In Celebration of Screens: A Teen Evening @ deCordova (CANCELLED)

This event last occurred on March 8, 2018, 6:30—8:30 pm.

This event has been cancelled because the campus is closed due to the winter storm.

Come take apart, investigate, and celebrate the screens in all our lives. Join us as we explore the many aspects of screens in our lives – those that bring things to us (digital), and those that keep things out (mesh). For high schoolers with or without their parents.

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Take Aparts: Have you ever wondered what’s on the other side of your electronic screens? Consider this while deconstructing smart phones and computer monitors.

Social Media Selfies: Which artworks, friends, and poses will you choose to post on your various social media? Fun phone camera filters will be provided!

Screen Weaving: Do you sometimes wonder what the outdoors would be like without window screens in between? Weave and embroider window screens using yarn and thread.

Magnet TV: Can you imagine transforming a TV screen into a 3D drawing pad? Draw and collage the psychedelic effects of magnetic force applied to television screens. (DON’T try this one at home!)

The Unwritten Rules of Social Media: Join in on surprising new conversations around how and when we decide on which social media to use. This lively discussion will be led by Lincoln resident and parent Julie Dobrow, a media literacy lecturer and researcher at Tufts University.

Playlist by Emma and Adam: Lincoln Sudbury High School senior Emma Plunkett and Newton South High School senior Adam Baker provide the musical backdrop for the evening.

This fully interactive evening brings to life the current deCordova exhibitions, Screens: Virtual Material and Cool Medium: Art, Television & Psychedelia, 1960-1980. Activity stations throughout the Museum will foster discussion and art making around these questions and more.

School Partners
We are pleased to be partnering with students and educators from the following schools: Lincoln Sudbury Regional High School, Concord-Carlisle High School, Newton South High School

Julie Dobrow, Ph.D., is Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, a Senior Lecturer in the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development at Tufts University, a Senior Fellow at the Tisch College of Civic Life and has a faculty appointment in the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine at the Tufts Medical School.

This program is supported in part by grants from the Lincoln Cultural Council and Concord Cultural Council, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Event Type: 
Exhibition-Related Programs
Family and Youth Programs