Thursday, December 20, 2018

A Few of My Favorite Things (2018 Edition)

As the year comes to a close I'd like to share a "few of my favorite things" -- feel free to listen to this John Coltrane tune as you read along. 

(I'll be taking a "blog break" to celebrate holiday festivities with family and friends through the end of the year, but look for new ExhibiTricks posts starting in early January 2019!)

Why You Must Travel to Montgomery, Alabama
I recently wrote a blog post about my experiences at The Legacy Museum and The National Memorial for Peace and Justice. I am still thinking about my visit to Montgomery because of those places.

Best YouTube Math Presenter
Every museum talks about STEM (or STEAM) but really, when was the last time you encountered a really fun exhibit or program about Math?  The enthusiastic dynamo Professor Tadashi Tokieda could change all that. Check out his videos on the Numberphile YouTube channel.

Favorite Speciality Museum in Paris
Of course, the Louvre gets all the love, but if you really want to make the most of your Museum Pass, you will visit the Paris Sewer Museum!

If You Could Only Subscribe to One Magazine 
The New Yorker. Period.

A Museum Worth A Special Trip (near Boston)
I worked super hard (and literally shed blood, sweat, and tears!) to lead the development of all the new Science Galleries at the recently expanded and consolidated Discovery Museum in Acton, Massachusetts.  If you are anywhere near the Boston area, it's worth a special trip.

One Day in St. Louis
If you arrived in St. Louis to experience the City Museum, marvel at the Gateway Arch, and eat some Ted Drewe's frozen custard, you could then leave the city limits fulfilled.

And that's a wrap for 2018!  Enjoy whatever end-of-year events you celebrate, tell the people around you that you love them, and work on projects that make you happy and proud in 2019!

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