Museum Girl’s World expands the horizons of young women and girls of color by holding space for cultural appreciation, celebration and exploration of museums. Launched during Women’s History Month, by the two women of color founders of Museum Hue, ‘Museum Girl’s World’ mentors and models creative confidence and cultural appreciation to make museums more accessible to diverse young people. We are joining the nationwide campaign to reach out and invite women and girls of color to experience museum spaces. (Spearheaded by Smithsonian Museum Day Live). This invitation is open to girls 8-12 years old and their chaperones to explore the museums. Young women will create the most exquisite medieval and Renaissance manuscripts in the Morgan’s collections. They will delve into the art of illumination as a means of exploring early Eurasian and African trade routes. They will also learn about Belle Greener, an African-American woman who became the Morgan Library & Museum’s first librarian and director. The event will begin at 12:00 pm so we asked that you arrive at 11:30 am so that we can set the girls up with needed supplies to create their illuminated manuscripts.
First Lady Michelle Obama recent remarks at the Whitney Museum opening stated, ‘We’re telling our young people… You belong here just as much as anyone else in this country. We’re telling them: Make yourselves at home…. Be inspired by the artists and performers you see. And start dreaming just a little bigger, start reaching just a little higher for yourself.” Museum Hue is taking up First Lady, Michelle Obama’s charge, to open doors for girls of color to feel welcome in museum spaces. We are doing our part to make history by bridging audiences and institutional values to help, art, public history and science come alive through Museum Girl’s World. We are creating the next generation of museum patrons and professionals.
The Morgan Library & Museum – 225 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/museum-girls-world-tickets-21139737524
Via Reeshemah Brightley