For select exhibitions at the Denver Art Museum, community advisory committees are organized to help shape our interpretive and programmatic elements, create resonances with local issues and perspectives, and act as conduits to community partners.
For this exhibition, our exhibition advisory committee was made up of individuals who work with refugee and resettlement communities in Denver. They helped us articulate our visitor experience goals for this show as well as programming opportunities. We then met with staff from two of the agencies, many of which were refugees. They shared their own personal stories and helped with programming ideas.
Representatives from the following organizations participated:
- Project Worthmore (learn more)
- Colorado Refugee Wellness Center
- Colorado Refugee Services Program
- Place Bridge Academy
- Emily Griffith Technical College
- Denver Public Library
- Downton Aurora Visual Arts Center
Select committee members participated in public programs and assisted with docent training for this exhibition.
Two community advisory groups were formed for Mi Tierra. The first was a senior advisory committee who reviewed the artists with consideration to their themes, resonance, and voice within a broader dialogue. The second committee, made up of additional community leaders, helped shape the interpretive and programmatic elements within the exhibition. Many became part of the exhibition experience, led public programs, and were included in an in-gallery video featuring a Q&A with select artists. Learn more here.