Author Archives: Dennie Wolf

  In this special issue of On Our Minds:   Introduction Series Editor: Dennie Palmer Wolf, WolfBrown The Impact of Raising the Stakes Courtney J. Boddie, The New Victory Theater The Impact of Investing in Human Capital Jamie Roach, Teaching … Continue reading

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At WolfBrown we work with clients to measure the impact of arts and cultural experiences. Frequently, that means we operate in the “near hereafter” — for example, surveying audience members immediately following a performance, or sampling audiences’ attitudes to other … Continue reading

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Working with Carnegie Hall’s Weill Institute of Music, WolfBrown has just published “Why Making Music Matters,” a short, illustrated report summarizing research on the ways in which making live music together can impact the lives of young children and their … Continue reading

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Deep among the formal beds and groves of Brooklyn Botanic Garden is a literal “tree house” built from salvaged tree parts, many of which gathered after the destruction of Hurricane Sandy: twigs, branches, trunks, every conceivable part of a tree. … Continue reading

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For years we have known that early childhood is at once the most rapid and most vulnerable period of human development outside the womb. That was the realization at the heart of Head Start programs as far back as the … Continue reading

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Earlier this year, the Wallace Foundation published a report, “Something to Say: Success Principles for Afterschool Arts Programs From Urban Youth and Other Experts“. In the report more than two hundred low-income “tweens” from urban communities across the U. S. … Continue reading

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I have just returned from a conference on “cultural education” (in school, out of school, museums, concert venues, schools, libraries, historic sites, etc.) organized and hosted by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture, and Science, the National Centre of Expertise for Cultural … Continue reading

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The New Victory Theater is a project of The New 42nd Street, located in Times Square, NYC. The New 42nd Street is an independent nonprofit organization committed to the transformational power of the arts. As a part of that larger project, the New … Continue reading

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Over the last year I have been working with Carnegie Hall’s Musical Connections program that brings extra ordinary music to people in need throughout New York City. One strand in that work, inspired by composer Tom Cabaniss, is the Lullaby … Continue reading

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If a genie rose in a stream of twisted blue smoke and offered me, free of charge, an all expenses paid research study of my dreams, I would know immediately what to say. It would be a longitudinal study of … Continue reading

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