Basquiat on the Bayou + Digital Storytellers Youth Media Project

The second Digital Youth Storytellers workshop was Personal Histories: Basquiat and the Bayou. On six Saturdays in November and December of 2014, students from around New Orleans met at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art to engage with the Basquiat and the Bayou exhibition as part of the Prospect.3 biennial. They learned about how artist Jean-Michel Basquiat wove personal and collective histories into his paintings. Using Basquiat's unique approach as inspiration, the students told stories and developed iconography that they presented in their own collages and paintings, using them to tell personal histories on video and through writing.