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2014 Carver Gayton Youth Curator Program
CATCH MY DRIFT
The 2014 Youth Curator project, Catch My Drift, will coincide with the Museum exhibition, Pitch Black: African American Baseball in Washington (February 1, 2014 – November 9, 2014). Baseball in Washington's black communities has a strong but quiet history. Most people know the segregated history of our national pastime, but few know how the story played out on the baseball fields in Seattle and throughout Washington State. Pitch Black brings that history to light and explores black baseball not just as a popular sporting event, but also as a building block and product of the community.
The Youth Curators will participate as a team in twelve – 2 hr Saturday sessions that begin mid-January 2014 through mid-April 2014. Museum educators and local professionals will facilitate learning sessions that shares their expertise in creative writing, motion graphics and exhibits design. Youth Curators will explore the contemporary standing of baseball in the black community and present their interpretation in, Catch My Drift, an exhibit that examines themes on the topic of African American youth in today’s baseball industry.
Carver Gayton Youth Curator Program
The Carver Gayton Youth Curator Program at the Northwest African American Museum introduces youth to the philosophy and practices of museum work through creative, community engaged projects on timeless and contemporary topics. Youth Curators gain social skills, learn and understand new concepts and, develop artistic expression. NAAM celebrates tradition, art, and history and in doing so, supports opportunities for youth to share their accomplishments, passions and concerns.
NAAM Program Lead
Katie Williams, NAAM Museum Educator
(206) 518-6000 x104
2014 registration is Open!
Check out our 2013 program!
2013 Dr. Carver Gayton Youth Curator Program
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Youth Curators 2013 video
Do You Know James Baldwin?
Photo By Sedat Pakay
This video was created with generous support from 4Culture.
The 2013 Youth Curator project will coincide with the Museum exhibition, Bearing Witness from Another Place: James Baldwin in Turkey, photographs by Sedat Pakay (October 20, 2012—September 29, 2013). This highly anticipated exhibition shares rarely seen photographs of James Baldwin in Turkey that were taken by his friend and photojournalist, Sedat Pakay. Piercingly intimate and beautifully candid, these images capture the vibrant world of acquaintances, friends and collaborators Baldwin cultivated while living intermittently in Turkey from 1961-1971.
2012 Youth Curators at NAAM with Instructor Daemond Arrindel.