“What do you want to do in the field?” Graduate students get asked that question A LOT. We get asked it so much that I have practically memorized all of my colleagues hopes and dreams for their future careers. A certain classmate of mine wants to make museums LOUD; she wants museums to be places where people come together to make noise, learn together, and share in common experiences. Today, during the Fenimore Art Museum‘s Family Fun Day, over one hundred visitors to the museum got to do just that! Families enjoyed an afternoon of games, hands-on art activities, and treasure hunts in the museum galleries. Check it out:
The most amazing part of this program was being able to see parents and children connecting with the art – that’s why we’re here, isn’t it? Art museums have been stagnant for long enough. Instead of being afraid of new audiences such as families and children, how are you going to bring a little noise into your museum?