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The Gallery

December 2, 2016 – March 12, 2017

Let’s Story

Let’s Story, created by Artist-in-Residence, Joanna Tam, is a participatory storytelling and story-sharing platform that will utilize objects from Boston Children’s Museum collection to inspire the sharing of narratives and imagination. After selecting and photographing various objects from the collection Tam designated open-ended prompts for each one, while on-site she will use these prompts to collect stories from children, their families and Museum staff. These stories will be paired with original animations in the final installation, where visitors will also be able to engage in their own storytelling experiences using Tam’s image-based prompts. This project is an exciting exploration of object-based learning and storytelling from the lens of a contemporary artist and directed towards acknowledging and celebrating the voice of every Boston Children’s Museum visitor.

Tam is a Boston-based visual artist whose interdisciplinary practice examines the development of ethnic and national identities, experiences of displacement and the relationship between objects and storytelling. Her photography, video, performances, installation and drawings have been exhibited around the world. Tam is a dedicated Educator having taught classes in Time-Based Media at Massachusetts College of Art & Design where she is also the Brant Gallery Coordinator.

⚪ Reception: 6:00-8:00pm, Friday, January 20, 2017
⚪ Artist Workshop for Children & Families: 6:00-7:30pm, January 27, 2017
⚪ Artist Workshop for Children & Families: 10:30-12:00pm, Tuesday, February 21, 2017
⚪ Process Report & Film Screening: 11-1pm, Sunday, March 5, 2017

What are we learning?

  • Communication Skills
  • Creativity
  • Observation
  • Visual - Spatial Thinking Skills