Wed, 05/30/2012 (All day) - Wed, 06/13/2012 (All day)
2 Museums, 2 Nations, 1 Identity: Salvadoran Youth Photography
Where |AMA ׀ Art Museum of the Americas
201 18th Street, NW
About This Event
ABOUT 2 MUSEUM, 2 NATIONS, 1 IDENTITY
The Art Museum of the Americas (AMA) of the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Museo de Arte de El Salvador (MARTE) announced today Two Museums, Two Nations, One Identity, a year-long initiative linking youth in El Salvador with those of Salvadoran origin in Washington, D.C. The program is part of the U.S. Department of State’s strategic efforts to strengthen people-to-people connections through museums worldwide.
“We are proud and grateful to have won this grant from the State Department and AAM,” said AMA director Lydia Bendersky. “This project is a step forward in AMA’s renewed mission of becoming a hub that connects museums, artists, people and communities from the OAS’ 34 member countries throughout the Americas, and beyond.”
Youth, Art and New Technologies: Building Communities
Students aged 12-15 in El Salvador and Washington, D.C. will participate in artistic activities (photography, video, painting, and writing) designed to bolster awareness of personal and collective identity as well as understanding of cultural heritage and the power of art.
Participants will relate their experiences with one another through a customized online social media platform, developing connections and friendships between those in D.C. and El Salvador with the potential to last through life.