the NAEA Museum Education Division to document and analyze the impact of the pandemic and recession on our field.

If you are employed, laid off, or furloughed, please take a few minutes to complete the survey so we can document this pivotal time. Multiple staff from the same museum are encouraged to participate. Please share widely.

http://bit.ly/MuseumEdSurvey

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09/02/2020

Let’s reflect! We’ve witnessed a massive wave of resource-sharing, program-pivoting, and calls for professional development over the last few months.

Which resources and conversations have YOU found most helpful? We want to hear from you!

08/31/2020

Do you know an outstanding visual arts educator, student, or supporter who deserves recognition? The NAEA awards program offers over 100 awards. Growing in scope since its inception, this program features state, regional, and national level awards.

Deadline: October 1, 2020.
Learn more about the NAEA Awards here: http://bit.ly/NAEAawards

August 28 marks significant events in Black history, including the date that Emmett Till was murdered in 1955, the date ...
08/28/2020
Racial Encounters, Ruptures, and Reckonings: Art Curriculum Futurity in the Wake of Black Lives Matter

August 28 marks significant events in Black history, including the date that Emmett Till was murdered in 1955, the date that 250,000 people joined in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963, and the date that Senator Obama accepted the Democratic nomination for President in 2008. Today is the second day of the Virtual March on Washington, organized by the NAACP. As art educators, let’s take a moment to consider the recent editorial in the Art Education journal, “Racial Encounters, Ruptures, and Reckonings: Art Curriculum Futurity in the Wake of Black Lives Matter” by Amelia M. Kraehe and David Herman Jr.

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00043125.2020.1789413

(2020). Racial Encounters, Ruptures, and Reckonings: Art Curriculum Futurity in the Wake of Black Lives Matter. Art Education: Vol. 73, No. 5, pp. 4-7.

Educators looking for resources to design their virtual children’s programs might find the Virtual Storytime Services Gu...
08/26/2020
Virtual Storytime Services Guide

Educators looking for resources to design their virtual children’s programs might find the Virtual Storytime Services Guide from the ALSC helpful.

Find valuable information about tech, promotion, copyright, best practices for diversity and accessibility, and more!

Share your program plans and questions with us in the comments!

http://bit.ly/ALSCstorytime

VIRTUAL STORYTIME SERVICES RESOURCE GUIDE Virtual programs are a valuable way to connect with our communities regardless of crisis. As libraries of all types expand their digital collections and explore virtual programming, we offer this guide as a resource to those seeking to offer or improve story...

Peer2Peer: Centering Accessibility in Digital Spaces As museums adapt and design new programming for digital platforms, ...
08/24/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Peer2Peer Weekly: Centering Accessibility in Digital Spaces . After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

Peer2Peer: Centering Accessibility in Digital Spaces

As museums adapt and design new programming for digital platforms, how are educators responding to the needs of people with disabilities?

Join Gwen Fernandez, former Interpretation and Accessibility Manager at Phoenix Art Museum, and Annie Leist, Associate Educator with Community & Access Programs at the Museum of Modern Art, to discuss the learning curves, opportunities, and challenges of centering accessibility in the time of COVID-19. Please bring your questions, resources, and ideas to share in this interactive session.

Thursday, August 27 at 1PM Central.
Free, registration is required. Register at: http://bit.ly/P2Paccess

As museums adapt and design new programming for digital platforms, how are educators responding to the needs of people with disabilities? Join Gwen Fernandez, former Interpretation and Accessibility Manager at Phoenix Art Museum, and Annie Leist, Associate Educator with Community & Access Programs a...

What multimodal elements and activities do you include in your early learner programs? Adding music or clapping games to...
08/21/2020
Ella Jenkins

What multimodal elements and activities do you include in your early learner programs?

Adding music or clapping games to the mix can be the perfect way to enrich the experience, get some wiggles, out, and gain new perspectives!

Ella Jenkins’ far-reaching catalog of children’s folk music is the perfect place to begin. Start listening and tapping your toes: https://spoti.fi/2YlCAtR

Ella Jenkins, Category: Artist, Albums: Camp Songs with Ella Jenkins & Friends, More Multicultural Children's Songs from Ella Jenkins, 123s and ABCs, Get Moving With Ella Jenkins, African American Legacy Series: A Life of Song, Singles: Hill Was Steep and Tall (When I Signed up for This Hike), Down....

Reminder: NAEA Museum Ed Virtual Preconference Brainstorm is happening this morning at 10 AM Central. Registration is re...
08/17/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Virtual Preconference Brainstorm Monday. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

Reminder: NAEA Museum Ed Virtual Preconference Brainstorm is happening this morning at 10 AM Central.

