Touch tiles in the Learning Gallery
Touch tiles in the Learning Gallery
The Learning Gallery
The Learning Gallery
Lester Harragarra Photographs
Lester Harragarra Photographs
Beads in the Threading Station
Beads in the Threading Station

Learning Gallery: Jeffrey Gibson

2/9 - 6/11

The Learning Gallery offers visitors additional ways to interact with Jeffrey Gibson's Speak to Me. The gallery includes touch tiles, so that guests can explore how the materials Gibson uses in his works feel and sound, and a threading station for families to create their own art, as well as a popup library in collaboration with the Metropolitan Library System. 

Families can focus on works in the gallery then engage with each other in this space to get a hands-on understanding of how Gibson's art is made, create pieces of their own or even share their words and phrases to inspire others. The educational area also features beautiful, large-scale photos taken at powwows and other cultural gatherings by Lester Harragarra. These images further illustrate how Gibson sources materials (like beads, jingles, fringe and coins) from cultural realms and combines them with influences from his own life.