The Artist as Educator: Challenges in Museum-Based Residences

Art Journal,
01 September 2001, USA

Art Journal invited the artist Ernesto Pujol to discuss artists' residencies, which have been the subject of several articles over the past year.

There is a growing national trend to invite visual artists to participate in what I call open-process museum-based residencies. The challenging educational goals of many of these new residencies are to translate contemporary art for mainstream audiences, which often perceive it as a hermetic language, and to engage people of color from previously untapped working-class communities and recent immigrant populations.