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Introduction

Classroom (G:Class). G:Class is an interdisciplinary education initiative that utilizes the New

Museum as a resource to enhance learning. Based on a philosophy rooted in inquiry and visual

analysis, G:Class engages students and teachers to become critical thinkers and innovative

investigators, and to express themselves through contemporary art. It comprises seminars for

both students and teachers conducted by exhibiting artists, museum staff, and art professionals;

partnerships with local high schools; and a website chronicling the exhibitions, artists, seminars,

partnerships, and lessons developed since the New Museum’s relocation to the Bowery in 2008.

Many of the artists in this publication have established a relationship with the Museum through

exhibitions, public programs, and G:Class. Additional materials and lesson plans on these