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Photo Todos: Works by Corcoran College of Art + Design and Latin American Youth Center Students
November 2–November 20
Gallery 31 and White Halls
Corcoran students and Muriel Hasbun at the
Art and Media House of the Latin American
Youth Center. Photo taken with the Nikon
Coolpix P7000. Photo by Susan Sterner.
Photo Todos features artwork by Corcoran students and local youth participating in "Two Museums, Two Nations, One Identity." The year-long initiative links youth in El Salvador with those of Salvadoran origin in Washington, D.C. Corcoran undergraduate students teach photography, audio, and video skills to youth at the Latin American Youth Center twice a week; participants engage in a process of exploration and cultural exchange with students in El Salvador, resulting in a rich dialogue and works of art that explore personal and collective identity.
"Two Museums, Two Nations, One Identity" is led by Muriel Hasbun, chair of photography at the Corcoran, in collaboration with the Art Museum of the Americas and the Museum of Art of El Salvador (MARTE). The project is funded by Museums and Community Collaborations Abroad (MCCA), an initiative of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the American Association of Museums (AAM). Nikon has provided generous in-kind support to the Corcoran College of Art + Design for this project.
A reception for Photo Todos: Works by Corcoran College of Art + Design and Latin American Youth Center Students will be held at the Corcoran on Thursday, November 10, 2011 from 6 to 8 p.m.