Last week our ICP at THE POINT teens took a field trip to see Lorraine O’Grady’s exhibition Art Is… at the Studio Museum in Harlem. This exhibition served as an extension of our class discussion concerning ideas of community and elevation. The documentation of this performance allowed our students to experience how an artist can elevate the identity of a community while inviting her subjects to represents themselves with joy and dignity.
As we toured The Studio Museum, the Museum Educator encouraged our students to take part in a dialogue about its current collection. Our students did an incredible job giving feedback in terms of the visual language expressed in each image.