Category Archives: Experimenting in Museums

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In the Midst of Practice: Reflections on the Gallery Teaching Marathon

By Olga Hubard, Teachers College, Columbia University We all know that one way we grow as museum education professionals is by sharing our practices and the thinking that surrounds them. In most cases we do this through traditional presentations: our

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In the Midst of Practice: Reflections on the Gallery Teaching Marathon

By Olga Hubard, Teachers College, Columbia University We all know that one way we grow as museum education professionals is by sharing our practices and the thinking that surrounds them. In most cases we do this through traditional presentations: our

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Invisible Pedagogies: Expanding the Concept of Education in Museums

Written by Andrea de Pascual Invisible Pedagogies (IP) is a collective that works on the creation of a space in which we can rethink the relationship between art and education. It was born in Madrid in 2009 and was formed

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Invisible Pedagogies: Expanding the Concept of Education in Museums

Written by Andrea de Pascual Invisible Pedagogies (IP) is a collective that works on the creation of a space in which we can rethink the relationship between art and education. It was born in Madrid in 2009 and was formed

Mike Murawski caught live tweeting photos of the Museum Throw Down. Photo by Neal Stimler.

What’s the Risk? Reflections on a #MuseumThrowDown

Last week, ArtMuseumTeaching partnered up with 3 amazing museum educators and the American Folk Art Museum to host the first Museum Teaching Throw Down.  The event was a huge success, and I would like to thank the American Folk Art

Mike Murawski caught live tweeting photos of the Museum Throw Down. Photo by Neal Stimler.

What’s the Risk? Reflections on a #MuseumThrowDown

Last week, ArtMuseumTeaching partnered up with 3 amazing museum educators and the American Folk Art Museum to host the first Museum Teaching Throw Down.  The event was a huge success, and I would like to thank the American Folk Art

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Are you ready for a THROW DOWN?

According to Wiktionary, the term “throw down” was popularized in 1990s street culture, derived from the idiom throw down the gauntlet or “to issue a challenge,” also used in the sense of “to make a stand” or “to stand up and contribute

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Are you ready for a THROW DOWN?

According to Wiktionary, the term “throw down” was popularized in 1990s street culture, derived from the idiom throw down the gauntlet or “to issue a challenge,” also used in the sense of “to make a stand” or “to stand up and contribute

Breakout session at Portland Institute of Contemporary Art during Open Engagement 2013.

Open Engagement: 100 Questions 100 Days

Open Engagement is an annual international conference and gathering that focuses on social practice and socially-engaged art.  For several years, the conference was hosted here in Portland, Oregon, and I was fortunate enough to attend the 2013 conference which linked

Breakout session at Portland Institute of Contemporary Art during Open Engagement 2013.

Open Engagement: 100 Questions 100 Days

Open Engagement is an annual international conference and gathering that focuses on social practice and socially-engaged art.  For several years, the conference was hosted here in Portland, Oregon, and I was fortunate enough to attend the 2013 conference which linked

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Letting Go and Opening Up: Teen Voices in Art Museums

By Chelsea Emelie Kelley, Milwaukee Art Museum, and Patty Edmonson, Cleveland Museum of Art When museums share interpretive control of their collections, amazing things can happen. Many museums are reimagining how visitors can interact with and engage in their collections,

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Letting Go and Opening Up: Teen Voices in Art Museums

By Chelsea Emelie Kelley, Milwaukee Art Museum, and Patty Edmonson, Cleveland Museum of Art When museums share interpretive control of their collections, amazing things can happen. Many museums are reimagining how visitors can interact with and engage in their collections,

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What is Museum Hack?

Written by Jen Oleniczak “Museums Are F****** Awesome.” The above phrase is written in bold on the back of a postcard handed out after every tour; Museum Hack believes it, and thinks you should too. The company is not associated

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What is Museum Hack?

Written by Jen Oleniczak “Museums Are F****** Awesome.” The above phrase is written in bold on the back of a postcard handed out after every tour; Museum Hack believes it, and thinks you should too. The company is not associated

Museum visitors receive tatoos based on works of art in the Portland Art Museum's collection as part of a Shine a Light project by artist Jason Sturgill.

Rethink What Can Happen in a Museum: Portland Art Museum’s Shine a Light

“Art is a space, which we have created, where we can cease to subscribe to the demands and the rules of society; it is a space where we can pretend. We can play, we can rethink things, we can think

Museum visitors receive tatoos based on works of art in the Portland Art Museum's collection as part of a Shine a Light project by artist Jason Sturgill.

Rethink What Can Happen in a Museum: Portland Art Museum’s Shine a Light

“Art is a space, which we have created, where we can cease to subscribe to the demands and the rules of society; it is a space where we can pretend. We can play, we can rethink things, we can think

Machine Project’s Live Museum Soundtrack at the Hammer Museum. Guitarist Eric Klerks improvises music for each artworks this visitor views.

Getting a Better Sense of the Terrain: Machine Project at the Hammer Museum

This post is part of a series I am writing this week to explore the role of artists and artistic practice in the experimental work occurring in art museums across this country, and beyond.  In order to more effectively examine

Machine Project’s Live Museum Soundtrack at the Hammer Museum. Guitarist Eric Klerks improvises music for each artworks this visitor views.

Getting a Better Sense of the Terrain: Machine Project at the Hammer Museum

This post is part of a series I am writing this week to explore the role of artists and artistic practice in the experimental work occurring in art museums across this country, and beyond.  In order to more effectively examine

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Blurring the Lines: Walker Art Center’s Open Field

This post is part of a series I am writing this week to explore the role of artists and artistic practice in the experimental work occurring in art museums across this country, and beyond.  In order to more effectively examine

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Blurring the Lines: Walker Art Center’s Open Field

This post is part of a series I am writing this week to explore the role of artists and artistic practice in the experimental work occurring in art museums across this country, and beyond.  In order to more effectively examine

Students from Portland State University's MFA in Art and Social Practice at the Portland Art Museum, 2010. Photo: Jason Sturgill

Possibilities for Evolution: Artists Experimenting in Art Museums

Next week, the second International Museum Forum (Oct 21-24, 2013) is being hosted in Yeongwol County, South Korea — a location targeted in 2004 for economic and cultural development through the creation of an expansive museum district.  To date, as many as

Students from Portland State University's MFA in Art and Social Practice at the Portland Art Museum, 2010. Photo: Jason Sturgill

Possibilities for Evolution: Artists Experimenting in Art Museums

Next week, the second International Museum Forum (Oct 21-24, 2013) is being hosted in Yeongwol County, South Korea — a location targeted in 2004 for economic and cultural development through the creation of an expansive museum district.  To date, as many as

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Let’s Get Weird: 3 Arts Orgs Challenging the Norm

A recent online publication that could easily slip through the cracks — but I think deserves more attention — is titled Let’s Get Weird: Lessons on How to Innovate, Motivate, and Take a Leap of Faith.  Compiled by the National Arts

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Let’s Get Weird: 3 Arts Orgs Challenging the Norm

A recent online publication that could easily slip through the cracks — but I think deserves more attention — is titled Let’s Get Weird: Lessons on How to Innovate, Motivate, and Take a Leap of Faith.  Compiled by the National Arts