Monthly Archives: March 2013

Favorite Museum Photos: Fabric


This month I’ve been writing about how museums engage with historical and contemporary efforts against inequality relating to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and class. These posts have taken longer than usual, as I tried to get my words exactly … Continue reading

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Racist Stereotypes and Cultural Appropriation in American Sports Symposium at NMAI


Is a museum a forum or a temple? asked Brooklyn Museum director Duncan Cameron in 1971.  Many museums tell stories of historic struggles for equality. There are significant victories that museums highlight: the abolition of slavery in the United States, … Continue reading

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Two Hillwood Visits and a Rally


I first visited Hillwood on their annual Gay Day festival in fall 2010. It was Weekly Museum Visits Part 1, Week 10 – relatively early in the Weekly Museum Visits project. While many of my Weekly Museum Visits were on … Continue reading

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Museum Madness


Happy March Madness! It’s true, I barely know what that is. But the DC chapter of Emerging Museum Professionals created an alternative, Museum Madness, which involves visiting eight museum exhibits, filling out a bracket, and voting on our favorites. My … Continue reading

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Week 20: Voice of America


From the website: The Voice of America (VOA), a dynamic multimedia broadcaster funded by the U.S. Government, broadcasts accurate, balanced, and comprehensive news and information to an international audience. The headquarters of Voice of America offer visitor tours that contain … Continue reading

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Week 19: America’s Islamic Heritage Museum


Organization and museum mission: Our purpose and mission as an organization is to shed light on the depth, diversity, growth, and history of Muslim Americans, plus to serve as a resource center for the history, enrichment, knowledge, and understanding of … Continue reading

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Who Will Be the First Lady When We Have Our First Lady President?


I am participating in the DC Emerging Museum Professionals’ Museum Madness tournament, in which we visit eight specific museum exhibits and vote on our favorites in a bracket format. Seven of the exhibits are at DC museums (Dumbarton Oaks, Library … Continue reading

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