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Kayne Davis, 13, helps curate Mia photography show

Category: Curatorial Practice

This article goes behind the scenes of a new exhibition at the Minneapolis Institute of Art that was co-curated with middle and high school students. The children and teens helped select and write labels for a selection of photographs depicting children, stretching their empathetic and analytical muscles in the process.

“In analyzing a photograph, Kayne tries not to think ‘about the background or foreground or size,’ he said. ‘I just think what is it about the picture — what’s the person doing that makes me feel some type of way?'”

—Zac Farber

Thirteen-year-old Kayne Davis lives in Whittier, just a couple blocks from the Minneapolis Institute of Art, but until October he'd never set foot inside the building. Now, a photography exhibition he helped to curate is on display at the museum. Kayne, an eighth-grader at Jefferson Community Sch

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