by Jenny Fry and Alexa Beaman The USF Museum Studies MA students have elected the founding officers of the Museum Studies Graduate Association, sponsored and funded by USF’s Student Leadership and Engagement Program. MSGA will work to create networking and professional development opportunities for museum studies graduate students. Our Founding President is Alexa Beaman, a hardworking California native who graduated from University of California, Santa Cruz in Psychology and is currently an Education Intern at The Walt Disney Family Museum. […]
“I have to be honest. I was one of those skeptics of evaluators,” stated Jenny Fry, a first year student in USF’s museum studies program, “but this workshop changed the way I think about evaluation.” Jenny was not alone, as our class gathered at the Asian Art Museum for an all-day Saturday workshop on museum evaluation led by Dr. Steve Yalowitz, principal of Audience Viewpoints, a museum evaluation firm based in the Washington DC area. Steve led the class through […]
Last week the San Diego New Children’s Museum opened its exhibition Feast featuring a commissioned work by USF professor Philip Ross. Assisted by USF alumna Caitlin Moorleghen, Ross created Mol_d, an interactive exhibition of over 1,400 bricks, grown and fabricated from reiki mushrooms and stained with food dyes. This creative use of food to make art takes the idea of playing with food to a whole new level.