Creating New Spaces: Artists and Historic Sites Converge
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
10:00 am to 2:30 pm
Wistariahurst Museum, Holyoke, MA
Presented by the Historic Sites PAG
Registration Deadline:  April 5, 2017

Artists of all stripes offer fresh ways of seeing and experiencing a historic site. Visual, performing, and literary artists invite museum visitors and staff to take risks and consider new perspectives. But what makes an artistic collaboration successful? Are artistic residencies sustainable beyond a season or two? How do audiences respond to this atypical use of a historic site? And what happens to the “real” history when artists and performers take the interpretive lead? This workshop presents case studies of partnerships with artists at historic sites around New England.

Registration Fees:  $65 NEMA Members; $95 Non-member; $50 Student

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