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Blog posts from Pamela Sherrod Anderson, director of The Curators of Dixon School

Art Happens for Students at Dixon Elementary Public School


Educators and students at Dixon Elementary Public School keep art real in and outside the classroom. Students led by teacher Joy Parham connect history and today’s news in their spoken word poetry about works in the school’s museum-like collection. Art happens. Hear how it does for students in this 5-minute […]

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Curators of Dixon School Screening: November 1, 2015


Coming off its October screening during Chicago Artists Month at the South Shore Cultural Center, The Curators of Dixon School is heading to Loyola University’s Damen Student Center Cinema on Sunday, Nov. 1, at 2:30 p.m. to benefit Chicago Filmmakers. The film’s director, Pamela Sherrod Anderson, is one of five women […]

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Fall Screenings


Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 in Hartford, CT The Curators of Dixon School will be featured in the Spotlight on Education Film & Forum Series in Hartford, Connecticut. The series is presented by CREC’s (Capitol Region Education Council) Institute of Teaching & Learning. The screening includes a Q&A forum moderated by film director […]

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Summer Screenings


Best of Black Harvest in the Chicago Public Library The Curators of Dixon School at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 23 at Douglass Library 3353 W. 13th St. Wednesday, July 31 at Legler Library 115 South Pulaski Rd. Discussion with Filmmaker Pamela Sherrod Anderson The National Black Arts Festival in Atlanta […]

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“The Curators of Dixon School” Has Legs


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Another screening: This one in Chicago’s Lawndale neighborhood at the ICE 10 Theaters, 3330 W. Roosevelt Rd., just west of Kedzie on Wednesday, March 6, at 7 p.m. Free parking. I’ll be there for the Q&A that follows the film. It’s all about changing the picture in our communities and […]

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My Appearance on WBEZ’s Afternoon Shift with Rick Kogan


I recently had the chance to appear on “The Afternoon Shift” with Rick Kogan on WBEZ. Joan Dameron Crisler, former principal of Dixon Elementary School and founder of the art collection featured in “The Curators of Dixon School” also joined me. You can listen to the full interview below:

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“The Curators of Dixon School” featured on CBS 2 Chicago


The Curators of Dixon School was recently featured on CBS 2 News in Chicago. The full feature is below. You can watch the video below. Dixon School Integrates Art – CBS 2 Chicago CHICAGO (CBS) – There’s a public school in Chicago’s Chatham neighborhood with no metal detectors or menacing […]

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Another Sold Out Show at the Black Harvest Film Festival


What an incredible night! The second showing of The Curators of Dixon School on Thursday, August 16, was sold out well before its scheduled start time of 6 p.m. The audience was filled with people eager to see this Black Harvest Film Festival offering: teachers, who are just days away […]

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My Interview With Time Out Chicago Kids


One of the best things about researching and filming The Curators of Dixon School was meeting the fantastic children of Dixon Elementary. Watching them grow, change and interact was like watching living, breathing pieces of art. I recently had the chance to sit down with Time Out Chicago Kids to discuss […]

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Thank You All For a Fantastic Premiere [Photos]


This past Sunday, August 12th, The Curators of Dixon School had its premiere at the Gene Siskel Film Center. It was sold out hours before the movie showed. Arriving at the theater to see the sign saying “the film was sold out” was an amazing feeling. It felt even better to […]

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