Joseph Iacona has been working with the Philadelphia Museum of Art since 2011. He has taught in a number of programs throughout the Education Department and currently manages the Delphi Programs, which pair contemporary artists with Philadelphia middle & high school aged youth for in-depth collaborative experiences.
Since 2011, Iacona has completed over seven (7) artist-in-residency programs, working with classroom teachers and teens throughout Philadelphia, to create collaborative works of Art with close to 500 participants. Check out some of these projects in the Joseph’s muralist portfolio.
Gallery & Studio Learning
Considering the philosophies of Slow Looking and utilizing inquiry-based teaching strategies Joseph is at home teaching from objects in a museum’s collection. He taught Family Programs in the PMA’s galleries for five (5) years, lead tours through the collection and provided professional development for School & Teacher groups, and has crafted art making activities for evening audiences in Public Programs.
Since 2017 Joseph has overseen the Delphi Programs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Serving over 1000 students annually, the suite of programs includes an after school art club, artist-in-residency programs for middle & high school ages students, a summer teen film making intensive and other teen programs