Periodically, we partner with selected contemporary artists who show an interest in a deeper collaborative engagement with MLK Jr. Students through a limited set of artists residencies. In our residency program, artists are invited to develop ambitious co-authored projects that are presented as exhibitions or programs within the museum. Our current Artist-In-Residence is Darrell Grant.
Our Creative Research Center classroom partnership program connects institutional community partners with a MLK Jr. School classroom for the duration of the school year. This deep engagement with our community partners allows KSMoCA to expand its reach by extending the resources of local arts institutions to the MLK Jr School community. Learn more >>
The KSMoCA Student Advisory Board is a group of students who meet once a week during lunch to make curatorial decisions about the museum. These students take on a leadership role in the museum and help to shape its future.
A museum’s role as a cultural institution is to provide opportunities for multiple levels of engagement with a collection. Our Contemporary Art Research Library, housed in MLK Jr.’s school library, allows students to research and understand the artists that resonate with them most. To date, we have incurred over 100 art books for our library through donations from art organizations and private donors.