Characters in the Collection
Under the guidance of artist Andrew Oesch students explore museum objects and imagine paths from these works of the past to their own contemporary comics and sequential art pieces. Through a series of drawing and writing exercises, they also discuss what life could be like living with these artifacts.
Under the guidance of artist Hannah Burr, students from eight after-school community organizations in the Boston area responded to works from the MFA’s encyclopedic collection. Through the students’ drawings, audio recordings, and transcriptions, “Fresh Eyes” demonstrated how personal and infinitely varied responses to a work of art can be. Hannah Burr presented the students’ theories, questions, declarations, descriptions, and questions in a layered, dynamic system of color-coded, visually delightful patterns made to draw in visitors, who were invited to look with fresh eyes at what they may not have noticed otherwise.
The Community Arts Initiative is generously supported by the Linde Family Foundation.