The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art is proud to partner with Hutchison School’s Student Art Council and Student Equity and Inclusion Council to host a Teen Takeover at the museum. Inspired by the artworks featured in Native Voices, 1950s to Now: Art for a New Understanding, the Hutchison students have planned a variety of experiences, designed with teens in mind.
Keynote speaker Amanda Lee Savage: Savage is an instructor of early American history in the Department of History at the University of Memphis. She’s delivered numerous talks on Indigenous issues in American culture, including the legacy of Christopher Columbus, Andrew Jackson and the Trail of Tears, and the complicated history of Thanksgiving in the United States.
Speed-dating Debates: This interactive experience will debate topics related to contemporary Native American culture.
Art-making activities: Create advocacy postcards for your legislators, participate in a collaborative weaving project, and more.
A guided tour of Native Voices, 1950s to Now: Art for a New Understanding.
Food Trucks: Say Cheese and Parkers Concessions.
For museum visitors 13 – 18 years old. Admission and activities are free, with the exception of food trucks and Café Brooks. No reservations required.
Native Voices, 1950 to Now: Art for a New Understanding is organized by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas. Support for this exhibition and its national tour is provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Sotheby’s Prize.