Oscar-Winning Costume Designer Ruth E. Carter Teams Up with Boys and Girls Club to Champion Diversity in Museums
• Oscar-winning costume designer Ruth E. Carter has partnered with the Boys & Girls Club of America to support diversity in museums and highlight the artwork of multicultural artists.
• The virtual reality experience, available to everyone, was created by Chips Ahoy! and includes artwork from eight artists, including Boys & Girls Club members.
• For each artwork, view through the virtual experience, Chips Ahoy! Will donate $1 to support arts programming.
• With this partnership and immersive AR experience, viewers can now engage with these talented teens’ artwork without formal museum programs.
• Visit the link to explore their art and join Ruth E. Carter and the Boys and Girls Club in championing diversity for multicultural artists.
Ruth E. Carter, the Academy Award-winning costume designer, is using her influence to promote multicultural artists gaining representation in museums. In collaboration with the Boys and Girls Club of America, Carter advocates for greater visibility for diverse artists.
Known for her groundbreaking work on “Black Panther” and its sequel, Carter is now focused on supporting the next generation of artists through a virtual reality experience created by Chips Ahoy! and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
The virtual experience, available for everyone, allows viewers to explore and learn about the artwork of eight promising multicultural artists, including those from Boys & Girls Clubs.
Each view of the artwork through the virtual experience results in a $1 donation from Chips Ahoy! to support arts programming. Carter believes highlighting these artists is crucial because they exist, even if they may not be seen in traditional museum spaces.
The partnership with the High Museum and the immersive AR experience provide an exciting opportunity for the community to engage with the artwork without formal museum programs.
For Langston Howard, a current Boys & Girls Club member and fashion designer, this experience has been life-changing, offering connections and growth opportunities.
To access the virtual experience and explore the artwork of these talented teens, visit the link provided.
The participating artists include Langston Howard, Shawn Woodward, Amara Aleman, Natalie Osborne, Sarah Inoue, Ja’lyn Johnson, Jordyn Williams, and Amari Jones. Join Ruth E. Carter and the Boys and Girls Club in championing diversity and supporting the next generation of multicultural artists.