KSMoCA Overview

The Art + Social Practice MFA program has been working in partnership with MLK Jr. School, a K-8 public school in NE Portland, on socially engaged projects since Fall of 2013. Projects included installations, art classes, events and other programming. The program also holds a weekly MFA class in a classroom within the school. Over time, the program has moved toward deeper engagement and partnership with the school administration, teachers and students. This work has lead to the development of the King School Museum of Contemporary Art (KSMoCA) is a contemporary art museum within the walls of MLK Jr. School. The museum was created as a collaborative project by Lisa Jarrett, Harrell Fletcher, and students of Portland State University’s College of the Arts. The project creates an unusual pairing between early education and internationally renowned artists and their work. www.ksmoca.com