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Parents and children learning together through arts
‘At the Katonah Museum of Art in Katonah, New York, the traditional relationship between museum and patron is undergoing a major transformation. Instead of visiting, viewing, and quietly appreciating, participants in the museum’s Arte Juntos/Art Together program are encouraged to talk, touch, question, and create.
A bilingual, family-focused literacy program, Arte Juntos was developed in response to Westchester County’s growing community of Latino immigrants. But how best to engage them? According to the NEA’s 2012 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts, only 10 percent of museum and gallery audiences were Hispanic. With this in mind, the Katonah Art Museum decided to step beyond its walls, and partner with local schools to better reach their community’s newest families, many of whom come from low-income backgrounds.’
Museums, community involvement, literacy, immigrant, family
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Not specifically related to language learning, the article remains interesting as it shows how to use art to develop a local connection with the place; this connection is necessary for immigrants to develop the willingness and the motivation to acquire language skills and develop cultural understanding.
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Stéphanie Barillé - firstname.lastname@example.org