There’s a lot of talk these days coming out of art institutions about making art more accessible to the broader community. Then there are graduate students like Qianfei Wang, who has taken this message to heart and developed an amazing project that’s allowed hundreds of Baltimore-area students to experience art in a whole new light.
Wang is a MICA graduate student studying Curatorial Practice, the first graduate-level program of its kind in the country. As part of her studies, Wang designed an independent project with two objectives: to focus on a new way of presenting an exhibit and to forge connections among art, artists, and the community. Before she began, Wang spent an entire semester observing and researching at the Park School and the Baltimore Lab School. She then decided that her project, Language+: Let’s art a conversation!, would be well-received in both academic environments.