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LAyouth explains “Why Museums Suck.”

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on October 31, 2012 in education, museum reviews |

Howard, a 15-year-old, self-described museum-hater, reviews 5 Los Angeles area museums. Definitely worth a read and, if you look in the comments section, you can see that a lot of museum folks have been reading! http://www.layouth.com/why-museums-suck/

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Art or Toy?

Posted by Sarah Margerum on November 28, 2011 in exhibit reviews |

Last week, I visited the MFA with my friend and her five month old son, Lucas. We’re doing our part to create a museum advocate of the future. Lucas was especially engaged in the Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art. He remained content for a surprising amount of time, simply looking at all of the […]

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House of Mirth – House of Codman from Historic New England

Posted by Sarah Margerum on November 10, 2011 in event reviews |

I finally fulfilled my goal of visiting Historic New England’s Codman Estate by attending the intriguing “House of Mirth – House of Codman” program on October 16. The program featured two illustrated lectures and an abridged house tour. Originally built around 1740, five generations of the Codman family inhabited this home and referred to it […]

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Beauty as Duty at the MFA

Posted by Sarah Margerum on November 3, 2011 in exhibit reviews |

Imagine that each person in your family has 36 coupons per year as a clothing allowance. A coat might require fifteen coupons, while a scarf might require 2 coupons. How far can you stretch those coupons? What do you do if a clothing item gets damaged? What do you do when children grow out of […]

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Tales and Ales from Historic New England

Posted by Sarah Margerum on October 24, 2011 in event reviews |

Certificate students Sarah Margerum brings us this review of a recent museum event. If you’d like to review museum events for the Tufts blog, drop us a line in the comments! This past Saturday, October 8, Historic New England hosted Tales and Ales, a fun-filled evening of food, ale, and learning about the sordid side […]

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New England Forests Exhibit At the Harvard Museum of Natural History

Posted by Oren Bendavid-Val on August 24, 2011 in exhibit reviews |

We have a new voice here at the TMSB. Oren is in the Museum Education MA program and he brings us a great review of a new exhibit. If you’d like to write an exhibit review and post it here, we’re happy to have it! Just write me directly – amanda.gustin[at]tufts[dot]edu. They don’t make museums […]

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