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An ESOL student shares artwork created in a class partnership with a visitor in the Brooklyn Museum galleries. (Photo: Faviola Lopez-Romani)

Really Free: Sharing Stories of Art and Literacy

Saturday, December 3, 2022

12–1:30 pm

Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, 4th Floor

Join us for a special gallery experience featuring pop-up talks by adult basic education and high school equivalency students from Family Health Centers at NYU Langone, Project Reach Youth. Participants will showcase their creativity and share reflections on art, empowerment, and how we tell the stories of who we are. 

In the weeks leading up to this event, the students explored the special exhibition Really Free: The Radical Art of Nellie Mae Rowe and responded to Rowe’s work by creating altered books—recycled publications that incorporate texts, photographs, paintings, and other creations. Celebrate the culmination of this project as participants share their books and how creativity and learning go hand in hand.

Books for this project were donated by The Austin Book Shop. Art supplies were provided by Materials for the Arts. Art-making partnerships with adult literacy students at the Brooklyn Museum grew out of a summer/fall 2021 altered-book project led by ESOL teacher Caryn T. Davis.

Free with Museum admission.