Washington Post Writer’s Weekly Museum Visits


Washington Post writer Jessica Goldstein has visited a lesser-known area museum each week this summer and written her own weekly museum visits series, sometimes referred to as The Exhibitionist.

Week 1: Goldstein visits Hillwood Estate, Museum, and Gardens. (This was a Weekly Museum Visit for me as well, on Gay Day in October 2010.)

Bridge at Hillwood

Week 2: National Museum of American Jewish Military History(A museum I have not visited yet.)

Week 3: Koshland Science Museum. (A WMV for me.)

Week 4: National Geographic Museum. (A museum I’d visited pre-WMV. Dog lovers brace yourselves for a disturbing part of Goldstein’s write-up.)

Week 5: National Building Museum. (A museum I’d visited pre-WMV.)

Week 6: National Museum of Crime and Punishment. (A museum I’d visited pre-WMV.)

Week 7: Drug Enforcement Administration Museum. (A museum I have not visited yet. This museum is perhaps the most controversial of the ten that Goldstein visited: note the comments section on the article.)

Week 8: Sewall-Belmont House. (A museum I have not visited yet.)

Week 9: Laogai Museum. (A museum I have not visited yet, and one that it sounds like I’ll need to mentally and emotionally prepare for. The article says this visit is the seventh in her series, but the dates make it appear to actually be the ninth. The DEA Museum also claims to be her seventh visit; that appears to be correct.)

Week 10: Anderson House. (A museum I visited in between WMV Parts I and II, while I was working at the Capitol Visitor Center.)

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About Laura

Paralegal with Master of Arts in Teaching in Museum Education, frequent museum visitor, based in Washington, DC. I care about what museums can do, both in terms of public offerings and internal practices, to make the world a better place. I blog about museum education ("informed"), the social work of museums ("humane"), and visitor experience ("citizenry").
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