Controversy Swirls: Communities Talk
Education and Interpretation
The Conference Center  Wednesday, May 21  10:15-11:30 a.m.     302 
How can museums create forums for dialogue on challenging social issues? Presenters will describe participatory processes for developing exhibits that let diverse groups speak for themselves from the gallery floor. Projects include exhibits on black males, land ownership and HIV/AIDS.


Session Format :    Idea Forum

Learner Outcomes

Chris Johnson - California College of the Arts

Christine Lashaw - Oakland Museum of California

C. Reinier -

Suzanne Seriff - Museum of International Folk Art

As the Director of the Gallery of Conscience at the Museum of International Folk Art, Suzy Seriff leads a team of six (curator, designer, prototype consultant, community engagement coordinator and educator) in the development of an ongoing exhibit lab within the Museum of International Folk Art which is designed to engage visitors, spark dialogue, and collaborate with community artists and resources around social justice issues catalyzed by the words and works of local and global folk artists. A