In addition to studio art and craft classes for adults and youth, community convenings, and family activities, a centerpiece of the Josephine Adele Ford Center for Creativity will be the Artist Takeover program. This artist residency empowers artists of all disciplines to shape the M’s learning spaces as makers, teachers, and creative catalysts. The Artist Takeovers will rotate throughout the year, offering a variety of artists the opportunity to have deep interaction with museum visitors, while engaged in a concentrated period of time to devote to their artistic practice.
The M’s inaugural Artist Takeover in December 2018 will be led by local artist Rebekah Crisanta de Ybarra. She’ll be involved in both class instruction and her own art-making on-site, working in Latinx and Indigenous art forms, and eager to invite museum visitors into her creative process.