Registration is required: https://bit.ly/MonBrainStrm

The NAEA Museum Education Division has hosted a day-long, in person preconference for more than 30 years. In 2021 we're going virtual, and we want this virtual program to meet your needs as we collaborate to take advantage of the virtual format.

Help us think big and bold! We’ll talk in small and large groups during 90 minute sessions. Participants are expected to actively contribute to conversations.

You only need to pick one, but you are welcome to attend both if you would like.

Can't join today? Register for the Thursday session.

Thursday, August 20, 2020
4PM Eastern / 3 PM Central / 2 PM Mountain / 1 PM Pacific
90 minutes
Register here: https://bit.ly/ThurBrainStrm

Help us imagine our first virtual preconference! Join art museum educators from across the U.S. and beyond to discuss ideas for the first virtual NAEA Museum Ed Preconference! The Museum Ed division has put on a day-long in person preconference for more than 30 years. In 2021 we're going virtual, an...

Join us for the Museum Ed Virtual Preconference Brainstorm!The NAEA Museum Education Division has hosted a day-long, in ...
08/14/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Virtual Preconference Brainstorm Monday. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

Join us for the Museum Ed Virtual Preconference Brainstorm!

The NAEA Museum Education Division has hosted a day-long, in person preconference for more than 30 years. In 2021 we're going virtual, and we want this virtual program to meet your needs as we collaborate to take advantage of the virtual format.

Help us think big and bold! There are two options to participate. We’ll talk in small and large groups during 1.5 hour sessions next week. You only need to pick one, but you are welcome to attend both if you would like. Participants are expected to actively contribute to conversations.

Monday, August 17, 2020
11 AM Eastern / 10 AM Central / 9 AM Mountain / 8 AM Pacific
90 Minutes
Register here: https://bit.ly/MonBrainStrm

Thursday, August 20, 2020
4PM Eastern / 3 PM Central / 2 PM Mountain / 1 PM Pacific
90 minutes
Register here: https://bit.ly/ThurBrainStrm

Help us imagine our first virtual preconference! Join art museum educators from across the U.S. and beyond to discuss ideas for the first virtual NAEA Museum Ed Preconference! The Museum Ed division has put on a day-long in person preconference for more than 30 years. In 2021 we're going virtual, an...

“What would it look like in real time for the harmed to be made whole? For the oppressed to be validated? For the ousted...
08/13/2020
Reflexive Cartography: Or, A Ritual For the Dying Museum Landscape – The Socio-political Impact of Change in Museums

“What would it look like in real time for the harmed to be made whole? For the oppressed to be validated? For the ousted/targeted/silenced to be affirmed?”

In part 2 of her 3-part series for Incluseum, Dr. Porchia Moore writes of cartography as a practice of change and renewal. Surveying the museum field in its current unhealthy, antiquated, harmful practices and laying the groundwork for healing, she also highlights the “Death to Museums” movement, which we’ll cover at a later date.

In the meantime, read, think, and start charting some maps: https://bit.ly/ReflexiveCartography

This blogpost is authored by Dr. Porchia Moore, who has been an Advisor and Regular Contributing Writer to The Incluseum for many years. This post is Part 2 in a 3-part series…so stay tuned! You ca…

This week, we revisit Priya Frank’s Viewfinder article charting the journey and core goals of the Seattle Art Museum’s E...
08/12/2020

This week, we revisit Priya Frank’s Viewfinder article charting the journey and core goals of the Seattle Art Museum’s Equity Team. In her role as Associate Director for Community Programs, Frank worked with staff from across the museum to create an equity plan, which became part of the SAM’s strategic plan. Although programs, training, and structures to support change were developed, the team advocates for a cultural shift centering equity in every aspect of work at the museum. Frank concludes with a reminder to “embody a joyful approach” to the work of imaging equitable museum practices and spaces.

This article was originally published in the Summer 2018 issued on Institution Change. Link: https://bit.ly/SAM_Frank

[Image Description: Photo from 2016 featuring the eighteen founding members of the Seattle Art Museum staff equity team. Staff of different ages and races stand together in three rows on the museum’s marble steps.]

Peer2Peer Weekly: Supporting Staff in Uncertain TimesJoin us this Thursday, 8/13 at 1PM Central for a conversation led b...
08/10/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Peer2Peer Weekly: Supporting Staff in Uncertain Times. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

Peer2Peer Weekly: Supporting Staff in Uncertain Times
Join us this Thursday, 8/13 at 1PM Central for a conversation led by Hajnal Eppley about supporting staff during uncertain times. Open to both supervisors and staff without supervisory duties, this session will be a space to discuss successful strategies and challenges.

