Expanding the Walls: Past, Present, and Future

With excerpts from former Director of Education and Public Programming and ETW founder, Sandra Jackson-Dumont's original ETW proposal, Education Director, Shanta Lawson, reflects on the past, present, and future legacy of ETW.

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Honoring a Teen Space

Ginny Huo, Senior Coordinator, Teen Programs, shares how she creates space for teens to be respected, heard, and seen. 

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Making Space & Marking Time

I have seen how change begins through healing and as an art therapist and educator, I am deeply interested in creating space for healing.

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ZOMA: A Museum Is Born

ZOMA Museum is a contemporary art museum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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Spotlight on Education

Over the last fifty years, The Studio Museum in Harlem has offered a number of school, youth, and family programs for people with specific needs by creating platforms for dynamic educational experiences that encourage critical thought with and through art.

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Studio Visit: ray ferreira

The Studio Museum’s community of teaching artists reflects the Museum's commitment to engaging and supporting emerging contemporary artists whose work is inspired or influenced by black culture. Serving at the intersection of the institution and the public, Museum educators are creative, pedagogical hybrids who navigate the fascinating line between the roles of teacher and a practicing artist.

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April, Showers of Excitement and Success

This April, Expanding the Walls participants had our first meeting with curators from the Studio Museum.

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Harlem Tour

Participants from Expanding the Walls recently took a tour around Harlem with architectural historian John Reddick. He showed us the architectural landscape of Harlem and pointed out that different buildings had remained the same for many years.

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Expanding the Walls Participants Become New York Community Trust Van Lier Fellows

This fellowship grants the recipients who are interested in pursuing an art career with additional professional experience and a scholarship for their postgraduate studies.

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Celebrating the Process: an interview with Chloe Hayward

Chloe Hayward is Family Programs Coordinator and a Teaching Artist at The Studio Museum in Harlem. A licensed creative art therapist, Chloe’s background is in art and design education, sculpture, and ceramics.

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Day One with Many More to Come

This February, in partnership with the School of Visual Arts, participants had the opportunity to learn about the fundamentals of photography from photographer and professor Isaac Diggs. Here is participant Terrell’s experience:

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