Waging Peace: A Curatorial Community Collaboration

Jennifer E. Hamrock, Viki Wylder, Anna Freeman, Marcia Meale

Abstract


This paper showcases a collaborative community project involving an art museum, local schools, and public community spaces around the theme Waging Peace.  The implementation involved various extensions into curating not only an art exhibition, but included k-12 lessons and art activities, workshops, artist talks, and field trips.  In describing the project, the authors note emerging themes that played an important role both in the impact of the project and participation.

Keywords


collaboration, art, community, art museum

References


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Hirzy, E. C. (1992). Excellence and equity: Education and the public dimension of museums. Washington, D.C.: The Association of American Museums.

Vygotskiĭ, L. S. (1997). Educational psychology. Boca Raton, FL: St. Lucie Press.

Weil, S. (1999). From being about something to being for somebody: The ongoing transformation of the American museum. Daedalus, 128(3), 229-258.


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