Youth Creative Agency Toward Art Museum Futurity: Re-imagining Inclusive Practices Through Youth Participatory Action Research

Kendall Crabbe, Oona Husok, Amelia M. Kraehe

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

Teen-centric programs have proliferated in art museums across the U.S. and much of Europe, and scores of these programs target young people—and youth of color, specifically—as a way to grow museum audiences and relevance to a diverse public. However, few studies examine how teen-centric programs impact the youth involved and how they make sense of their experiences. In this article, teen and adult co-authors show how they used youth participatory action research as a critical pedagogical and methodological framework to (1) co-create spaces for youth participation and (2) generate youth narratives and research analyses within the context of an art museum teen advisory program in the U.S. The findings and reflections on practice offer critical insights on youth agency and the possibilities and limitations of inclusivity discourses within neoliberal art museums.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)59-70
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Museum Education
Volume47
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022

Keywords

  • co-creation
  • Inclusion
  • museum education
  • teens
  • youth participatory action research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Museology

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Youth Creative Agency Toward Art Museum Futurity: Re-imagining Inclusive Practices Through Youth Participatory Action Research'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this