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CEP Closes Out School Year with Trips to Atlanta History Center, High Museum, and More

Spring is in the air, and the final Cultural Experience Project (CEP) trips are underway. Atlanta Public Schools (APS) students will end the academic year with visits to the Children’s Museum of Atlanta, Georgia Aquarium, the Atlanta History Center, and the High Museum of Art.

A select group of APS high school students will visit the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University to see local Atlanta artist Dr. Fahamu Pecou’s acclaimed exhibit, “DO or DIE: Affect, Ritual, Resistance.” The exhibition is an extension of Dr. Pecou’s Ph.D. dissertation and explores the intersections of African-based spiritual traditions and the political and societal violence against Black male bodies in the United States.

DO or DIE: Affect, Ritual, Resistance.”  is on display through April 28, 2019, and was organized by the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston, in collaboration with the Michael C. Carlos Museum.

This year’s final CEP trip will be in May. The last group of kindergarten students will visit the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

As we close the year, CEP staff and the entire Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs’ team would like to extend our most heartfelt thanks to all our cultural venue partners. Each year, the staff members of these venues create informal learning opportunities and offer exciting cultural experiences that  remain with the students for a lifetime. We also want to express our deepest gratitude to all funders and sponsors. Without their generous financial donations, these trips would not be possible.

Finally, none of this work could happen without our partners at Atlanta Public Schools. We appreciate their hard work and dedication to the Cultural Experience Project. Thank you, everyone.

Look for the next CEP updates in the June newsletter. We will have more information about our funders, next year’s cultural venue partners, and how we will celebrate the Cultural Experience Project’s 15th anniversary!