Author Archives: Laura

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").

Rock the Vote, Mock the Boat


One of the roles of museums and other informal learning venues is to get people excited about their content. Among the many ways that museums try to engage audiences in the age of social media, sites with living collections have … Continue reading

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#wesembodiment Photo Challenge


My congregation is doing a Photo Challenge this month, in which everyone is given the same set of 31 words or phrases (well, 30, because one of them is used twice), one for each day of the month. What you … Continue reading

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Thematic Artomatic


This year’s Artomatic (running from March 24 to May 6 in Crystal City) features the art of some 600 artists, each adorning their own parcel of wall, floor, and ceiling. As such, there are some 600 individual exhibits, some 600 … Continue reading

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The DC Region’s Medical History


DC, Maryland, and Virginia have a number of museums that deal with the history of health, medicine, and drugs. Below are examples from each of the three jurisdictions: District of Columbia The building on 7th St. NW in the heart … Continue reading

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Two Visits to MICA


A friend and I visited art exhibits at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) twice in 2016, each time in a different building. On the first occasion, we did not research in advance what exhibits would be on display, beyond … Continue reading

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Photos: Infinity Mirrors


A few photos from my immersion in Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors at the Hirshhorn.

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Throwback Thursday: Sacred Places


In the spirit (hehe) of exploring religious museums and sacred places, below are just a few examples I have visited during travels in years past. Chiesa di Sant’Ignazio di Loyola in Campo Marzio (Rome, Italy) In summer 2015, one of … Continue reading

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