The George Mason University Arts Research Center is a multidisciplinary research center involving the expertise of three faculty members at George Mason University, with a focus on arts engagement, child development, and education. The overarching goal of the Mason Arts Research Center is to investigate the role and effects of arts engagement, across all art forms, on social and emotional development in educational, out of school, and other contexts. This center is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts as part of its Research Labs program. For more on the NEA Research Labs program, click here.


Principal Investigators

Dr. Thalia Goldstein

 Dr. Goldstein is Assistant Professor of Applied Developmental Psychology at George Mason University.  More…

Dr. Adam Winsler

Dr. Winsler is a Professor of Applied Developmental Psychology and Associate Chair for graduate studies in the Psychology Department at George Mason University.  More…

Dr. Kimberly Sheridan


Dr. Sheridan is an associate professor with a joint appointment in Educational Psychology and Art Education at George Mason University. More…

Recent
Blog
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An Interview with Tiffany McGettigan
from MasonARC’s Interview Blog Series: The Impact of Covid-19 on Arts Programing, Practice, and Research   Darian Stapleton: Tell me about your background in arts research and programming. And what you’re currently working on? What is your role in arts research and practice? Tiffany McGettigan (Head of Education, Hirschhorn Museum): I have been…
An Interview with Muna Shami
from MasonARC’s Interview Blog Series: The Impact of Covid-19 on Arts Programing, Practice, and Research   Amber Zhang: Tell me about your background, role, and current project in arts research and programming. How does your work connect to the ecosystem of arts research/policy/practice? Muna Shami (Director, Kennedy Center Education Research & Evaluation): I…

 

Thank you to all who attended MasonARC19!

The MasonARC 2019 conference was held on October 18th, 2019 to great success! More than 70 attendees including 12 panelists from the worlds of academic research, arts policy, artists and arts organizations, and grant makers met on the George Mason campus for a day of talks, panels, and collaborative activities. Please click here to view a summary of our post-conference survey, and please click here for our blog series from the conference. Please click here for the program and photos from the day.

Sponsors and Arts Partners

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