Wikipedia Editathon: African American Artists at the BMA

February 13 · 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Free
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To celebrate African American History month, participate in a lively afternoon of Wikipedia editing to increase the visibility of African American visual artists online. Create, update, and improve entries pertaining to the lives and works of African American artists at the BMA and around the world. Library resources, rare ephemera from the archives, Internet connection, and light refreshments will be provided. Please bring your laptop and power cord.

Jenny Ferretti, Digital Initiatives Librarian at Maryland Institute College of Art, will give an overview of the basics of Wikipedia editing at the start of the program and volunteers will be on hand for assistance during the event.

Open to everyone. No specialized knowledge of the subject or Wikipedia editing experience required. A brief overview of the basics of Wikipedia editing will be given from 2-3 pm and volunteers will be on hand for assistance throughout the event.

If you would like to request materials for a specific artist or have questions about the event, please contact Jessica Braiterman at jbraiterman@artbma.org. RSVP is appreciated, but not required.

To celebrate African American History month, participate in a lively afternoon of Wikipedia editing to increase the visibility of African American visual artists online. Create, update, and improve entries pertaining to the lives and works of African American artists at the BMA and around the world. Library resources, rare ephemera from the archives, Internet connection, and light refreshments will be provided. Please bring your laptop and power cord.

Family Adult