Finding ways to excite and intrigue students means getting creative. In my experience, the popular writing adage “it’s better to show than tell” applies when developing content for guided gallery experiences.
As a new grandparent, I’d forgotten – since our parenting days so long ago – how nice it is to have places to take a toddler. Art Park, the Woodson Art Museum’s interactive family gallery, is designed and built by the Museum’s educators and facilities staff to offer ever-changing intergenerational, art– and nature–based activities for drop-in fun.
As artists remind us in such inspiring ways, it’s possible – with creativity, ingenuity, talent, and collaboration – to transform tragedy into beauty. What’s your story? How does artwork trigger memories and foster connections in your life? I make a habit of collecting such stories; it would be a privilege to hear yours.