Nathan Sensel - Museum of Modern Art, New York

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Nathan Sensel - Museum of Modern Art, New York

  1. 1. Looking IN at OUTreach: <br />Community building as outreach at MoMA<br />Nathan Sensel<br />Associate Educator<br />Young Adult and Public Programs<br />Museum of Modern Art<br />New York, New York<br />e: nathan_sensel@moma.org<br />
  2. 2. OUTREACH<br /> Active Engagement with a target group<br /> (community building)<br /> Focus on the mission of the institution<br />
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  4. 4. How can we create a deep connection?<br />Involve the ideas and staff at our institutions?<br />And allow for an interchange?<br />
  5. 5. DEVELOPED OFFSITE OUTREACH<br />At MoMA: • Community Partnerships• School Programs • Library Programs<br />
  6. 6. Create Ability<br />Housing Works<br />
  7. 7. QUALITIES OF OFFSITE OUTREACH<br />Working with separate, discreet communities<br />Merging institutions resources with the community’s needs and values<br />Targeting communities that are under-served or neglected<br />Providing a service to the specific community<br />Outcomes developed for high success-rate, low-risk<br />Programming for familiarity and comfort<br />
  8. 8. What if we considered onsite community- building <br />as a form of outreach?<br />
  9. 9. EMERGENT ONSITE OUTREACH<br />At MoMA:<br />Free Teen Nights <br /> * weekly drop-in events<br />2. In the Making: Art Making Classes &<br />Museum Studies and Conservation Classes<br /> * application based serial programs<br />Youth Advisory<br />* targeted outreach group<br />
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  12. 12. QUALITIES OF ONSITE OUTREACH<br />Integrating representatives from multiple communities<br />Creating a space for the community to decide on its own beliefs and values<br />Targeting communities that are under-served<br />Working with the community to create solutions—empowerment <br />Success determined by the group and the museum, high-risk<br />Creating situations for participants to break out of comfort zones<br />
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  14. 14. OUTCOMES<br />DEVELOPED OFFSITE OUTREACH<br />EMERGENT ONSITE OUTREACH<br />• Opportunity to expand social group in a 3rd space<br />• Ownership over connection to museum<br />• Participants bring friends, family, teachers to see results<br />• Teens actively shaping the community and the affect it has on the museum<br />• Participants feel comfortable within their social groups<br />• Ownership over their own space<br />• Participants bring friends, family, teachers to see results<br />
  15. 15. QUESTIONS<br />• What is the impact on the institution?<br />• How is outreach success measured? <br />• Do these outreach concepts apply to other audiences? <br />
  16. 16. Perhaps one more image?<br />Say of teens juxtaposed with lord of the rings?<br />

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