Keonna Hendrick consults museum and arts professionals across the nation on how to set and meet their institutional vision for cultural inclusion, shared authority, and pedagogy that benefits visitors and staff. Her services include workshop facilitation, curriculum development, and public addresses.  Drawing from nearly a decade of experience in museum and art education, Ms. Hendrick designs participatory workshop experiences that invite attendees to be actively engaged in their learning experience through reflection, dialogue, creative exercises and more. Facilitated workshops are grounded in Multicultural Critical Reflective Practice (MCRP), an on-going process in which educators identify, analyze, and challenge the cultural beliefs, values, and assumptions that color their interactions with learners, colleagues, and artworks. All workshops are customized to the specific needs of the organizing institution. Former clients have included the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, University of North Texas, The Museum of Modern Art, National Arts Education Association Museum Education Division, Whitney Museum of American Art, and Friends of the High Line.

I had the pleasure of participating in Keonna Hendrick’s workshop on the role of cultural bias and identity in teaching at the Guggenheim. Her thoughtful presentation challenged me to deeply examine the ways my own experiences impact my teaching. Keonna helped me and my colleagues gain the tools to self-reflect on our teaching in more critical and profound ways. I walked away having made important discoveries about myself as an educator. This exercise also empowered me to feel more able to teach from challenging or stigmatizing works that are on view at the museum. As a reflective practitioner, this workshop was invaluable and I will be returning to what I learned that day for a long time. Thank you, Keonna!
— Carolyn Keogh, Education Associate at Guggenheim Museum
Keonna led us through a powerful workshop focused on exploring how our personal identities and particular location in the world impact our teaching through a critical-self-reflective exercise. I walked away with an overwhelming sense of how critical the work of MCRP is. How essential it is that we, as educators, take the time to look at where we stand in this world and what we bring (and don’t bring) to our teaching practice. Our teaching can only be liberatory and transformational if we are willing to sit with the discomfort— the HARD work of recognizing and identifying the places where we face pain and struggle and the places were we carry privilege. Thank you, Keonna!
— Adjoa Jones De Almeida, Director of Education at Brooklyn Museum