Museum Theatre Performances

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A collection of museum theatre performances presented in partnership with the Blanton Museum of Art and Art Galleries at Black Studies.

Students from multiple disciplines have been working together during the fall semester to devise new museum theatre pieces that explore themes of belonging, memory and community. As a culmination of this collaboration, their work will be presented in a series of free performances at the Blanton Museum of Art and Art Galleries at Black Studies.


AquariART (open for observing)

person walking up stairs with the art piece STACKED WATERS next to them
 
Wednesday, November 16 at 12:00-1:30
Blanton Museum of Art
 
AquariART is an interactive and immersive theatre experience where older adult participants can dive into the imaginative colorful oceanscape of the Blanton Museum of Art, utilizing two pieces of artwork entitled Stacked Waters & Siphonophora situated in the atrium on the first floor. Participants will listen to a story about the deep ocean animal siphonophores and be invited to share their memories of water in a guided conversation.
 
Created in partnership with Creative Action and Heritage Park Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center. 
 
 

The Materials That Make Us 

images of rusty gears and peach colored tinsel with THE MATERIALS THAT MAKE US between it
 
Saturday, November 19th, 11:00am-12:30pm
Christian-Green Gallery
 
This interactive museum theatre piece follows a young artist named Mel as he struggles with his fears of sharing his new artwork. With the support of his friends and the audience, he learns the power of telling his story and building community. Based on the exhibition WIRE(D) and CHAIN(ED) by Texas artist Melvin Edwards, this museum theatre piece helps young people connect with visual art and build community with their peers.
 
With private performances for the Priscilla Pond Flawn Child and Family Lab School and Campbell Elementary.
 
 

Metamorphosis

purple image of a dancer with information about the performance METAMORPHOSIS over it
 
Saturday, November 19th, 1:00-2:00pm
Blanton Museum of Art

Metamorphosis is a multimedia performance project that interlaces interactive digital archive and live performance to create assemblages of moments of home and transition. Exploring the artworks of Joey Fauerso, Deborah Roberts, and Njidkeka Akunyili Crosby, this project asks audiences to engage with the visual artwork as well as participatory moments of the performance within the museum.

Created in partnership with GirlForward.

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