Dallas Museum of Art
Program: Visual Arts Learning Lab, Partner: Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts
The Visual Arts Learning Lab is an experiential course developed in 2011 in partnership between the Dallas Museum of Art and Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Dallas Independent School District. Through in-depth explorations of art and artists spanning diverse cultures and time periods, the course aims to broaden and deepen students’ development as artists. The class meets at the museum and in the classroom. Museum sessions provide opportunities to build a relationship with the museum and the art, while classroom sessions enable students to reflect and expand upon ideas that emerge during museum visits. Extensive studies in the museum spur dialogue and therefore energize students’ creative work. These works were inspired by an exhibition of artwork by Mark Bradford, a living artist known for abstract, mixed-media collages infused with history, contemporary issues, and popular culture.
To hear Nicole Stutzman, museum educator, and Natalie and Sydney, student artists, discuss this program, access the free Guide by Cell audio tour: call 202-595-1193 and dial #1.