About this project
ESMoA, in collaboration with community partner Mychal's Learning Place, has developed a curriculum to support free and accessible instruction for museum educators that will increase their comfort and expertise in creating educational internship experiences for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities. This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services Grant #: MG-45-16-0009-16.
ESMoA is a nonprofit art laboratory located on Main Street in El Segundo, California. Provocative, functional and agile, the art space, set in what was once a deserted alley between the local post office and a taco shop, presents a fertile platform for exploring the transformational qualities of art. Though small in size, the non-profit space is precious in impact – a creative thought whose time has arrived.
Since opening in January 2013, ESMoA has functioned as a catalyst for creative thinking and expression, sparking the light of inspirational sources while embracing creativity in a broad sense that distinguishes it from classic museums. Transdisciplinary, International, Dynamic and Open are key elements of ESMoA’s DNA, while art experiences are its modus operandi, with installations of original work from contemporary artists and collectors.
About Mychal’s Learning Place
Mychal’s Learning Place believes that children and adults with developmental disabilities deserve to be challenged with opportunities that build self-esteem and independence, creating long term success for life.
In doing so, we encourage each child and adult to develop their individual talents and the skills necessary for them to interact and contribute to society.
We believe that no disability should ever hinder the growth, passion, success, or independence of those who are willing to try.
Facilitators and Collaborators
Barbara Boehm - Special Projects, ESMoA
Holly M. Crawford - Education Manager, ESMoA
Brett Sheridan - Video Production, ESMoA
Eugenia Torre - Instructional Designer, ESMoA
John G. and Emmanuel T. - Mychal’s/ESMoA Interns
Anna Garalde - Administrative Director, Path to Independence Adult Day Program, Mychal’s Learning Place
Christie Martinez - Assistant Program Director, Path to Independence Adult Day Program, Mychal’s Learning Place