Pepatian’s *35th* Anniversary & 2018 projects

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Support here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/pepatian-s-35th-anniversary-2018-projects-adventure#/

Pepatián is a 30+-year old non-profit arts organization in the South Bronx dedicated to creating, producing and supporting multi-disciplinary contemporary art by Latinx and Bronx-based artists. Now in its 35th year, we have PLENTY to celebrate ! http://www.pepatian.org

What We Need & What You Get

Your $ helps with:

~ production costs for 2018 Dance Your Future: Artist & Mentor Collaborative Residency project;

~ supplementing teaching artists fees for upcoming workshops in Pepatian’s Hip-Hop Academy & Empowerment Collective projects;

~ production costs for Out of La Negrura/Out of Blackness in the Bronx: A Choreographic Collaboration Across Diaspora documentary film with artists Sita Frederick, Ana “Rokafella” Garcia, & Marion Ramirez.

Your support is invaluable, thank you!

What you get:

Perks include shout outs on Facebook, credit in program,  listing as benefactor on Pepatian’s website, free tickets to upcoming dance shows, DVD of new documentary film, Out of La Negrura/Out of Blackness in the Bronx: A Choreographic Collaboration Across Diaspora, including bonus videos AND Pepatian t-shirt.

Support here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/pepatian-s-35th-anniversary-2018-projects-adventure#/

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Basquiat at The Broad

I have always appreciated the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat. In fact, I wrote my undergrad art history thesis about the public perception of his racial identity to his work. At The Broad, it was inspiring to see Basquiat’s work in a dedicated section. Must-see section of their permanent collection gallery!

Jasper Johns: ‘something resembling truth’

‘something resembling truth’ surveys the work of Jasper Johns over six decades of artwork. His work is a signature to American art history and is considered one of America’s greatest artists. A collaboration with the Royal Academy in London, Jasper Johns: ‘Something Resembling Truth’ will be at The Broad through May 13.

Between The World and Me

 

Between The World and Me is a phenomenal book that was transformed into a production by the same name for two nights in NYC and one night at the Kennedy Center in DC. This breathtaking performance was a moment in history I will not forget. With actors and performances reading Coates’ words, you were inspired and disgusted with the reason why he had to write this book to his son. I felt so much awe at the brilliance of the production and feel an incredible duty as an Educator to continue the work of equity and justice.

Why Do We Need Children’s Museums?

In December I had the incredible experience of traveling to Poland, for “Why Do We Need Children’s Museums?” a two-day conference jumpstarting the conversation around starting a children’s museum in Warsaw. The meeting was organized by the arts organization Artanimacje Association and the Adam Mickiewicz Institute. Six ACM member institutions sent staff to give presentations about their museums: Boston Children’s MuseumBrooklyn Children’s MuseumThe Children’s Museum of IndianapolisLondon Children’s MuseumMUZEIKO – America for Bulgaria, and Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art and Storytelling.

Below please find my excerpt from the ACM blog on my experience:

Erin Hylton, former Education Programs Manager, Brooklyn Children’s Museum, presented, “Programming for Over a Century: Addressing the Needs of Children and their Families since 1899”

The meeting highlight was connecting with colleagues in Warsaw and hearing about the incredible projects they have created for children and young people in Poland. It was inspirational and illuminating to be a part of the beginning stages of the development of a children’s museum in Poland.

It was an incredible opportunity to connect with colleagues from around the world in Poland, as well as hear about the work happening in children’s museums across North America and Europe. The children’s museum field is as diverse as the families and communities we serve through a variety of programs, projects and exhibitions. It was encouraging to hear how we are all working through similar questions and solutions, including teaching empathy to our family and community audiences.

Blog Link for experiences from the other colleagues: https://childrensmuseums.blog/2018/03/21/why-do-we-need-childrens-museums/