Free, registration is required. Register at: https://bit.ly/P2Pstaff

Join Hajnal Eppley for an informal conversation. For managers: what strategies have you found helpful to support the well-being of your staff during this time? What are your biggest challenges? For those who are being managed: how have you felt supported by your team during this time? And if you hav...

What do you want to  discuss in a future Peer2Peer Weekly session? Put your burning questions and topic ideas in the com...
08/07/2020

What do you want to discuss in a future Peer2Peer Weekly session? Put your burning questions and topic ideas in the comments!

Missed a talk you wanted to see? Recordings posted here: https://bit.ly/NAEAyoutube

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“Embracing a human-centered mindset in museums asks us to elevate care, relationship building, and collective well-being...
08/05/2020
Leading Means Being More Human

“Embracing a human-centered mindset in museums asks us to elevate care, relationship building, and collective well-being as integral elements to our institutions’ values and culture” (Murawski, 2020).

https://bit.ly/MurawskiLeading

As we observe institutional responses to the pandemic and calls for racial equity, we may wonder what the net effect of all our resource sharing, discussion, reflection, and advocacy might be. What is the point if we as individuals have no control over layoffs or budget allocations? Who within the museum has the power to dismantle systems of white supremacy? Who are the museum leaders?

In “Leading Means Being More Human,” Mike Murawski examines leadership in times of crises, highlighting emerging and often unexpected leaders in the field while advocating for a practice that transcends traditional rigid expectations preserving power and authority. How can YOU lead?

Written by Mike Murawski In an April conversation with New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman about leadership in times of crisis, business expert Dov Seidman stressed the need for business leade…

Peer2Peer Weekly - Shared Space for Museum Educators Who Have Been Furloughed or Laid-offAre you a museum educator who h...
08/04/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Peer2Peer Weekly: Topic TBA. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

Peer2Peer Weekly - Shared Space for Museum Educators Who Have Been Furloughed or Laid-off

Are you a museum educator who has recently been furloughed or laid off? Join Gwendolyn Fernandez and Juline Chevalier this Thursday, August 6 at 1 PM Central to share about your experiences and hear from other museum educators.

Free, advanced registration is required. Register here: https://bit.ly/P2P_SharedSpace

Missed a talk you wanted to see? Recordings posted here: https://bit.ly/NAEAyoutube.

Free and open to all.

Looking to diversify your children’s book corner? Many book lists have been shared over the past few months. Raising Lum...
07/31/2020
Raising Luminaries

Looking to diversify your children’s book corner? Many book lists have been shared over the past few months. Raising Luminaries: Books for Littles is more than a book list. You can search specific topics, read quick but thoughtful posts about a variety of themes, and join an online community of progressive educators sharing resources.

https://booksforlittles.com/

Igniting the next generation of kind & courageous leaders

30 years ago, on July 26, 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law. As we reflect on the current st...
07/30/2020
Our fight for disability rights -- and why we're not done yet

30 years ago, on July 26, 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law. As we reflect on the current state of disability rights in the United States and the world, let’s take a moment to listen to lifelong activist Judith Heumann as she shares stories from her life and work, and looks forward to the future.

https://bit.ly/JudithHeumanTEDx

What role(s) can museum educators play in the future of disability rights?

Four decades ago, Judith Heumann helped to lead a groundbreaking protest called the Section 504 sit-in -- in which disabled-rights activists occupied a federal building for almost a month, demanding greater accessibility for all. In this personal, inspiring talk, Heumann tells the stories behind the...

07/29/2020
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“Given their historical legacies and current moves toward inclusivity, museum education offers a ripe setting to analyze how racism shapes how we view, discuss, create, and engage multiple audiences - of all racial identities - with our institutions” (Dewhurst & Hendrick, 2017).

In “Identifying and Transforming Racism in Museum Education,” authors Dewhurst and Hendrick suggest tools, resources, and protocols for embarking on sustained conversations about racial equity. This is a resource that begets more resources!

https://bit.ly/IdentifyingAndTransforming

What does your reading list look like these days? Which books, articles, podcasts, documentaries, or other resources have you found particularly valuable?

Peer 2 Peer Weekly - Working with Teens during Covid19How have you been working with teens during the pandemic? Mieke Fa...
07/28/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Peer2Peer Weekly: Working with Teens during COVID19. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

Peer 2 Peer Weekly - Working with Teens during Covid19
How have you been working with teens during the pandemic? Mieke Fay shares how her institution has navigated several teen programs and what's working and not working. We invite you to ask questions and share your expertise.

