At the end of November, the Bronx Museum unveiled #SeeMeBronx, a new interactive project about visibility, intersectionality, and identity. The project kicks off the Museum‘s 50th anniversary, which is thematically oriented around visibility as a tenet of social justice. As the museum takes off into their next fifty years, the museum hopes to reaffirm their mission as an admission-free, liberated space for communities to come to enjoy art and have important conversations.
See Me Bronx was created as a way to spark conversations within our many intersecting communities about identity, equity, and inclusion. Sometimes the best way to dive into dialogue is by asking tough but important questions. And the hope is that you will join us in shaping the conversation with your queries.
Everyone is invited to participate! The museum welcomes you to interact with #seemebronx both in real life and on social media.
#SeeMeBronx – How to Participate:
|▪||Form your own question about identity, visibility, and/or intersectionality|
|▪||Write down your question on a sign (cardboard, paper, canvas – whatever you have!)|
|▪||Take a selfie holding your sign (or have a friend/sibling/family member take one from a safe social distance). You can take your selfie anywhere – at home, in the park, or even at the Bronx Museum when you come to visit! (REMINDER! The Bronx Museum is FREE and accessible to everyone!)|
|▪||Share your selfie and tag @bronxmuseum with the hashtag #seemebronx. The BxMA will create a gallery of submissions and share selections weekly.|
Conceptualized by the Bronx Museum‘s Holly Block Social Justice Curator Jasmine Wahi (@bronwgirlcurator) and designed by Rebecca Pauline Jampol (@rjampol) and Chantal Fischzang (@chantista), the piece explores the nuances of identity through a series of questions/prompts directed into the collective social space. The work articulates one type of identity through its palette, which draws from a range of skin tones.
For more information, visit www.bronxmuseum.org.