C3 Community Projects

The Center for Creative Connections (C3) promotes conversation and community by collaborating with artists and institutions to develop and produce art installations and experiences for and about the community. The result of the collaboration is a mutual understanding of each other's creative process—everyone learns something new.

Submit Your Photos: DMA Silhouettes and Shadows
January–March 2017

Silhouettes and shadows have a long history in art and appear in a variety of cultures from all over the world. As early as the 1st century C.E., there are references to wayang kulit, an elaborately staged performance art from Central and East Java using intricately carved flat puppets that cast detailed shadows. Since the late 18th century, Western artists used silhouettes in the creation of portraits and small scenes. 

Over the next few months, the Center for Creative Connections (C3) at the Dallas Museum of Art is highlighting silhouettes and shadows across our collection and in photographs and silent videos submitted by visitors to the Museum. To have your photos and videos displayed on the wall of monitors in C3, join our Flickr Group and upload your shadowy snapshots and videos.


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.  C3 staff and Janeil Engelstad, founder of MAP, partnered with Architecture Cluster students from Skyline High School and their teacher Peter Goldstein to create a  new suite of smartphone tour resources, including audio recordings, videos, and original drawings; all audio and text are provided in Spanish and English. Projects can be viewed on DMA.mobi.  Download the self-guide in Spanish or English before your next visit to the DMA. 
Spanish self-guide - TranslatingCultureSpanII_TC2S.pdf
English self-guide - TranslatingCulture_II_TC2.pdf

Past Community Projects: