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IMPORTANT FIGURES

Victor D’Amico
Director of Education at the Museum of Modern Art, Victor D’Amico conducts the Education Project: a project in which he creates an educational curriculum specifically for the museum. D'Amico is also a proponent of Creative Self Expression.

Melvin Haggerty (??-1937)
Melvin Haggerty emphasizes the importance of new research on secondary and higher education. Much research of the time is focused predominately on primary grades. He leads the Owatonna Art Project until his death in 1937.

Jean Piaget (1896-1980)
Best known for his theory of cognitive development, Swiss Psychologist Jean Piaget has a profound effect on education in America. His child-centered approach in education is viewed as radical during its time and is debated even today.

Leon Winslow
A reconstructionist, Winslow believes that art holds an important place in the community. He argues that schools in America are divorced from their communities, and that the material that students learn has little to do with their daily lives. Winslow views art as a way to solve community problems.

Edwin Ziegfeld
A leader in the reconstruction of art education, Edwin Ziegfeld supervises the Owatonna School Art Program. After the death of Melvin Haggerty in 1937, Ziegfeld becomes director of the Owatonna Art Project. In 1941, he co-authors Art Today, a major text that grew directly out of the Owatonna Art Project. Less than a decade later, Ziegeld becomes the first president of the National Art Education Association.