Kidzzcast, a Kid-Led Docuseries from Children’s Museum of the Arts!

Kidzzcast produces short documentaries from children, for children via a hybrid of online platforms and in-person broadcasts. Dedicated to the world of art from a young artist’s perspective, children interview artists, gallerists, curators, and other creative friends; focusing on cultural events, art shows, and cultural institutions from a child’s point of view. Explore the first two installments below!

Kidzzcast 002: How to Make a Great Exhibition

Get a backstage pass to NYC’s David Zwirner Gallery from a kid’s POV! In this episode, children explore the new book Making a Great Exhibition and discover the many colorful characters involved in making a professional art show —curators, photographers, shippers, museum visitors, and more. Our young artists meet with gallery staff to learn about their roles, ask questions to the book’s author, Doro Globus, as well as create, curate and present their own exhibitions in response.

Download the accompanying Activity Kit to aid in creating your own exhibition at home!

Kidzzcast 001: Monumentary

Children take a virtual road trip to explore earthen works in the American Southwest and how they relate to monuments.

Part 1: Sustainable Design

Beginning at Rosekill Performing Arts Park in the Hudson Valley to and continuing to Earthship Biotecture in Tres Piedras, New Mexico, students kicked off their documentary adventure by discussing the future of housing.

Part 2: What Replaces a Monument?

In conversation with scholar and Three Sisters Collective co-founder Dr. Christina M. Castro and art theorist and writer Lucy Lippard, students discussed the destruction — and perseverance — of monuments.

Part 3: Earth Art

Students paid a virtual visit to Utah to learn about two critically acclaimed examples of Land Art — Nancy Holt’s Sun Tunnels and Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty.

Credit and Thanks

Episode 002

Narration: Ciana Malchione, Children’s Museum of the Arts Artist-Educator in Residence; Hadrian, Artist, Age 8

Videography + Editing: David Lee

With Special Thanks: The Creators of Making a Great Exhibition: Author, Doro Globus an dIllustrator, Rose Blake; David Zwirner; David Zwirner Books; Children’s Museum of the Arts Staff and Artist-Educators in Residence; and the many staff members at David Zwirner’s NYC gallery and all of the children who helped us make great exhibitions!

Episode 001

Director: Raquel Du Toit

Producer: Jeremy Schaller

Line Producer: David Lee

Music: Tom Burnett

Editor: Laura Bustillos

Special Thanks: Dia Art Foundation, Holt / Smithson Foundation, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Franklin Furnace, Earthship Biotecture, Rosekill Outdoor Performances, Three Sisters Collective, and Bijan, Ada, Paulette, Kabir, and Zelda

Programs at Children’s Museum of the Arts are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

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