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30 Minutes- Museum As Sanctuary
Museum as Sanctuary (26:38) 2013-06-23 Amanda Shauger
30 Minutes- Museum As Sanctuary Owl and Panther
Tucson Museum of Art Community Programs Coordinator Marianna Pegno and Marge Pellegrino, Project Manager of The Hopi Foundation's Owl and Panther Project discuss their three collaborative project and their upcoming exhibition. The Tucson Museum of Art's (TMA) groundbreaking Museum as Sanctuary: Giving Voice to Tucson's Refugees exhibition opens on July 3, 2013. The exhibition will run through September 15, 2013 and is a compilation of contemporary artwork created by The Hopi Foundation's Owl & Panther Project participants, and one collaborative piece created with the members from the Hopi and Tohono O'odham communities.

Museum as Sanctuary is curated by TMA employees Morgan Wells, Curator of Education, and Marianna Pegno, Community Programs Coordinator, and is based on their education program by the same name. Now in its third year, the Museum as Sanctuary (MAS) is a collaboration between TMA and The Hopi Foundation's Owl & Panther Project (OP). OP works with refugee families in the Tucson area who have been impacted by torture, trauma, or traumatic dislocation. Through this program, participants have become more expressive as they become more comfortable in gallery spaces.

Today on 30 Minutes, we're joined in the studio by Tucson Museum of Art Community Programs Coordinator Marianna Pegno and Marge Pellegrino, Project Manager of The Hopi Foundation's Owl and Panther Project.