Blog Profiles: Museum Blogs
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When COVID-19 restrictions began to lift earlier this year, I had the chance to visit the Albuquerque Museum to see Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism, an art exhibition that included over 150 modern Mexican artworks. As someone who appreciates history, it made me happy to be engulfed in nostalgic memories of studying Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera once again.
Those memories sparked a longing for the past, and I want to share that spark of nostalgia by highlighting museum blogs that reflect my admiration for artists, curators, and creators.
I hope these four museum blogs will inspire you to explore your own curiosity in artistic, cultural, and scientific history.
Nestled in the center of New York City, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met) boasts “over 5,000 years of art from around the world.” The Met offers an online experience like no other. What makes this blog especially unique is the #MetKids Blog. It has a free digital feature that allows access to videos, an interactive map, and an explorative “time machine.”
The Met blog seems dedicated to engaging and educating museumgoers of all ages. A theme of the blog that I particularly like is the showing of behind-the-scenes-activities. There’s a lot more to discover in the blog of one of the world’s largest art museums.
Dive into The Met with these posts: Beyond Beauty: Shiseido and Hanatsubaki Magazine; It’s in the Cards (Catalog); Making Portraits Personal with Guest Contributor John Parra; and #MetKids—How Does the Met Decide How and Where to Hang the Art?.
Follow @metmuseum on Twitter.
The National Museum of African American History and Culture blog culminates the museum’s devotion to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. The blog’s themes of resiliency, optimism, and community truly reflect what it means to be an American.
The blog is a safe and comfortable space to explore American stories and cultures. I learned quite a bit of new information by reading just a fraction of the articles available on the blog. There’s still a lot of truth to explore at the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Here are the posts I recommend reading: From Trayvon Martin to Emmett Till: Black Lives Matter; Five Things to See: The Technology of Hip-Hop; and African American Achievement at NASA.
Follow @NMAAHC on Twitter.
The Museum of Life and Science blog is simple, accessible, and consistent. It’s mostly geared towards children, but the simple web design and inclusion of photos in every post makes the blog engaging to people of all ages.
The blog keeps readers up with the seasons by highlighting current events within nature and science. I appreciate the intimate and comfortable vibe the discussions give off and, most importantly, the contributions by experts in the field, such as the director of Animal Care and Ranger Greg.
Follow @lifeandscience on Twitter.
I also had the chance to visit the Denver Art Museum in-person for the first time in over 20 years this past summer. After I posted my adventure on Instagram with the Denver Art Museum profile tagged, @DenverArtMuseum immediately responded with enthusiasm.
The Denver Art Museum’s social media curator and blogger went above and beyond my expectations by showing their impeccable timing and willingness to engage with museumgoers.
Get to know the Denver Art Museum with these noteworthy posts: Storytelling Studio Artist Kristina Maldonado-Bad Hand; Artist Chinn Wang Discusses Her Installation; and Increasing Access to Oracles of the Pink Universe.
Follow @DenverArtMuseum on Twitter.
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