The Mobile Museum of Art is rolling out four new summer programs that scratch beneath the surface to the museum’s and our community’s inner workings. Anatomy of a Museum, Co-Lab, The Culture Kitchen, and a new web video series of Studio Visits explore how things work, and even how they could work better.
- The Anatomy of a Museum
Museum Exhibitions are often several years in the making, whether it’s a traveling show or a museum curated exhibition. Get a behind-the-scenes view in special staff-directed tours of our vault, catacombs, and closets.
Anatomy of a Museum is a free Thursday Night program.
- Co-Lab: Envision Your Museum
Co-Lab provides space to create and collaborate with MMofA staff on new program ideas. Great creativity and talent exists locally, so the Museum is crowd-sourcing program ideas and inviting the public to help make them happen!
Phase One will harness the power of social media to solicit possible program and event ideas the Museum may implement. Youth yoga in the galleries? A health-conscious gourmet dinner party in the Hearin Lobby? Got a new take on art? Reimagine what is possible in the Museum’s space.
On September 10, 2015, the Museum will host an event to sort through all program ideas submitted. The public will have the opportunity to speak and/or answer questions about their ideas. Everyone will vote on the top 10 ideas to propel to Phase Two.
Phase Two will be an outreach campaign to the communities each program may affect and to develop community partnerships.
Phase Three will be logistics. In a true collaboration, meet with MMofA curators and staff to set dates and troubleshoot the final details.
- The Culture Kitchen
Conversations over a good meal are really quite special. The Culture Kitchen offers an opportunity to break bread with our community’s movers and shakers. Each event will include dinner with an artist or representative of a community initiative or organization. The special guest will prepare a meal for attendees to assemble and eat while conversing over a set of guiding questions. From politics to performance art, nothing is off limits.
Seating is limited. Reservations are required. Cost is $15.
- Studio Visits
Not every artist can come to you in the form of an artist talk, so MMofA will take you to them. The Museum is focusing on local and regional artists in the contemporary exhibitions schedule, and filming them as they work. Tune in by subscribing to the MMofA YouTube channel or follow the Museum on most any preferred social media network. Artist videos will be added throughout the summer.