The Other Side of Campus

Episode 17: Teaching Growth Mindset through the Art Gallery Experience with Siobhán McCusker

April 9th, 2021

From the Blanton Museum of Art, Siobhán McCusker, an artist and innovative educator with a unique background, joins Jen, Stephanie, and Dixie to talk about the creative ways in which she uses the art gallery experience as a microcosm for teaching growth mindset to classrooms (and faculty) of all disciplines. We really enjoyed this wonderful and uplifting conversation and we hope you do as well. Thanks for joining us on The Other Side of Campus!


Siobhán McCusker is the museum educator for the university audience at the Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin. She is an artist and educator with a diverse background — from working with artists in South African contemporary gallery spaces and printmaking studios, to mentoring painting and new media students as well as lecturing in art history at the Wits School of Art, University of the Witwatersrand, in Johannesburg.

PRODUCER'S NOTE: This episode was recorded on March 05th, 2021 via Zoom.

Assistant Producers/Hosts: Dixie Stanforth, Jen Moon, and Stephanie Seidel Holmsten
(Intro theme features additional PTF fellows Patrick Davis, Keith Brown, David Vanden Bout
Music and Sound Design by Charlie Harper (
Produced by Michelle S. Daniel
Creator & Executive Producer: Mary C. Neuburger

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