Class Description: What Makes a Museum?
Explore the Museum: walk through the galleries, notice what’s included in them besides just the artwork, and perceive how individual galleries differ from one another.
MFA Connections: American Wing salon style gallery, "Planes, Trains and Automobiles," Oak Hill Bedroom, Gallery 334 interactive table
Pre-Tour Group Activity:
Discussion topic: What is a collection? What kinds of things do you collect? How do you arrange them?
Art Activity: Curate using tiny drawings or image cutouts from magazines and auction catalogues.
Follow-up Activity: Make a post card or poster that advertises the gallery exhibition you curated.