by Bunny Larson-Fraley (MA, ’17) How can we best lay a foundation for contemporary museum education? How might we empower children to explore their own ideas and to employ critical thinking? How can we encourage kids to share their thoughts and to work together? At the Children’s Creativity Museum in SoMa’s beautiful Yerba Buena Gardens, creative expression, collaboration, and innovation are central to the museum’s educational experience, where a wide variety of activities await visitors. While interning for the Education […]
By Laura Harvey I learned a lot about the museum field and a lot about myself during my summer graduate internship working on Family Access Programs at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum (BCM). Here is my top ten list of lessons learned: I love the museum field. I have been reminded multiple times why I got into this field and why I love it so much. The Family Access Programs have really made me appreciate children’s museums and all that they […]
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.