Professional Development Seminar

  • niv Acosta, i shot denzel, 2014. Performance: New York Live Arts. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Ian Douglasniv Acosta, i shot denzel, 2014. Performance: New York Live Arts. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Ian Douglas

Join us on Monday February 2, 2015, for a professional development seminar for high school teachers related to the upcoming 2015 Triennial, “Surround Audience,” at the New Museum, on view from February 25 through May 24, 2015. 

Morning Session
9 AM: Registration
9:30 AM–11:30 PM: 2015 New Museum Triennial artist niv Acosta will present an interactive artist talk in the New Museum Theater. 
Afternoon Session 
$5, payable on the day of the workshop
12:00–3:30 PM: Join New Museum staff for an LGBTQ sensitivity training led by shay(den) gonzalez.
In this interactive workshop we will explore LGBTQ identities, come to understand the challenges and barriers faced when working with young people, and gain tools to work with LGBTQ youth in a supportive way. 

niv Acosta is a dance artist, educator, black Dominican, transsexual, queer native New Yorker. He attended the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance, New York; the American Dance Festival, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina; and CalArts, Valencia, California, where he earned his BFA in Dance. Acosta has shown his work at various events and spaces, including Pieter Performance Space, Los Angeles; Human Resources, Los Angeles; the Community Education Center, Philadelphia; Studio 34, Philadelphia; Vox Populi, Philadelphia; New York Live Arts, New York; the Kitchen, New York; the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; MoMA P.S.1, New York; the Abrons Art Center, New York; the Tank, New York; the New Museum, New York; Danspace Project, New York; Meulensteen Gallery, New York; and Brooklyn Arts Exchange, New York. Acosta has collaborated with artists Lyle Ashton Harris, Malik Gaines, Alexandro Segade, Andrea Geyer, A.K. Burns, and Ralph Lemon. 

shay(den) gonzalez grows and trains queer youth leaders and adult allies who are committed to social change and movement work. His collaborative approach develops the capacity, leadership, and organizational structures for LGBTQ youth and youth-serving organizations throughout the US. gonzalez has been a Center for Progressive Leadership Fellow and part of the Brown Boi Project's Leadership Cohort, and in 2014 he was named as part of the Trans 100. During his "downtime," gonzalez is a healing justice organizer, yoga instructor, and Reiki practitioner, or he is obsessively playing Scrabble and riding his fixie Sparkle Motion around Philadelphia. 

The New Museum welcomes educators of all disciplines, but this program is geared toward high school teachers. Reservations are honored on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants may sign up for the morning only or for the full day of sessions. Full-day workshop space is limited.

RSVP required. RSVP HERE

Contact gclass@newmuseum.org or 212.219.1222 ×231 with questions.

Professional Development Seminar

Join us on Monday February 2, 2015, for a professional development seminar for high school teachers related to the upcoming 2015 Triennial, “Surround Audience,” at the New Museum, on view from February 25 through May 24, 2015.