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Aspen Art Museum


Cultural Strategist and Educator Keonna Hendrick

Jul 24, 2020
4:00 PM
Brooklyn-based Keonna Hendrick is a cultural strategist, educator, and author who nurtures equity through art and museum education. Her teaching, writing, and strategic planning reflect her commitment to providing all audiences with educational experiences that promote critical thinking, expand cultural perceptions, and support self-actualization. Hendrick will engage in a conversation about dismantling repressive systems in museum education, as well as anti-racist approaches to teaching and communication.

Hendrick’s writing has appeared in numerous publications including Multiculturalism in Art Museums Today (2014), Journal of Folklore and Education (2016), Journal of Museum Education (2017), The Palgrave Handbook of Race and the Arts in Education, and Professional Development in Art Museums: Strategies of Engagement Through Contemporary Art (both 2018). In 2013, she co-developed critical multicultural reflective practice, an ongoing process in which educators identify, analyze, and challenge the cultural beliefs, values, and assumptions that color their interactions with learners and artworks. She continues to provide professional development to educators in museums and classrooms nationally, including the Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Friends of the Highline, Peabody Essex Museum, Phoenix Art Museum, Barnes Foundation, the Walters Art Museum, and ArtsConnection.

Initiated during this period of unprecedented physical distancing, Slow.Look.Live., offers an occasion to slow down and reflect with deeper intention on artistic processes and dialogues. Introducing a range of artists, curators, and thinkers, the new initiative focuses on how perception, creation, and community are being shaped by our various current geographical locations. Each week, we chart the relationships of our guests to the changing world, their immediate environments, and their studios. As we continually redefine how art can be made and experienced, Slow.Look.Live., will evolve indefinitely as a core program for Aspen Art Museum’s visitors and beyond.