Allidah Muiller

July 9, 2017

"I graduated from Harvard College in 2005 with a degree in History of Art and Architecture with high honors. While at Harvard, I honed my appreciation of works on paper as a study room assistant at the Fogg’s Mongan Center for Prints, Drawings and Photographs. My time at the Mongan Center also confirmed a lifelong interest in the intersection of art making and education. I joined the Whitney Museum’s education department after college, working in school and family programming for several years.

Following a three-year stint of classroom teaching at a small Quaker elementary school in Philadelphia, I returned to New York to pursue a masters in art education at Teachers College, graduating in 2012. I am currently an art teacher at Community Roots Charter School in Brooklyn, where I spend my days teaching the finer points of papier-mache and mixed-media collage to students grades K-5. When not teaching, I pursue printmaking and various fiber and textile arts.

I believe that HAA is one of - if not the - best concentrations at Harvard. Not only does the department give its students an incredible liberal arts foundation that they can leverage into a myriad of different career paths, but it possesses a brilliant faculty who are truly devoted to educating their students and generously sharing their passion for scholarship, often in a one-on-one setting. While I didn’t realize it at the time, I was inspired by my professors in HAA to teach. Some of the most surprising and enlightening conversations in my experience as a teacher have emerged in the classroom, speaking with children about art -- whether other artists’ works or their own. "