Update from the Academy for the Love of Learning

I hope that you remain safe, well, and engaged during these difficult times. Over the past six months, we’ve watched as our society’s traditional assumptions about education have collapsed onto themselves. As we reexamine collectively what learning means, we have an opportunity, perhaps greater than ever before. When certainty is gone, especially at this scale,…

Seton Monday: Art from Endangered Exhibition

Seton Monday is a blog series sharing updates and learnings on Ernest Thompson Seton and the Academy’s Seton Legacy Project, curated by David Witt. In this edition, David shares art from the Seton Legacy Project’s 2020 art exhibition Endangered. Learn more about the Endangered at http://ernestthompsonseton.com/   I envisioned Endangered as an exhibition about our disconnection…

When the World Goes in Slow-Mo

In the throes of COVID-19, our governor has declared a stay-at-home order. But in Santa Fe County, the population is low-density, and physical distancing while getting outside is not a problem. I manage to get outside daily but wanted to do some community service without risking contact with others. So, it occurred to me that…

Art and Creativity in Challenging Times

Academy Founder and President Aaron Stern shares this important message: Heartbeat Opera’s virtual performance of Leonard Bernstein’s “Make Our Garden Grow” from Candide encourages us all to find inspiration and imagination through art and creativity in these challenging times. Stay tuned to our social media channels for more shared messages of compassion, inspiration, and imagination. Follow us…

Update from The Academy for the Love of Learning

I am reaching out to you during these difficult and disorienting days with a short update. Circumstances are evolving so rapidly that even as I draft these lines, we cannot know what tomorrow may bring. But here is what I can communicate to you today. On Monday, March 16th, the Academy ceased all programming in…

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