Translating Culture II . . . Community Voices at the DMA

Translating Culture II . . . Community Voices at the DMA
October 2014–May 2015

In its second iteration, Translating Culture II . . . Community Voices at the DMA continues the collaboration between the DMA and MAP – Make Art with Purpose. During October and November 2014, C3 staff and Janeil Engelstad, founder of MAP, partnered with Architecture Cluster students from Skyline High School and their teacher Peter Goldstein. The group met twice a week, once at the DMA and once at Skyline, exploring the DMA’s collection and considering how to incorporate the teen point of view into their final projects. 

Students then worked in small teams to create interpretive resources related to works of art for, the DMA’s smartphone tour. Student projects include personal interpretations, creative responses, and contextual information with the aim of broadening visitors’ understanding of the selected works of art. The new suite of smartphone tour resources includes audio recordings, videos, and original drawings; all audio and text are provided in Spanish and English.

View the student projects on

View photos of the students during their DMA visits along with some of their creative exercises in this DMA Canvas blog post.