Thursday, July 30 at 1 PM Central

Free, but registration is required in advance https://bit.ly/P2Pteens

Join Mieke Fay from the Corning Museum of Glass for a casual, participatory conversation about a topic relevant to art museum educators. Free and open to all.

07/25/2020
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As we continue to gather resources and make strides toward equitable and anti-racist practices in our institutions, we should first confront our failures to do so, and how those failures impact the work we do.

Read Sunny Spillane’s earnest exploration of failure through the lens of Critical Race Theory here: https://bit.ly/SpillaneFailureOfWhiteness

What would your story say? What steps can you take to learn from your failures?

07/22/2020
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“When you think about it, we’re not just fighting racism in museums, but we’re a part of a longer history of people who have worked to dismantle it in our society. How do we play the long game and remain resilient in our efforts?”

In today’s anti-racist resource, Keonna Hendrick and long-time educator and advocate Radiah Harper discuss tools and methods for creating long-term changes for cultural equity.

Read “Doing the Work: A Discussion on Visioning and Realizing Racial Equity in Museums” here: https://bit.ly/DoingTheWorkRacialEquity

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Judy Chicago Art Education Award invites submissions Application deadline is June 1, 2020 Through the Flower, a nonprofit art organization, invites artists, scholars and educators to apply for the 2019 Judy Chicago Art Education Award. The award, named in honor of one of the Feminist Art Movement’s key founders, is awarded annually and is accompanied by a $1,500 prize along with a certificate signed by Chicago. The application deadline is June 1, 2020. The award was established in 2011 to support projects that use Judy Chicago materials found at any of the three institutions that comprise the online Judy Chicago Portal. These institutions include: ● Penn State University Libraries Eberly Family Special Collections Library, which houses the Judy Chicago Art Education Collection, which includes the “The Dinner Party” Curriculum Project; ● The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA), Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center, home of the Judy Chicago Visual Archive; and ● Harvard University’s Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America which includes letters, papers, and recordings of congressional hearings about The Dinner Party. Criteria for the completed or proposed project must include evidence of use of one or more of the three archives for research or teaching projects. Projects should encompass feminist goals such as understanding and appreciation for the achievements of women, gender equity/justice, or the use of Judy Chicago’s participatory art pedagogy informed by feminist principles. The applicant’s project also must include a public presentation such as a lecture, publication or class activity. Award submission will be accepted online only until midnight on June 1, 2020. Details, including a video of Judy Chicago discussing the award, are available online at Judy Chicago Art Education Award at https://judychicago.arted.psu.edu/award/ The 2020 award ceremony will be held Friday, July 24 at the Through the Flower Resource Center in Belen, New Mexico. Past awardee projects, including that of the 2019 recipient, Chelsea Borgman, may be viewed at https://judychicago.arted.psu.edu/…/teaching-…/award-winning. For more information about the Judy Chicago Art Education Award administered by the Penn State School of Visual Arts, contact Karen Keifer-Boyd at [email protected].
CALL-OUT to K-12 Art Teachers: Do you include data visualization projects in your classes? NAEA Data visualization Working Group would like to hear from you! Data Visualization is a broad term for numerous approaches to present information visually. Although charts, graphs, and maps are common forms of data visualization, artists and art educators have long recognized the power of visualizing ideas. For example, check out how Laurie Frick tells visual stories through data and how Nina Katchadourian uses art of charts and systems in her Genealogy of a Supermarket. We are compiling approaches, projects, lessons, and examples from K-12 teachers as resources for NAEA members to be premiered at the April 9, 2020, 7;00-8:00 PM EST webcast, “Is it Art? Data Visualization: How does data visualization align with the National Core Art Standards?” Please contact Yichien Cooper at [email protected] and Karen Keifer-Boyd at [email protected]
Just a reminder to nominate your exceptional colleagues for the NAEA Higher Ed awards. Nomination packets are due OCTOBER 1, 2019. The NAEA Awards booklet containing information on all of the NAEA awards, eligibility, and what to include can be found at: https://www.arteducators.org/opportunities/naea-awards The Higher Ed awards include: National Higher Education Art Educator Award Regional Higher Education Art Educator Awards Manuel Barkan Memorial Award Preservice Chapter Sponsor of Excellence Award
This survey closes in one week—if you are an art museum educator, please consider filling out the questionnaire and adding your experience to the data for this study. Art museum educators* are invited to participate in a research project that seeks to understand contemporary practitioners, their challenges, and their work. This survey instrument contains questions about professional development, characteristics of identity, and professional contexts for art museum educators. Findings from this research will inform future professional development, current understandings, and future study of the field of art museum education. This research consists of a Qualtrics questionnaire that will take approximately 10 minutes to complete online on the computer or handheld device of your choice. *Art museum educators are defined as those individuals who are employed by art museums to engage in educational, interpretative, or experiential activities with members of the public. Typically, these individuals work under the auspices of a department of education, interpretation, or engagement. To participate, please click this link to the secure survey instrument: https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2t2lnMmSBOmwyfX
