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Museum of Us: A Zoom Cabinet of Curiosities



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Original design by Jorge Lucero

From books, tools, and dishes to heirlooms, photographs, and toys, our things tell our stories. In this virtual workshop, artist Jorge Lucero invites you to share your story via the things you own. Participants should prepare and come with an object that they are willing to share with the group.

We will be creating a worldwide, zoom-based, cabinet of curiosities featuring your things and their stories. Participants will be able to (virtually) wander through this cabinet, seeing and hearing all the contributions. The entire project will be archived for perpetual examination. We are making a museum of us. No art skills or knowledge required for participation—everyone is welcome.

Jorge Lucero is an artist who was born, raised, and educated in Chicago. He currently serves as chair and associate professor of Art Education at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Lucero’s books include Mere and Easy: Collage as a Critical Practice in Pedagog; Teacher as Artist-in-Residence: The Most Radical Form of Expression to Ever Exist; and the forthcoming What Happens at the Intersection of Conceptual Art and Teaching?. He is the author of numerous peer-reviewed articles and chapters in books. Lucero has exhibited, performed, and taught all over the United States and abroad. He received his degrees from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Penn State University. He is co-editor of the international journal Visual Arts Research and sits on the editorial boards for the Journal of Social Theory and Art Education, the Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education, and the Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy.

We recommend using a laptop or desktop computer and downloading the latest version of Zoom to enjoy this program.

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