Al Día: Creating Conversations about Latinx Art with Wikipedia

The Institute’s Wikipedian-in-Residence Mary Mark Ockerbloom was a featured expert at the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art teamed up with Philadelphia’s poet laureate, Raquel Salas Rivera, to conduct a six-hour editing marathon of Wikipedia. It was open to the public and focused on adding more gender fluid and Latina artists to a canon that is historically male and heterosexual. Mary Mark Ockerbloom is the Wikipedian in residence at the Science History Institute in Philadelphia and was the expert at Saturday’s event. Ockerbloom began the event with an hour-long orientation, introducing the “culture” of Wikipedia.

Excerpted from an article in Al Día.

This event was also featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia.


March 12, 2019