Cindy Foley on the value of curiosity and creativity
Up next, my conversation with Cindy Foley, Executive Deputy Director for Learning and Experience at the Columbus Museum of Art. When we met Cindy, Almanac was working with the Museum, and Cindy’s approach to art connected with all of immediately. She makes the case that art’s critical value is to develop learners that think like artists; to be curious, creative, seek questions, develop ideas, and play. For this to happen, we need to stop defining creativity as an artistic skill. So if we want our kids to become the leaders we need, we MUST have spaces that allow for creativity to take place. As a designer, this whole idea of “who is creative” and “where do you get creativity” is a deep one for me, and I loved this conversation! Especially the part about getting comfortable with ambiguity, something that my systems mind struggles with. This conversation with Cindy was a ton of fun. She is excited and deeply passionate about the foundational work necessary to create a culture of curiosity and creativity. Check out the amazing Columbus Museum of Art. You can find Cindy on LinkedIn or on Twitter @cindymfoley.Special Guest: Cindy Foley.