Yenawine, Philip

views updated


YENAWINE, Philip. American, b. 1942. Genres: Art/Art history. Career: Metropolitan Development Association, Syracuse, NY, assistant to the director, 1963-65; New York State Council on the Arts, Syracuse, program associate (visual arts), 1965-68; Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, coordinator, high school exhibition service, 1969-70, associate museum educator-in- charge, dept of high school programs, 1970-74; South Street Seaport Museum, NYC, director of museum programs, 1974-76; Chicago Consortium of Colleges and Universities, IL, instructor, 1976-77; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, director of education, 1977-78; Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO, director, 1978-82; curatorial consultant in Aspen and Santa Fe, NM, 1982-83; Museum of Modern Art, NYC, director of education, 1983-93; lecturer, writer, and consultant, 1992-; Visual Understanding in Education, founding director, 1994-. Publications: FOR CHILDREN: How to Show Grown-ups the Museum, 1986; Colors, 1991; Lines, 1991; Shapes, 1991; Stories, 1991; People, 1993; Places, 1993. OTHER: (with W. Ross) You Call That Art!? (documentary), 1978; Inheriting the Theory: New Voices and Multiple Perspectives on DBAE, 1990; How to Look at Modern Art, 1991; (with A. Housen and N.L. Miller) Reports on Audience Research, 1981- 1993, 1994; Key Art Terms for Beginners, 1995; (with A. Housen) Visual Thinking Strategies Starter Lessons, 1998; (ed. with B. Wallis and M. Weems) Art Matters, 1999; (with A. Housen) Visual Thinking Strategies Basic Manual, 2000, Year 2 Manual, 2001, Year 3 Manual, 2002. Contributor to periodicals. Author of catalog essays and introductions on art subjects. Address: PO Box 677, Wellfleet, MA 02667, U.S.A.