Creating Connections: Artists, Community, Museum

Track
Education Audience Research & Evaluation
Start Day and Time
Sunday May 7 4-5:15 p.m.
Venue and Meeting Room
276 America's Center
Description
Rooted in the belief that artists working with historical collections can spark new dialogues and cultivate deeper contemporary relevance with our community, the Denver Art Museum has been collaborating with artists to connect audiences to our collection inside and outside our walls. Hear about audience outcomes when we give artists freedom to explore our collection, share their voice, and co-create programs. By sharing the story of how three artist-activated programs evolved, this session will ignite a conversation about programmatic strategies and interpretive techniques for engaging new audiences.

Education, Audience Research & Evaluation track generously supported by the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Learner Outcome
  1. Discover approaches for engaging with new communities on- and off-site.
  2. Identify models of interpretive strategies to add new perspectives to historic collections.
  3. Join a dialogue about how artist collaborations can strengthen programs and interpretation to deepen visitor engagement.
Speakers
Presenter: 
Jodie Gorochow
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Manager of Artist and Studio Programs
Organization: 
Denver Art Museum
Bio
Jodie Gorochow, Manager of Artist and Studio Programs at the Denver Art Museum, has extensive experience in developing intergenerational programs in collaboration with local, regional and national artists. She is testing new strategies for community engagement through the IMLS funded project, Latino Artist in Residence: Co-Creation and Audience Engagement. Jodie has an MS in Leadership in Museum Education from Bank Street College of Education.
Presenter: 
Kristina Mahoney
Role: 
Presenter
Organization: 
Denver Art Museum
Bio
Kristina is currently the Manager of Teacher & School Outreach Programs at the Denver Art Museum and has held roles at the museum supporting school tour development, teacher resources, and family programs, as well as coordinating two IMLS grants. She has an M.A. in Curriculum & Instruction from the University of Denver with a focus on informal learning environments and early childhood education.
Presenter: 
Leticia Salinas
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Latino Cultural Programs Coordinator
Organization: 
Denver Art Museum
Bio
Leticia Salinas is currently the Latino Cultural Programs Coordinator at the Denver Art Museum. Prior to this, she worked with families and visitors with disabilities at the Dallas Museum of Art. At the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, she trained docents and developed art and history tours. She has also trained artists on how to teach art to youth and received an M.A. in Art Education from the University of Texas in Austin.