Installation view, When Home Won’t Let You Stay: Migration through Contemporary Art, Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, 2019–2020. Photo by Jessie Magyar.
A multidisciplinary arts engagement program for 8th- through 12th-grade students, WallTalk encourages close observation, open discussion, and individual connections to contemporary art through visual art, writing, and performance. Working closely with teaching artists, students participate in multiple museum and classroom visits over the course of a school year in which they observe, question, interpret, and respond creatively and critically to the art of our time.
The WallTalk Reading Jam brings together participants from multiple schools, creating an opportunity to share their work with their peers. The event provides students a public forum and live audience to exercise their public speaking and presentation abilities.