Monthly Archives: May 2011

Made in America


My Weekly Museum Visits almost always included a stop at the museum’s gift shop. The National Museum of Health and Medicine sells not stuffed animals but stuffed germs. At Ford’s Theatre, I bought my father a murder mystery (set at … Continue reading

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Stamptuary Hall: Dennis Chavez


Dennis Chavez was one of the Heroes on Stamps I selected for the programming I developed at the National Postal Museum. He is also a statue in the National Statuary Hall collection; today, his statue stands outside the Old Senate … Continue reading

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Stamptuary Hall: Andrew Jackson


Last week I posted about John Sevier, who is featured on a stamp along with Andrew Jackson. Jackson himself is also a statue in Statuary Hall; his sits, along with other presidents, in the Rotunda. And he’s been on a … Continue reading

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Weekly Museum Visits Collage


For 31 weeks, I visited (at least) one new museum every week, though I did not start blogging about it until around Week 25. All in all, I visited a nice even 40 sites, though it’s debatable whether every single … Continue reading

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The Value of Children’s Artwork


An interesting discussion on LinkedIn: someone asked why children’s art is “undervalued” and “just gets lost.” I responded: As a former preschool teacher, I love children’s artwork. I always enjoyed looking at it and talking to the three-year-old artists about … Continue reading

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Stamptuary Hall: John Sevier


Yesterday a teacher visiting the Capitol told me her school group was from John Sevier Middle School, and she was impressed when I was able to spell it correctly. “He’s one of our statues!” I told her. “First governor of … Continue reading

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Accountability Versus Accessibility, Applied to the Case of Graffiti


In the Museum Education Program at George Washington University, a bedrock idea was to “advocate for accountability and accessibility.” (Or was it “advocate for accessibility and accountability”?) Accessibility, accountability, and advocacy comprised our shared core values as students and emerging … Continue reading

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