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Why Can’t We All Just Get Along?

Why Can’t We All Just Get Along?

  Encouraging Meaningful Dialogue Last week, I attended a five-day institute for museum educators held in Chicago.  We gathered together from across the country to talk about teaching in art museums, with the Art Institute of Chicago as our playground.  Read More…

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Creative Theft

Creative Theft

In the years since the rise of easy-to-access digital media and the proliferation of user-generated content on sites like YouTube, there’s been a flood of remix and mashup projects that show a tremendous amount of creativity. Originally coined as the Read More…

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Travel Musings from a Museum Nerd

Travel Musings from a Museum Nerd

I am a museum nerd. I work at an art museum and I love museums of all kinds – art museums (of course), history museums, house museums, science museums and on and on. Whenever I travel I search them out… Read More…

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If You Can Dream It, You Can Make It

If You Can Dream It, You Can Make It

Recently there has been a lot of talk about “maker” culture. While maker culture is mostly associated with making your own tech gadgets, I, and others have an expanded definition, which includes other contemporary DIY trends such as organic gardening, Read More…

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Why We Need Harry Potter

Why We Need Harry Potter

I’ll admit it; I was a long-time resistor of Potter Mania. I simply didn’t buy that any youth book could possibly be so great as to live up to all of the hype and the OMG-this-is-the-best-thing-EVER attitude that permeated American Read More…

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What If?

What If?

I like mantras.  Every once in a while I adopt a new personal mantra and litter my world with it; tacking it to my refrigerator, my computer, and my office walls.   I’ve had the same mantra for several years now: Read More…

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Why Boredom Matters

Why Boredom Matters

For our first “Musings from the Center for Creativity” I wanted to focus on an aspect of creativity that has been the catalyst for some of the greatest ideas in history… boredom. Two years ago I began asking adults to Read More…

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