Member Spotlight:


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.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Exhibitions and Interpretation + Museums and International Understanding + Social Justice Peer Group Meeting

Where: New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Blvd
Bronx, NY

When:1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

During Climate Week NYC, join colleagues from the Social Justice and International Understanding Peer Groups to explore the intersection of the arts and environmental justice.


Date: September 28, 2019

Time: 1 – 4 pm

Location: New York Botanical Garden

RSVP: Tori Lewis,

At 1 pm, explore and discuss the exhibition Brazilian Modern: The Living Art of Roberto Burle Marx. Burle Marx was a pioneering landscape architect, artist, and activist who spoke out against rain forest destruction in the 1960s and 70s. How should we approach thorny—and sadly timely—political and environmental issues in our exhibits and interpretation?


Stick around for the Climate Change Arts Exchange from 2 to 4. In this lively, multidisciplinary program, performing arts groups will debut new works related to climate change.

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