Dance/movement psychotherapist Jennifer Sterling leads this Slow Looking session along with staff in MoMA’s Department of Education. In this 75-minute workshop, explore a photograph by the artist Roy DeCarava through a series of guided activities, including close looking, writing, drawing, and movement. Our intention is to offer a welcoming, calm space for individuals to experience and respond to art together. This session is part of the initiative Artful Practices for Well-Being, which offers ideas for connectedness and healing through art.
Jennifer Sterling is a bestselling author, registered dance/movement psychotherapist, and the creator of Bodyful Healing—an initiative that offers support and resources to Black women living with depression. Having witnessed and experienced the effects of oppressive systems on Black women, Sterling focuses on reducing the stigma around mental illness within Black communities and educating others about the adverse effects of oppression on Black women”s bodies. Learn more about Bodyful Healing.
Register for Monday, October 25, 6:00–7:15 p.m.
Register for Thursday, October 28, 8:00–9:15 a.m.
Each session has live CART captioning. There will be verbal descriptions for all images. A PDF of the presentation is available in advance upon request. American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation is available for public programs upon request with two weeks’ advance notice. MoMA will make every effort to provide accommodation for requests made with less than two weeks’ notice. Please contact [email protected] or (212) 708-9781 to make a request for these accommodations.
Each session will be led virtually through Zoom, a free video-conferencing software platform. Participants should have access to a computer, smart phone, or tablet with a camera and an Internet connection. Participants may also dial in using a phone line. Please bring several sheets of paper and a writing utensil.
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Generous support for Adult and Academic Programs is provided by the Agnes Gund Education Endowment Fund for Public Programs, The Junior Associates of The Museum of Modern Art Endowment for Educational Programs, and the Jeanne Thayer Young Scholars Fund. Additional support is provided by the Annual Education Fund.