The Museum is launching this new art-based series aimed at empowering children through inclusive representation. As a leader in early childhood education, the Museum recognizes the importance of providing positive representation and opportunities for children and families to engage directly with professional artists. With this support the Museum is launching this new art-based series aimed at empowering children through inclusive presentation. As a leader in early childhood education, the Museum recognizes the importance of providing positive representation and opportunities for children and families to engage directly with professional artists.
This Miami Children’s Museum pilot program is among projects across America that were selected during this second round of the NEA’s Grants for Arts Projects fiscal year 2021 funding. “As the country and the arts sector begin to imagine returning to a post-pandemic world, the National Endowment for the Arts is proud to announce funding that will help arts organizations such as Miami Children’s Museum reengage fully with partners and audiences,” said NEA Acting Chairman Ann Eilers. “Although the arts have sustained many during the pandemic, the chance to gather with one another and share arts experiences is its own necessity and pleasure.”
Through this nine-part series at Miami Children’s Museum from March 12th through April 3rd children and families can attend this program to interact with professional artists of various backgrounds. Every Saturday and Sunday, in addition to a specialty workshop on Friday, March 25th, families can explore as specific artist’s work, how their culture and identity shaped their artwork,and how their art form is important to their culture. Professional artists, with the help of Museum staff and licensed art therapists, will provide children with hands-on experiences, mini-performances, and talks to increase children’s engagement with the arts and prompt conversations about race and unity. Additionally, artists from Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator will be participating in Field Trips and outreaches, starting April 4, to expose low-income students attending Title 1 schools to artists from the Caribbean and Latin diaspora. Be sure to check our website for more information on the specific weekend days. The full schedule is below:
Haitian-born, visual artist and curator,Edouard Duval-Carrié, March 12th
Japanese Taiko drumming troupe, Fushu Daiko, March 13th
Performance art, My Urban Contemporary Experience-MUCE, March 19th
Artist Pati Monclus from Bakehouse Art Complex, March 20th
Artist Loni Johnson from Bakehouse Art Complex, March 25th
Brazilian sculptor, Adriana Carvalho,March 26th
Artists from Little Haiti Cultural Center, March 27th
*New York-based visual artist and painter,Victor Matthews, April 2nd – 3rd
For more information about the Representation Through the Artist’s Lens:Conversations and Workshops for Children at Miami Children’s Museum, please visit miamichildrensmuseum.org. Museum admission is now being offered for two-hour play sessions from 10AM – 12PM, 1PM– 3PM and 4PM – 6PM. After each session team members clean and sanitize the facility and swap out props for the next group.
Miami Children’s Museum offers bilingual and interactive exhibits, programs, classes and learning materials related to arts, culture, community, and communication. The Museum has 17 interactive galleries and houses many exciting and fun traveling exhibits. Miami Children’s Museum is dedicated to enriching the lives of all children by fostering a love of learning through play and enabling children to realize their highest potential. Through arts and educational programs, the Museum seeks to include and target all audiences in Miami's changing and diverse community by being the "town center" for Miami-Dade County's children and families.
Families can still access Miami Children’s Museum’s exciting “Museum at Home” program online, which brings the experiences of the Museum to the safety and comfort of one’s own home. Among the ways to access the program are:
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