110 in the 'Hood

Monday, October 19, 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Organized by Mary Trudel, senior communications officer, The Wallace Foundation.

Moderated by Catherine Fukushima, senior program officer, The Wallace Foundation. Presented by Matthew Braun, executive director, Fleisher Art Memorial; Carol Enseki, executive director, Brooklyn Children’s Museum; Joseph Gonzales, special projects manager, Fleisher Art Memorial.

Two community organizations which share a common mission to engage visitors in educational arts experiences—The Fleisher Art Memorial in Philadelphia and the Brooklyn Children’s Museum— were both founded in 1899 and dedicated to removing barriers to participation in the arts. As each organization’s neighborhood has changed, each has adapted and embraced the diversity of its dynamic urban environment. The Fleisher has developed strategies to engage low-income Asian and Latin American immigrant and African-American residents in its southeast Philadelphia neighborhood. The Children’s Museum is striving to build understanding of the diverse cultures of its New York City surroundings and offer perspectives on an increasingly pluralistic society. Each organization is engaged in learning more about the needs and interests of new and potential visitors and neighbors that don’t fit the traditional models.

The Wallace Foundation, which is working in six cities across the country, will present a session focusing on strategies iconic organizations can employ to engage changing communities and demographics.

Space is limited for these Monday off-site sessions, so tickets are required and we recommend that you sign up in advance at the conference online registration application. Remaining tickets will be available at the registration desk on Monday morning. When the tickets for a session are all gone, you will know that session is full, and can make another choice.

Participants will travel to offsite sessions by subway guided by local hosts. Your ticket will indicate when and where to meet your session group.