Museums offer a unique view of a subject — be it art, history, science — and a chance for greater immersion and interactivity. Paul Academy and Summit School students have most likely visited more than a few museums by the time they have reached high school, and are familiar with the experience. However, with the abundance of opportunities to volunteer or work in a museum available to teenagers, some SPA students have taken the experience of a museum a step further. Modern art fans are likely familiar with the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis— its striking architectural design, bold exhibits, and iconic Spoonbridge and Cherry sculpture. Especially relevant to SPA students are its many opportunities and events for local teenagers to get involved in.
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The Walker Art Center is one of the most technologically experimental art museums in the country and a leader in teen programming since The Walker was the first art museum in the country to devote full-time staff to working with and building teen audiences. Using museum exhibitions, films or performances, WACTAC creates a variety of related programs that connect teenagers to contemporary art and artists. The Walker Teen Programs has had a presence on the museum website since , but in October , it was redesigned in its current state. The older website was conceived primarily as a calendar and program archive with information that was didactic and institutionalized.
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As Donald Trump and congressional Democrats reportedly work to reach an agreement to save DACA, a program for undocumented immigrants that the president has said he aims to end, we invited an array of artists with close ties to the border—including Natalia Almada, Ken Gonzales-Day, Patrick Martinez, Helado Negro, and Postcommodity—to share responses to the DACA decision and the issues at the heart of our national discourse around immigration. People were sharing their experiences under the hashtag. Flashing Lights and Flashing Cameras.
Susana Smith Bautista. Here, museum expert Susana Smith Bautista brings more than twenty years of experience in cultural institutes in Los Angeles, New York, and Greece to propose a social understanding of why museums should be adopting technology, and how it should be adapted based on their particular missions, communities, and places. This book is timely because we are in the midst of the digital age, which is rapidly changing due to rapidly changing developments in technology and society as well, with social adaptations of technology. Theory is always racing to catch up with practice in the digital age, but theory remains a critical - and often neglected - component to accompany the practical application of technology in museums. While the case studies focus on museums in the United States, and also on art museums, this book is relevant to all types of museums and to museums all over the world, as they equally face the challenge of incorporating technology into their institutions.