Local Museum Adventures
Though museums are always a centerpiece of trips, I’m generally terrible about making time to visit museums when I’m at home. There’s no good reason, other than what we all know is our biggest competition: the couch. But this summer, there were two exhibits at local museums that I wanted to make an effort to…
Big state, small museums
A few highlights of Alaska museums
So much inspiration!
On a recent trip to DC, I was inspired over and over again by some incredible exhibit design ideas.
Museum Surprises in Houston
As a Dallasite, it is required that I dislike Houston. And after spending three days there recently for the Texas Association of Museums conference, I can’t say that I’ve totally changed my mind. However, there are some wonderful museums there, and much like my experience in Philadelphia, I was genuinely surprised by a few spots.…
Museum Surprises in Philadelphia
Sometimes, being a museum professional ruins museums. We develop our inner checklist, the things that we judge others on. It may have nothing to do with anything a “regular” visitor cares about, but it causes us to think differently and move differently through an exhibit. I’ve warned family and friends not to visit a museum…
Variations on a Theme: African American History at 3 Museums
About 30 minutes into the tour, my parents started giving me the side eye. That look that says “Why on earth did you think this would be a good idea?” and “How much longer must we suffer?” I avoided their gaze. I wasn’t too thrilled either. We were at the Whitney Plantation, just outside of…
A Historic House Museum Doing Everything Right
We all have our museum bucket lists–places that we desperately want to visit. Sometimes, it’s because of an admiration for whoever’s home it was. (See Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House). Sometimes it’s due to its place in a favorite book (See Green Gables). Sometimes it’s because you admire the work that they’re doing (See the…