Shay Youngblood: Writer-in-Residence
Throughout the fall of 2013, writer-in-residence Shay Youngblood gathered visitors' stories inspired by the painting Starry Crown by John Biggers. These stories chronicle family traditions, oral histories, and knowledge passed down from important women in visitors' lives. Youngblood then re-imagined these stories through the lens of a creative writer and presented them during the January Late Night event. A handful of the stories have been made into audio recordings and are available through the DMA.mobi smartphone tour.
To learn more about Shay Youngblood, read this interview on the DMA Canvas blog.