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Lead or Follow: Arts Administrators Hash it Out

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Last week, Douglas McLellan of artsJournal ran a multi-vocal forum on the relationship between arts organizations and audiences, asking: In this age of self expression and information overload, do our artists and arts organizations need to lead more or learn to follow their communities more? Here are three of my favorites.

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Adventures in Participatory Audience Engagement at the Henry Art Gallery

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Thirteen students produced three projects that layered participatory activities onto an exhibition of artwork from the permanent collection of the Henry Art Gallery. The guiding principle is uncovering relationships between the works of art themselves rather than explicating information or theoretical concepts.

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12 Ways We Made our Santa Cruz Collects Exhibition Participatory

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In the spirit of a popular post written earlier this year , I want to share the behind the scenes on our current almost-museumwide exhibition at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, Santa Cruz Collects. We're involving visitor services and volunteers more intentionally in facilitation. Pocket Museums in bathrooms.

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The Great Good Place Book Discussion Part 5: Oldenburg on the LAM

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We share an abiding interest in exploring the community-enhancing roles of libraries, archives, and museums (LAMs), especially in terms of the practice of hospitality and service within the institution. We need to set up spaces in which doing the right thing--welcoming all kinds of people--is easy, facilitated and enforced.

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Museum 2.0 Rerun: What Does it Really Mean to Serve "Underserved" Audiences?

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This August/September, I am "rerunning" popular Museum 2.0 This post is even more relevant today to the broader conversation about audience diversity in the arts than when it was published three years ago. Most large American museums are reflections of white culture. blog posts from the past. Why can''t new visitors do the same?

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50 Silent Auction Basket Ideas to Bring In the Big Bids

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Coffee lovers will jump at the chance to try new coffee blends or brewing methods for their morning, afternoon, or evening cup of joe. To help facilitate a pleasant outdoor meal experience, auction off a picnic gift basket with dishware, cutlery, wine glasses, and a cheeseboard. Activity Auction Basket Ideas.

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17 Ways We Made our Exhibition Participatory

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It made me think in ways that I haven't before about the relation of art--as expressive culture--to democracy. Helene Moglen, professor of literature, UCSC After a year of tinkering, the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History is now showing an exhibition, All You Need is Love , that embodies our new direction as an institution.