UW–Madison’s John Baldacchino has released two new volumes, including two chapters he authored, in the book series he founded and edits, “Doing Arts Thinking: Arts Practice, Research and Education.”
Baldacchino is a professor in the School of Education’s Art Department.
Volume 7 of the series, “Art – Ethics – Education,” was released in Aug. 2020, and includes a chapter from Baldacchino that is titled, “A ‘MOST AMIABLE UNION,’” examining the ethics of art’s relationship with education.
Volume 8 of the series, “Imagining Dewey: Artful Works and Dialogue about ‘Art as Experience,’” was released in Nov. 2020 and includes a chapter from Baldacchino that is titled, “Art Is (Not) Experience: Engaging Dewey in Reverse.”
Currently consisting of eight volumes, the series “Doing Arts Thinking” aims to capture and reassert the wider possibilities that we give ourselves by doing the arts. It explores how the arts and education can only converge through paradox, where what we seek by doing arts thinking remains an open work and in continuous inauguration.