Course blog for American University PERF-570, Fall 2014
This quote popped out to me this morning about the importance of taking your children to a museum. Being at the museum together shows that you and your child are equally engaged in learning and levels the playing field. The quote linked to a larger selection of quotes from other arts educators at various museums showing a broader approach. I particularly enjoyed the quote from Adera Causey at the Hunter Museum of American Art who talked about parents being unaware about the items in the museum as they are not regular visitors or well versed in the arts and having to deal with their kids questions. It expands on Jamee Yung’s original quote about the shared learning process. Having been a child that was at first dragged through a museum, I would not be here with my parents doing that. I’m curious how many others benefited from their parents doing the same as mine did and which museums did they visit.