Sarah Wolf Newlands
Associate Professor and Associate Executive Director of University Studies
Portland State University (OR)
Sarah Wolf Newlands, an associate professor and associate executive director of university studies at Portland State University, is an artist who has been actively involved in museum education since she began giving tours at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis in the mid-1990s. Newlands’ students at Portland State University collaborate with local schools and museums (Portland Art Museum, Childpeace Montessori School, The Museum of Contemporary Craft, and The Portland Classical Chinese Garden). Students who work on these community-based learning projects design and lead tours, and create videos, blogs, and visual and time-based art. Newlands received an M.F.A. from Portland State University and a B.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her own artwork brings together the language of formal abstraction with commonplace everyday things, using repetition and process as methods of transformation.