The Museum of Color

How can we begin to have a conversation about colorism, something so complicated, so personal, so intangible with a target audience that varied so widely in awareness of and proximity to the issue?

My Role: Exhibition Director, Design Manager
With: Henry Youtt, Kiana Fernandez, Madison Cooper, Chelsea Daniel
Duration: 2.5 Months


Background


The Museum of Color is part of the larger initative, The Color Complex, that aims to spread awareness of colorism.

The Idea


The Museum of Color is a community-driven, interactive art exhibition. Here you will find a collection of sculpture, sound, and otherwise mundane objects that each speak to an individual’s history with colorism, bringing the abstraction to an arresting physical form. Placed alongside each other, these diverse stories spoke to the issue’s dimensionality and stood true to the state of colorism where we are in Austin.

Results


300+ Opening Night Attendees
1.6k+ Interests on Facebook
150+ Interactive Sculpture Collaborations
600+ Attendees Total