Dispatches: Inspired Artworks in Mostar

Phillips Educators Rachel Goldberg and Andrea Kim Neighbors are in Bosnia facilitating workshops on Prism.K12 and Jacob Lawrence with students, emerging artists, and teachers.

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Artists, friends, and family gather at an exhibition of work inspired by Jacob Lawrence’s The Migration Series in Mostar.

What a week! We have had a wonderful time here in Mostar working with emerging artists, elementary students, high school students, orphans, and teachers. Last night at our home base in Mostar, OKC Abrašević, we had an exhibition of artwork created during this week’s numerous workshops. Many of the artists we worked with attended, bringing their friends and families. It was great to see so many people view these artworks, expressing personal and community stories inspired by The Migration Series. I can’t help but wonder what Jacob Lawrence would think. Today we leave Mostar and head to Trebinje. More to come!

Andrea Kim Neighbors, Specialist for School, Outreach, and Family Programs

The Phillips and Jacob Lawrence in Bosnia

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Educator Rachel Goldberg’s desk as she packs for a trip to Bosnia.

We’re excited to share that Rachel Goldberg, Head of K-12 Initiatives and Andrea Kim Neighbors, Specialist for School, Outreach, and Family Programs are leaving on a two-week artful adventure to Bosnia. In Sarajevo, Mostar, and Trebinje, we will be facilitating workshops on Prism.K12 and Jacob Lawrence’s The Migration Series. We invite you to follow our adventures working with young students, teachers, and artists here on the blog and on Twitter @EducatorRachel and @LetsGoToMuseums.

More pictures and stories to come…

Rachel Goldberg, Head of K-12 Initiatives
Andrea Kim Neighbors, Specialist for School, Outreach, and Family Programs

Phillips-at-Home Summer Series #6: Personal Portraits

This gallery contains 22 photos.

Today we are looking to an American artist for our inspiration: Alex Katz. Katz is an American figurative artist, meaning he primarily creates portraits of people. His portraits are minimalist, colorful, and highly contrasted. The Phillips Collection acquired Katz’s three-portrait series Brisk Day in 2013. Using this artwork as our foundation, today’s project will explore […]