Monthly Archives: June 2012

Favorite Museum Photos: On the Ceiling

When visiting museums, don’t forget to look up! Do you have a favorite museum ceiling? * June’s blog theme is Learning from Objects: Primary and Secondary Sources.

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Bishop’s Garden at Washington National Cathedral

In The Lost Symbol, Dan Brown describes Washington National Cathedral as “a refuge in Rome, north of the Tiber, which contains ten stones from Mount Sinai, one from heaven itself, and one with the visage of Luke’s dark father.” It … Continue reading

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Monet for Breakfast: Visiting the Kreeger Museum

I had never been to the Kreeger Museum before this past week; in fact, I do not think I had ever set foot on Foxhall Road before. The area is quiet, woodsy, affluent, and, according to a warning sign in … Continue reading

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Siteseeing: Visiting Museum Exhibits Online

A dear friend of mine is the new mother of an adorable baby boy. Now that she has lots of time at home, she asked that I write a blog post about online museum experiences, ways to visit exhibits from … Continue reading

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Duncan’s Birthday Swim at Patapsco Valley State Park – Daniels Area

Today, I visited a state park with my father, sister, and dog; the occasion was Duncan’s having turned ten years old on Thursday, June 7! Our activities, of course, focused completely on Duncan’s tastes: throwing sticks into the water for … Continue reading

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When God Was a Woman

My friend and I started a book club at the beginning of the year, and it has enjoyed the success of having three meetings, all attended by the same three people. (We are small but mighty.) At our last meeting, … Continue reading

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Guest Post on Art Museum Teaching Blog

You can read my post Experimenting in Museums: Creatively Interpreting Artistic Creations as well as other bloggers’ posts in the Experimenting in Museums series.

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Family Guide to Washington, D.C.

For my birthday, I asked for, and received, Family Guide to Washington, D.C.: Featuring More than 50 Fun and Educational Scavenger Hunts by Chris Sylvester. The book’s main section is a series of scavenger hunts to guide kids’ and adolescents’ … Continue reading

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