Wednesday 02/24/21 4:30PM-6PM
Workshops · Educators · Exhibition-Related

Workshop for Educators: “Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America”

Cover Image:

Arthur Jafa, Love is the Message, the Message is Death (still). Video, sound, color.7:25 min. Courtesy the Artist and Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels.

Designed for K-12 educators, this program will highlight and contextualize works in the exhibition “Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America” with both historic and contemporary social movements, and artists’ concerns today. The workshop will focus on strategies of social justice community organizing that educators can draw from to co-create a safer and braver learning environment—one that acknowledges students’ lived experiences and prioritizes the well-being and dignity of marginalized people, while addressing difficult realities. Art will be explored as a site for reckoning with social, historical, political, and emotional truths of white supremacy and as creative expression that honors Black life and grief.

This workshop is led by Tiffany Lenoi Jones, Educator in Residence for Art and Social Justice.

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Generous lead support is provided by the Keith Haring School, Teen, and Family Programs Fund.

New Museum Digital Initiatives are generously supported by Hermine and David B. Heller.

New Museum school and youth programs are made possible, in part, by Con Edison, Bloomingdale’s, the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Endowment support is provided by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund; the Skadden, Arps Education Programs Fund; and the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fund for Education Programs at the New Museum.

Additional endowment support is provided by the JPMorgan Chase Professional Development Workshop Program for Teachers.

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