My museum programming practice centers audiences and marginalized voices. I uphold the creative power of museum audiences through curated participatory programs where communities lead the conversation, originate content through dialogue and creative exercises, and share in meaningful exchange with the museum.
Selection of original public programming:
A Seat at the Table is a social justice conversation and participatory program at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History. The program explores issues of contemporary importance linked to systemic racism, social inequity and the black community.
Women, Arts, and Social Change is a public program initiative at the National Museum of Women in the Arts highlighting the power of women and the arts as catalysts for change that launched in October 2015. FRESH TALK, the signature program of the initiative, expands the dialogue on what it means to be champions of women through the arts. Programs feature curated conversations with leading innovators and thought leaders from a range of disciplines discussing cause-driven topics that are relevant to diverse audiences today. Audiences add their voice to the conversation with Sunday Supper, table talk and dinner served family-style, or Catalyst, a cocktail hour with a topic and a twist.