Art museum educators* are invited to participate in a research project that seeks to understand contemporary practitioners, their challenges, and their work. This survey instrument contains questions about professional development, characteristics of identity, and professional contexts for art museum educators. Findings from this research will inform future professional development, current understandings, and future study of the field of art museum education. This research consists of a Qualtrics questionnaire that will take approximately seven minutes to complete online on the computer or handheld device of your choice. *Art museum educators are defined as those individuals who are employed by art museums to engage in educational, interpretative, or experiential activities with members of the public. Typically, these individuals work under the auspices of a department of education, interpretation, or engagement. To participate, please click this link to the secure survey instrument:
I am looking through the schedule for the conference and wondering if anyone can attend "interest group" sessions?
We have a few spaces available on Saturday, February 23, for the workshop with artist Elizabeth Alexander and writer Julia Ridley Smith. This is a great opportunity to explore integration of visual art and literacy!
Are you offering accessible experiences at your museum? We'd love to hear from you at this specialized conference happening in Philadelphia on Oct. 3rd-5th!
Proposals are now being accepted through March 1st, 2019. The 2nd International Conference on Disability Studies, Art & Education will be hosted in the great city of Philadelphia (United States) on October 3rd-5th, 2019 at Moore College of Art & Design. This conference aims to bring together artists, educators, researchers, students, and members of the disability community who share an interest in, or whose work addresses, the intersections and interplay between critical disability studies, arts, and education. The scope of the conference comprises various art forms, such as visual arts, performing arts, dance, and film, as well as different contexts of education, such as primary education, higher education, professional artists’ education and public pedagogy.
Could anyone recommend software for managing docent or gallery teacher scheduling and communication? Thanks!
http://vcg.emitto.net/ Associate editor, Yen-Ju Lin and I are pleased to announce the September 2018 publication of Visual Culture & Gender, volume 13. The articles are timely and significant readings for students, educators, activists, artists, and scholars. Visual Culture & Gender, volume 13, contributes to challenging patriarchal visual culture narratives. Visual Culture & Gender (VCG) was born digital more than a decade ago in 2005 as the first multimedia online journal in the field of art education, and the first online journal devoted to the intersections of visual culture and gender. VCG is an annual international, peer-reviewed, freely accessed, multimedia online journal whose purpose is to encourage and promote understanding of how visual culture constructs gender in context with representations of race, age, sexuality, (dis)ability, and social class. The 2018 VCG Call for Manuscripts invites submissions of articles and visual essays that explore issues of equity and social justice through learning and teaching practices, which expose culturally learned meanings and power relations surrounding the creation, consumption, valuing, and dissemination of images. • Upload new manuscript submissions electronically at http://vcg.emitto.net/ • The deadline to submit manuscripts for volume 14 to be published September 15, 2019 is Thursday, November 15, 2018, 11:59 PM EDT • VCG is included in the following databases: Proquest ARTbibliographies Modern, Feminist Periodicals, Wilson Database, CNKI SCHOLAR, and EBSCO. In volume 13 of Visual Culture & Gender, Chiara L. Bernardi writes about building a database, called the “Feminicidios Reclassification Project,” from the digital dust gathered online about murdered or missing women and girls in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Satyasikjha Chakraborty’s essay concerns her critical research at the intersections of racism and sexism in postcards, and how their circulation supported and maintained an oppressive social system. In “Queer Vibrant Matters: Remarks on Nick Cave’s Community Engagements,” James Sander III discusses his involvement in performance artist Nick Caves’ 2017 community work, Until, and vision for the pedagogical implications of including Cave’s work in critical race and queer studies art curricula. Camilla Mørk Røstvik argues in her article, Crimson Waves: Narratives about Menstruation, Water, and Cleanliness, that menstrual product companies rely in their recent advertisements on feminist artists’ and activists’ approaches. Kevin Jenkins’s commentary, Jumping the Gun: Uncritical Trans Ally Artivism Post-HB2, provides advice on trans allyship. Michelle Bae-Dimitriadis and Olga Ivaskevich’s article, Barbie Play and the Public Pedagogy of Abjection, presents their case study of girls’ play with the iconic Barbie doll, in which the authors use Julia Kristeva’s theory of abjection as an epistemological framework to interpret the play as disruption to hegemonic gender regimes.