Vivian Ladd

Teaching Specialist
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Vivian Ladd has been an art museum educator for 30 years, designing and teaching programs as a museum education consultant, and on the staff of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Currier Museum of Art, and the Hood Museum of Art. She holds a BA in english from Barnard College, an MA in art history, and has completed her coursework toward a PhD in art history from Boston University. She has frequently presented at conferences organized by the New England Museum Association, the National Art Education Association, and the American Association of Museums. Her work involves supporting the docent program, developing teaching strategies for the galleries, and organizing teacher and adult workshops. She also coordinates programming with the Geisel School of Medicine and collaborates on programming for the Tuck Business School. She has written both online and print publications for adults, children, teachers, students, and families. She is most proud of the work she has done at the Hood Museum developing a methodology called "Learning to Look" that teaches visitors of all ages and abilities how to look carefully, think critically, and appreciate great works of art.

Contact Information

603-646-2495 HB 6034
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