SummerVision DC

July 16-19, 2019 | Washington, DC

The only real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. —Marcel Proust

Now celebrating its tenth anniversary, SummerVision DC is designed to help you develop “new eyes” and, in the words of many past participants, transform yourself personally and professionally within a museum setting. Whether you are a preservice, novice, veteran, or retired art or non-art educator who participates in schools, museums, art organizations, or other settings, SummerVision is designed to nurture YOU, the nurturer as an active learner! As you interact with diverse educators in our evolving Professional Learning Community (PLC) from all over the US and beyond, you will experience exemplary museum practices through inspirational hands-on gallery activities, creatively use your own Portable Studio for daily visual journaling, engage in exploratory research, study original art objects, receive museum resources, link your learning to the Standards’ Creating, Responding, Presenting and Connecting art processes, and much more.

SummerVision DC promises to engage you in a life-changing experience within a rich smorgasbord of at least eight diverse art museums in the Nation’s Capital. At each museum, outstanding educators will engage you in unique, interdisciplinary, object-specific strategies for learning that will help develop your “new eyes” to transform your teaching, art-making, and art understandings as well as networking and leadership skills. Connect with other participants to exchange ideas and build new alliances as a result of experiencing this intensely fun and inspiring museum-based, summer “boot camp.” With your most comfortable walking shoes and sun hat, please join our PLC for the SummerVisionDC expedition to the National Gallery of Art, Freer Sackler Gallery, National Museum of African Art, National Building Museum, National Museum of Women in the Arts, The Phillips Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum, National Portrait Gallery, and more!

VIDEO: SummerVision DC Program Highlights (2010-2017)

Meet the Program Leaders

Renee Sandell, PhD, Program Director/Educator
Carole Henry, EdD, Author/Educator/Lead Interpreter



$499 NAEA Members | $549 Nonmembers (until May 21)
$545 NAEA Members | $599 Nonmembers (beginning May 22)

Cancellation fee is $50 if on or before May 21. After May 21 no refunds will be issued.


Registration for this program has reached capacity.


Washington, DC is home to a variety of hotels and lodging accommodations. SummerVision DC attendees are encouraged to select a hotel that best meets their needs and is close to the DC Metro. Lodging expenses are the responsibility of the participant. While there is not a headquarter hotel for this event, the following hotels are within close proximity to SummerVision DC activities and daily events:

For additional information on the Washington DC area, attractions, and hotel accommodations, please visit the Washington DC Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Earn University Credit

NAEA and California State University, Chico have partnered to offer professional development credit for professional learning earned through NAEA SummerVision DC. Provides 30 hours of instructional learning which is eligible for 2 professional development units ($170). For further information, visit



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