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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Sight We See

Expanding the Walls, 2020 participants brought a personally meaningful object to create a collective piece that represents who they are at this moment, as individuals and as a community.

 

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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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ZAZA: Expanding the Walls Alumni Artist Collective

Meet Angelica Calderon and Zainab Floyd, Expanding the Walls alumni who, in their shared interests decided to create space for other artists of color by creating their own collective, ZAZA. 

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Art and Music With Sen Floyd

An interview with Senetchut Men Ab Nehti, or Sen Floyd, 2011 Expanding the Walls participant. Sen is a Brooklyn-born filmmaker, photographer, and art director now based in New York and Los Angeles.

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An Eye-Opener

Before Expanding the Walls I was very close-minded toward art. For a very long period of my life I was stuck on the idea that art was just drawing and/or painting. Oh how wrong I was!

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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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Harlem Postcards: Wish You Were Here

Last week, The Studio Museum in Harlem opened Harlem Postcards: Wish You Were Here at Studio Museum 127.

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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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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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