Discussion: Talking to children about contemporary art: how and why?


From 19 May 2018




Garage Auditorium
Discussion: Talking to children about contemporary art: how and why?Discussion: Talking to children about contemporary art: how and why?


Author of the book series How to Talk to Children About Art Françoise Barbe-Gall and Russian art historian and teacher Olga Holmogorova will explain how to introduce children to contemporary art.

It’s been a long time since contemporary art expanded beyond the realm of museums, but it has yet to find its place in general school education. Visits to contemporary art museums remain sidelined in the list of cultural and educational events for Russian pupils. Is it necessary to introduce pupils to the controversial, sophisticated, and provocative works of contemporary artists at all, and if yes—at what age? How can parents become their child’s guide to the exploration of the creative experiments of the last century, and why studying art is useful from the pedagogical perspective? Art historian and writer Françoise Barbe-Gall and author of books on the methodology of teaching art history Olga Holmogorova will share their experience in the field of museum pedagogy. Parents and teachers are welcome to engage in the discussion.

Part of the Crossover Year for Russian and French Language and Literature, supported by the French Institute and ARCA Publishers in Saint-Petersbourg. 


Françoise Barbe-Gall is a French art historian and writer, author of popular-science books about art, teacher at the École du Louvre.

Olga Holmogorova is an art historian, researcher at the Research Institute of Theory and History of Fine Arts of the Russian Academy of Arts, head of the “Akademia” children’s creative studio, author of many books about methodology in art historical and cultural education for children.



Free admission with advance registration