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KSMoCA (Dr Martin Luther King Jr School Museum of Contemporary Art) at Dr MLK Jr School in NE Portland, OR | @ksmoca on Instagram

KSMoCA  a social engaged artists' project that functions as a contemporary art museum inside of Dr Martin Luther King Jr School (K-5) in NE Portland, OR. Founded in 2014 by Portland State University professors Lisa Jarrett and Harrell Fletcher, the project creates an unusual pairing between public school students and internationally renowned artists and their work. KSMoCA’s programs are collaboratively developed with the MLK Jr School community, PSU students, and a team of artists.


Students learn through experience about museum practice and careers in the arts by participating as curators, preparators, artists, gallerists, writers, and docents. KSMoCA reimagines the way museums, public schools, and universities can affect people, culture, and perspectives by creating radical intersections and sharing resources across organizations.

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