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Professor Gude frequently presents lectures and workshops on:

  •  re-imaginining the content and curriculum of k-12 art education
  • creative and reasonable arts education assessment models
  • implementation and assessment of new national Core Arts Standards 
  • re-imagining museum education in schools and communities
  • her work as a public artist in collaboration with community members
  • hands-on workshops for renewed spirit and meaning making art

Olivia Gude has presented in many university, conference, and museum settings, including the University of Texas Austin, the University of British Columbia, New York University, Pratt Institute, The Ohio State University, Pennsylvania State University, the University of Toronto, the Rhode Island School of Design, MASS Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum, the Walker Art Center, the Dallas Art Museum, and the Art Institute of Chicago and the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art. In 2010, Gude presented on the use of workshop methods to introduce the public to contemporary art at the Den Frie Contemporary Art Center in Copenhagen.


Olivia Gude works with art teachers to foster the collaborative creation of new curriculum models in urban and suburban school districts, including the Chicago Public Schools, Atlanta Public Schools, Cobb County School District in Georgia, Fort Worth Independent School District, Naperville School District, New Trier High School, Oak Park/River Forest Elementary, Middle and High Schools, Tampa public schools, the Los Angeles United School District, and the Singapore Ministry of Education.


Professor Gude has served as the keynote speaker for arts education conferences in Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Idaho, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin, and Utah as well as for the Manitoba Association for Art Education and the Canadian Society for Education through Art conferences in Ontario and in British Columbia.


Professor Gude has presented keynote addresses for the Korean Society for Education through Art (2011) and for the 2013 Singapore Arts Education conference. In 2012, Professor Gude was chosen to present a Supersession at the NYC National Art Education Association conference –Evocative & Provocative Pedagogy: Towards a Culture Changing Curriculum.

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For information on costs and date availability,

contact Olivia Gude at ogude@saic.edu

or use the Contact Form on this website.

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Below are some descriptions of 

Current Keynote Presentations by Olivia Gude

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Also see the Presentations Shared by Olivia Gude chapter on this website to get a sense of the visual impact, great project ideas, innovative curriculum thinking and fun in these presentations. 



contact Olivia for 

descriptions of

some of the workshops she is currently offering 


Contact Olivia if you have particular needs for your community of teachers, docents, students, and others. 

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