Seattle Art Museum

Beginning in June, I worked with my friend and SAM Teens advisor Rayna Mathis to develop and host four Lunchtime Lessons IGTV livestreams with Alliyah Logan, Luis Hernandez, Uzo Ngwu, and Cliffannie Forrester. This goal of this series was to highlight Black voices on Seattle Art Museum's official Instagram.

 

Prior to this program, SAM's teen education mainly operated on its own Instagram @samteens. While this account has considerable reach, the museum's main social media boasts nearly 100k followers. Rayna and I agreed that Seattle Art Museum's platform had much higher potential for engagement. Allowing young people to utilize it could offer a new perspective to SAM's largely older demographic.

Since the first four lessons, SAM Teens has continued to feature livestreams with young people discussing sociopolitical topics on a regular basis. 

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