Philadelphia, PA – In recent years, a growing number of museums and art venues have initiated community engagement programs to address questions about the lack of diversity and inclusion in art schools. These questions are the topic of “Conversations at Moore: Who Is We? Intersecting Engagement and Equity Efforts at Philadelphia’s Arts Institutions,” Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 6:30 pm – 8 pm at Moore College of Art & Design’s Stewart Auditorium, 20th Street and the Parkway. It is free and open to the public, but please register at moore.edu/studioconversations.
Maori Holmes, director of public engagement at the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, moderates a panel of national engagement curators who will consider the strategic and intersecting goals of diversity, prosperity, redistribution, and self-determination. This event takes stock of how Philadelphia’s museums and art schools are responding through staffing changes, new initiatives, and resources.
Panelists include Kelli Morgan, curator at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; Damon Reeves, associate curator of Education for Community Engagement and Access at the Philadelphia Museum of Art; and Blake Bradford, director of Lincoln-Barnes Museum Studies Program and visiting assistant professor at Lincoln University.