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#TakeTimeThursday: Schroeder Cherry Presents Khordell and Friends

#TakeTimeThursday: Schroeder Cherry Presents Khordell and Friends

Educator, visual artist, and puppeteer, Schroeder Cherry, brings his troupe of fun characters to talk about social distancing, wearing masks, and personal civil rights.

A native of Washington, D.C., Schroeder Cherry played with puppets as a kid. In college he tried puppetry to see how he would respond to his childhood interest. He apprenticed to a puppetmaster in Chicago while in college, then joined a troupe before setting out on his own. Dr. Cherry has performed original shows with puppets in museums, libraries and cultural centers for adults and children across the U.S. In 2016 puppet “Tevin” performed during Baltimore’s Light City Festival. Other performances include "Can You Spell Harlem?;" The Land of Primary Color;" “Underground Railroad, Not A Subway;" “Tuskegee Airmen;” and How The Sun Came To The Sky.”

Over time a childhood interest was incorporated into 30 years of professional museum work. Dr. Cherry has held positions at museums across the U.S., including The Art Institute of Chicago, the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum; Studio Museum in Harlem, the J. Paul Getty Museum in California, Baltimore Museum of Art and Maryland Historical Society. Cherry has also served as a grant maker focusing on museums and other cultural institutions. At The Lila Wallace Funds in New York, he was a program officer for museums and arts organizations. Between 2002 and 2010 he served on staff at The Institute of Museum and Library Services in Washington, D.C., first as Deputy Director for Museums and later as Counselor to the Director.

Cherry earned a bachelor of arts in painting and puppetry from the University of Michigan; a masters degree in museum education from The George Washington University; and a Doctorate in museum education from Columbia University. He has travelled nationally and internationally to speak on learning in museums. He currently lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

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#Take Time Thursdays with the Anacostia Community Museum gives participants a chance to take time for wellness, health, and creativity with artists, thought leaders, performers, wellness practitioners and others. Take a 30-minute break with us from 2:30 - 3:00 p.m. each Thursday and boost your mind, body and spirit. 

Note:  Sign Language interpretation or live captioning for our virtual programs available upon request.  Two

This event is not being hosted by the SJR State Library. We are sharing news of this free event because it is related to the curriculum offered at the College and, therefore, may be of interest to our students, faculty, and staff.  

Thursday, November 5, 2020
2:30pm - 3:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Zoom - Instructor will provide the link
  All SJR State Students     SJR State Employees     SJR State Faculty  
  Free event provided by an external entity     Outreach  

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