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ERIC Number: EJ1140707
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8650
Voice: Reflections on an Artist-Led Program at the Met
Valladares, Maya
Journal of Museum Education, v42 n2 p132-141 2017
This article explores an education project in which artist Fred Wilson, poets from Lincoln Center's Poet-Linc program, and the Met Museum Education Department collaborated to produce a teen-led spoken-word poetry performance in the Met's galleries. Wilson drew from his own knowledge of the collection to facilitate a group dialogue about objects across collection areas that highlight Black history, connecting objects such as European paintings to those in the special exhibition "Kongo: Power and Majesty." The teens worked over months with poet-educator Jose Olivarez to write poems that drew from visual analysis, art-historical research, and personal reflection, which were ultimately performed for an audience of a few hundred. The project, though short in duration, can be seen as part of a larger shift to highlight the voices and histories of people of color in the museum's narrative of art history.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)
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