¡NUEVOlution! Pop Up Porches
¡NUEVOlution! Pop Up Porches is a creative and innovative approach to community outreach. Thanks to generous support from Crescent Communities, Levine Museum transformed two portable porches into traveling exhibits that serve as an extension of the museum’s ¡NUEVOlution! Latinos in the New South exhibit. The bilingual, interactive exhibit at the museum runs through Oct. 30, 2016, and explores the ways in which Latinos are shaping the South and vice versa.
The ¡NUEVOlution!-themed porches feature information on the impact of Latino residents on the region and interactives designed to spark conversations and sharing. Originally built and then donated to Levine Museum by Civic By Design, the specially outfitted 11-foot-high porches will travel over the next year to schools, libraries and community centers around Charlotte.
Officially debuting on August 31, the ¡NUEVOlution! Pop Up Porches are on view through September 10 at the West Boulevard and University City Regional library branches. From there, they will travel to Hickory Grove Library (9/11 – 10/1), South County Library (10/2 – 10/20), and Albemarle Road Recreation Center(10/2 – 10/22).
Beginning in late October, the porches will travel to area schools.
Museum educators and Crescent volunteers will also work with each location to host Porch Sessions with topics such as identity, community building, shared history and language to promote and encourage conversation.