Lecture: Engaging New Audiences
Wednesday, April 17 at 5 PM
Lamar Dodd School of Art Room S150
Julia Forbes is the Shannon Landing Amos Head of Museum Interpretation and Digital Engagement at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, where she develops exhibitions and participates in the creation of interactive spaces for families in a wide range of museum settings. In 2011 Forbes led the team that developed the High’s award-winning smartphone app “ArtClix.” Forbes previously held education positions at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, Washington National Cathedral, the Walters Art Museum, and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. She served as the Eastern Region Director in the Education Division of the National Art Education Association, and was honored as the Eastern Museum Educator of the Year for 1998. She has degrees in Art History and Cultural Anthropology from the University of California at Santa Barbara and a Master’s degree from the George Washington University in Art History/Museum Training.
Sponsored by the National Art Education Association Student Chapter at UGA and Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE), an interdisciplinary initiative for advanced research in the arts at UGA.