Curating a Life: Art as Memoir

Mondays, Oct.17 to Nov. 21, 1:30pm – 4pm  

Presented Online by Smithsonian Associates Studio Arts

With hands-on exercises in a variety of artistic media, keep a visual-thinking journal as you learn to see like an artist and create personally meaningful works of art in terms of form, theme, and context. In a culminating project, use text, images, and newly developed visual thinking skills to create a “memoir museum”—a handmade map that traces where you’ve been in your life and where you have yet to explore.

Art Supply List

  • Experience a hands-on, interactive art “workout” on Zoom
  • Limited to 14 participants; minimum 6 participants.
  • No previous art experience necessary
  • Provided prior to event: simple materials list, Zoom link.

Image Credit: Frida Kahlo, Self Portrait on the Borderline Between Mexico and the United States, 1932, Oil painting on tin, Private Collection