Hip Hop and Spoken Word Pedagogy in Museums

Track
Forces of Change
Start Day and Time
Monday May 8 8:45-10 a.m.
Venue and Meeting Room
223 America's Center
Description
Exploring multiple elements from collections, educational design, programming, and curation, we will share case studies and best practices for museums interested in incorporating hip-hop culture and spoken word into their spaces.
Learner Outcome
  1. Walk away with a better understanding of hip-hop culture and a variety of related programming in select museums.
  2. Learn best practices on engaging new audiences through hip-hop culture.
  3. Explore five elements of hip-hop through four elements of museums (collections, educational design, programming, and curation).
Speakers
Presenter: 
Jon West-Bey
Role: 
Moderator
Title: 
Curator
Organization: 
University Arts Program-University of Maryland University College
Bio
Jon West-Bey is the Arts Program Curator at University of Maryland University College. He has degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University and in museum edu from Bank Street College in NY. He was the founding director at he founded the American Poetry Museum and lead curator at the Prince George's African American Museum and Cultural Center.
Presenter: 
Laura Perez
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Director of Education and Programs
Organization: 
Prince George's African American Museum and Cultural Center
Bio
Laura Perez is the Director of Ed & Programs at Prince George's African American Museum and Cultural Center. She earned a BA in English& a MA in African American Lit at Howard University, focusing on cultural hybridity &shifting identity within contemporary literary works of racial satire. She designed& led a DCPS sponsored course that intertwined hip-hop with social justice. She was the Program Director of the American Poetry Museum in DC.
Presenter: 
Timothy Burnside
Role: 
Presenter
Organization: 
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Bio
Timothy Anne Burnside is a Curatorial Museum Specialist at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC (NMAAHC). She works closely with musicians, artists and others to build collections and develop exhibitions and programs that offer accurate and rich representations of history and cultural expression.
Presenter: 
William Reynolds
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Finance & Administration Officer
Organization: 
National Museum of American History
Bio
William Reynolds is the Finance and Administrative officer for the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History. William has helped to highlight two musical innovations that were rooted in urban communities in the 70s; Hip-Hop and Go-Go music.