Olga Hubard is interested in the humanizing power of art and in how educators can help promote meaningful art experiences for all learners–particularly in museum settings. She is associate professor of art education at Teachers College, Columbia University, where she teaches and advises master’s and doctoral students.
Olga is author of Art museum education: Facilitating gallery experiences and has published numerous articles in academic journals. Her scholarship is informed by years of practice in art and museum education: Olga was a museum educator at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) for nearly a decade, a teaching artist in New York City’s public schools, and museum coordinator at a high school, where she infused the curriculum with experiences in New York City’s cultural institutions. Prior to joining the faculty of Teachers College, Olga was Head of Education of the Noguchi Museum, where she envisioned, initiated, and oversaw all aspects of school, family, teen, and access programs.
Olga continues to collaborate with major museums, schools, and other educational organizations, helping them frame and accomplish their vision. Beyond the United States, her work has taken her to China, Japan, Qatar, Brazil, and Mexico. Olga holds doctoral and master’s degrees in art education from Teachers College, Columbia University; an MFA in fine arts from the School of Visual Arts; and a BA in art history from Universidad Iberoamericana in her native Mexico. She maintains an active art practice.