FTC & MUSEUMS

“Museums can provide opportunities for reflection and moments of insight, not only about the art on display, but about ourselves, and the world we live in.”  

—Carole Henry

“A visit to a museum is a search for beauty, truth, and meaning in our lives.  Go to a museum as often as you can.”
Maira Kalman

Beholding the Museum As a Work of Art

Art museums are extraordinary learning sites for people of all ages. In today’s digital world, it’s easy to “virtually” visit museums on-line without setting foot in the institution, but how does one get to more fully “know” a museum?  One way is to explore how a balance of formal, thematic, and contextual qualities SHAPE a museum’s unique meaning and impact.  To that end, the FTC Palette for Decoding an Art Museum is designed for “blended learning” to connect visitors with their personal anticipated museum experience.  The FTC balanced structure helps identify each museum’s uniqueness in terms of museum-specific criteria linked to found evidence that creates more meaningful discoveries through FTC insights, assessments, and questions.

 

“The only real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.”

Marcel Proust

FTC USE IN MUSEUMS

EXPEDITIONARY MUSEUM BOOTCAMP LEARNING EXPERIENCE: SUMMERVISION DC 

Growing out of Renee Sandell’s university partnerships with the Baltimore Museum of Art (1992-2003) and 5 DC museums (2005-2014), in 2010, she initiated and designed SummerVision DC (SVDC) as a pilot museum-based professional learning experience offered through the National Art Education Association (NAEA). Inspired by Marcel Proust’s quote, participants visit a minimum of 8 museums in 4 days, and using FTC and Marking & Mapping, they develop “new eyes”and gain a new creative and reflective perspectives. To date, over 325 visual arts and other educators from the US and beyond, representing teaching levels from K-12 to higher education, arts organizations, and museums, have participated in 14 SummerVison DC sessions.

Click here for more details on SummerVision DC.

 

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

When Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art opened on 11-11-11 , its new Education Department used FTC to guide its art research, training, and curriculum development for both inside art gallery viewing and outside trail exploration of art, nature, and architecture. Until 2017, Crystal Bridges created and used a simplified adaptation of the FTC Palette in their FTC Gallery Layout as well as FTC Trail Layout to train all their volunteer tour guides.

The David Owsley Museum of Art

The David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State University has used the FTC Palette as art object summaries for docent training and tour preparation since 2017.  Museum education staff, including undergraduate student education. and program assistants, have researched nearly 80 objects from DOMA’s broad art collection spanning over 5,000 years of art from dozens of cultures with plans to create FTC art summaries of over 1,000 objects that are part of docents’ training to date.

University of Arizona Museum of Art

University of Arizona Museum of Art uses FTC to help viewers discover layers of meaning in art. The Art/Write program uses 17 art works from the University of Arizona Museum of Art’s permanent collection to inspire writing among high school aged students. Based on the FTC Palette, one of Art/Write worksheets is a visual organizer “Form, Theme, Context Mapdesigned to analyze how form, theme and context create meaning in a work of art.

 

 

FTC & MUSEUMS

“Museums can provide opportunities for reflection and moments of insight,
not only about the art on display, but about ourselves, and the world we live in.”
—Carole Henry

“A visit to a museum is a search for beauty, truth, and meaning in our lives. Go to a museum as often as you can.”
Maira Kalman

Beholding the Museum As a Work of Art

Art museums are extraordinary learning sites for people of all ages. In today’s digital world, it’s easy to “virtually” visit museums on-line without setting foot in the institution, but how does one get to more fully “know” a museum?  One way is to explore how a balance of formal, thematic, and contextual qualities SHAPE a museum’s unique meaning and impact.  To that end, the FTC Palette for Decoding an Art Museum is designed for “blended learning” to connect visitors with their personal anticipated museum experience.  The FTC balanced structure helps identify each museum’s uniqueness in terms of museum-specific criteria linked to found evidence that creates more meaningful discoveries through FTC insights, assessments, and questions.

“The only real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.”

Marcel Proust

FTC USE IN MUSEUMS

Expeditionary Museum Bootcamp
Learning Experience: Summer Vision DC

Growing out of Renee Sandell’s university partnerships with the Baltimore Museum of Art (1992-2003) and 5 DC museums (2005-2014), in 2010, she initiated and designed SummerVision DC (SVDC) as a pilot museum-based professional learning experience offered through the National Art Education Association (NAEA). Inspired by Marcel Proust’s quote, participants visit a minimum of 8 museums in 4 days, and using FTC and Marking & Mapping, they develop “new eyes”and gain a new creative and reflective perspectives. To date, over 325 visual arts and other educators from the US and beyond, representing teaching levels from K-12 to higher education, arts organizations, and museums, have participated in 14 SummerVison DC sessions.

Click here for more details on SummerVision DC.

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

When Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art opened on 11-11-11 , its new Education Department used FTC to guide its art research, training, and curriculum development for both inside art gallery viewing and outside trail exploration of art, nature, and architecture. Until 2017, Crystal Bridges created and used a simplified adaptation of the FTC Palette in their FTC Gallery Layout as well as FTC Trail Layout to train all their volunteer tour guides.

The David Owsley Museum of Art

The David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State University has used the FTC Palette as art object summaries for docent training and tour preparation since 2017.  Museum education staff, including undergraduate student education. and program assistants, have researched nearly 80 objects from DOMA’s broad art collection spanning over 5,000 years of art from dozens of cultures with plans to create FTC art summaries of over 1,000 objects that are part of docents’ training to date.

University of Arizona Museum of Art

University of Arizona Museum of Art uses FTC to help viewers discover layers of meaning in art. The Art/Write program uses 17 art works from the University of Arizona Museum of Art’s permanent collection to inspire writing among high school aged students. Based on the FTC Palette, one of Art/Write worksheets is a visual organizer “Form, Theme, Context Mapdesigned to analyze how form, theme and context create meaning in a work of art.

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