Self Care + Art Therapy Virtual Happy Hour – 6.12.2020

Thank you to Dr. Laura Evans, Emily Wiskera, and Sharon Hartman for leading the group in reflective conversation about art therapy within museum contexts. Participants particularly enjoyed arranging and then smashing flowers and botanicals at the end!

To contact Sharon Hartman for questions about art therapy:

Read more: 10 Things Visitors Value in Museums That Could Be Applied to Staff

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


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

2019-2020 Schedule: 

Friday, 19 July 2019
Happy Hour + Francesco Clemente Exhibition Tour
3:30-5 PM
Dallas Contemporary

Friday, 11 October 2019
Kick-off Event: dfwMER Tote Bag Print Making
2-4 PM
Dallas Contemporary

Friday, 6 December 2019
Workshop Topic: Programming for Generation Z
2-4 PM
Dallas Museum of Art

Friday, January 17, 2020
Workshop Topic: The Future of Museums + Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion Resources
2-4 PM
Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Friday, May 1, 2020
Workshop Topic: Advice on Publishing + Self-Advocacy for the Museum Employee
2-4 PM
Meadows Museum of Art

All workshops are free and open to North Texas museum educators. Join dfwMER by clicking 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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