Sehr Karim-Jaffer

  • What I do, where I work

  • I am a student of mentor and exhibit design extraordanaire Paul Orselli.

    I am also a graduate student at Bank Street, at the tail-end of a Masters of Science in Education and Museum Education. I am completing my museum placement at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where I have been teaching in the Education Department over the last year. I help teach school programs, teach teen programs, plan and execute teen programming for new exhibitions, and I teach docent trainings on occasion.

    My thesis focuses on the relationship (or lack thereof) between art museums and New American communities in New York City.

    I am passionate about participatory museums and museum evaluation is quickly becoming a particular interest of mine.

    Nina Simon is my idol.

  • New York City: The Greatest Grid

    New York City: The Greatest Grid


    by Sehr Karim-Jaffer Published April 23 2012

    Each time I return to New York City, I get a jolt of excitement. The familiar street signs, row after row of intimate storefront packed streets, brightly lit avenues framed by towering buildings that go on for miles, familiar landmarks everywhere you...