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Studio Squared: Concrete Canyons

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Studio Squared is a series of informal art-making workshops aimed at making a wide range of studio practices accessible to adult audiences. Each workshop focuses on a particular theme and creative process inspired by our exhibitions and explores methods of creative production through an experiential approach.

Expanding the ways in which we depict and imagine American cowboys, this edition of Studio Squared highlights the communities who have kept the traditions of horse-keeping and training alive. Led by Museum teaching artist Miatta Kawinzi, this workshop will begin with an inquiry-based tour of Black Cowboy, an exhibition that reasserts the presence of African-American men and women in the legacy of the American West. Participants will then head to the Theatre for a writing activity where guests will translate the lived experiences of black cowboys—from both past and present—into poetry. The goal of this workshop is not merely to generate words on a page, but rather to explore new strategies for documenting an underrepresented aspect of American history.

Thanks to the generous support of Target, Museum admission and public programs are free and open to the public on Sundays. Refreshments and supplies will be provided.