Member Spotlight:

Keonna

Keonna Hendrick Brooklyn Museum

Keonna Hendrick is a cultural strategist and educator, who creates cultural equity through art. Her teaching, writing, and strategic planning centers on commitment to providing all audiences with educational experiences that promote critical thinking, expand cultural perceptions, and support self-actualization.

In 2014 she co-founded SHIFT, a collective of cultural workers engaging in critical reflection and accountability for shifting their practice as educators, administrators and artists toward anti-oppressive feminist paradigm.

Keonna currently manages ArtsConnection’s Teen Reviewers and Critics Program, which provides teens with free access to art events. Her work extends to Brooklyn Museum, MoMA, NYCMER, Museum Hue, and Classical Contemporary Ballet Theatre. She holds a B.A. in History and Studio Art from Wake Forest University and a M.A. in Arts Policy and Administration from The Ohio State University.

The 2018 NYCMER Conference was held on Monday, May 21, 2018 at Teachers College, Columbia University.

 

Conference Theme

React & Respond: The Next Steps

 

This year's conference featured:

  • Keynote Conversation with Gonzalo Casals, Director of the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, and Annie Polland, Executive Director at the American Jewish Historical Society. Moderated by Keonna Hendrick, cultural strategist and educator.
  • 26 sessions and 5+ poster presentations on a variety of topics including: inclusivity, best practices and lessons learned, access, activism and social justice, community engagement, program development and facilitation, equity, diversity, advocacy, and more!
  • Opportunities to network and connect with friends and colleagues at peer group meet ups, poster sessions, opening and closing receptions, and more!

 

Handouts and presentations along with a full video of keynote from the conference will be shared on the resource section of the Member Zone.