Maxine Greene – A Celebration of Her Life and Work

Colleagues and friends from the arts in education community gathered at Symphony Space on October 23 to remember Maxine Greene.

By Jenny Clarke

Members of the arts in education community gathered on October 23, 2014, to celebrate the life and work of Maxine Green, who died on May 29 at the age of 96. Lincoln Center Education and The Maxine Greene Center co-sponsored the event at Symphony Space, on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.

The evening featured performances, remarks, video montage and remembrance of the varied and remarkable connections she made in our field during her lifetime. Among those speaking were NYC Arts in Education Roundtable Board Members David Shookhoff and Madeline Cohen.

Dr. Greene was known as an educational philosopher, author, social activist and teacher who advanced experiential and inquiry-based learning. She served as an advocate for aesthetic education in American public schools for more than half a century and influenced thousands of educators to bring the vitality of the arts to teachers and children.

The October 23rd celebration was a personal and heartfelt tribute to the impact Dr. Greene has had on our field . . . and our world.

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