American Stories: An exhibition of poems inspired by ARRIVALS

February 6 - 27, 2022

What does it mean to be an American? How did my family come to the United States and what impact does history and heritage have on who I am? These are some of the questions considered by writers from the Thomas Cornell Academy in Yonkers and the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility who participated in two Museum outreach programs. Led by writer in residence Pamela Hart and using artworks from the ARRIVALS exhibition as inspiration, participants wrote poems in free verse style as well as in the villanelle form. In addition, the students from Thomas Cornell Academy were guided by teaching artist Aisha Alford as they created their own collages using words and ideas from their poems. The poems and artworks are on view in the Learning Center.

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Thinking Through the Arts Video

What does it mean to be an American? Produced in collaboration with 5th and 6th grades at Thomas Cornell Academy, Yonkers, NY.

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Credits

Artwork created by 5th and 6th grade students from the Thomas Cornell Academy.
Installation photo by Margaret Fox.

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