Community Partners & Museum Relations – 04.06.2021

For our second meeting of the year, we heard from three museums in the metroplex that have a relationship with unique community groups. A museum staff member chatted about the impetus of the partnership and a representative from the organizations/groups joined the discussion to talk about their perspective on the relationship. It was an interesting and enlightening discussion! Speakers & Community Groups:

  • Mary Ann Bonet, Director of Community Engagement at the DMA and Kyle Yepsen, Financial Director at CreatiVets
  • Anne Kindseth, Director of Education at the Meadows Museum and Sophia Salinas, AAMD Undergraduate Intern in Museum Education
  • Adam Werner, Manager of Community Teaching at the Amon Carter Museum and Sara Herrera, the Education Director at Artes de la Rosa Cultural Center for the Arts

Brainstorm Meeting – 01.22.2021

Thanks to all of you who joined us for our first meeting of 2021! We had such great turn out, and it was so lovely to start the year with all of you. We recorded the first part of the meeting, which gives you some updates on a few projects we have previously mentioned, like our DFW MER Slack and our brand new Media Club (it’s not just reading books!).

Meeting on DEAI Initiatives @ the Amon Carter–1.17.20

Many thanks to the Amon Carter Museum of American Art for hosting a presentation on DEAI (Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion) Initiatives with Kippen de Alba Chu, Chief of Staff at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History and Chair of the Board of the American Alliance of Museums.

Check out the full video here:

DFW Museum Educators Roundtable Meeting on DEAI Initiatives from Amon Carter Museum, American Art on Vimeo.

Programming for Generation Z @ the Dallas Museum of Art—12.6.19

Thank you to the Dallas Museum of Art for hosting our session on Gen Z. the DMA’s Sara Greenberg put together a stellar panel of museum educators working with teens and college students across DFW and did a fantastic job of moderating. The session explored the variety of program formats, the importance of marketing, and our successes and challenges.

Inclusive Gallery Teaching @ the Amon Carter—5.8.19

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Shout-out to the Amon Carter Museum of American Art for hosting a thought-provoking conversation about inclusive gallery teaching! Jessica Fuentes, Erin Long, and Amanda Blake filled the group in on a series of staff trainings with the Multicultural Alliance, followed by discussion and resource sharing in the galleries with Megan Krznarich and Mary Le.

Everyone brought their own suggestions, questions, and conundrums to the table, highlighting the multifaceted nature of this topic. How can we better support the abilities, backgrounds, and strengths of visitors in the galleries, using our collections?

dfwMER schedule

2021 Schedule: 

Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Workshop Topic: Community Partners and Museum Relations
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Zoom link in email

All workshops are free and open to North Texas museum educators. Virtual for the time being. To get links to workshops, our media club, and other events and discussions, please join the dfwMER email list here.

Paying Teaching Artists: A Survey of DFW Institutions

In an effort to improve transparency and equity among institutions who use teaching artists for educational programming, dfwMER is compiling a resource that outlines local teaching artist pay practices.

We released a survey to DFW institutions in Fall 2018 and plan to continue gathering and updating data as it comes. Here are the results so far:

dfwMER Paying Teaching Artists_ a Survey of DFW Institutions

dfwMER Paying Teaching Artists Supplemental Graphs

To fill out, update, or share the survey on behalf of your institution, click here.

Talking Collaboration @ the Kimbell – 10.17.18

On October 17, 2018, we met at the Kimbell Museum of Art for a great conversation on relationship building and collaboration. We first heard about The Nuestro Kimbell Initiative with Jennifer Treviño (Chief Development Officer, Girls, Inc. of Tarrant County) and Jessica Brandrup (Head of Marketing and Public Relations, Kimbell Art Museum). The conversation was moderated by Aimee Cardoso (Tour and Docent Administrator, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth & Executive Director, Art Tooth). Then, we dove deeper with some collaborative gallery play in the Kimbell’s permanent collection.

 

 

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