Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Creating A Worldwide "Museum Memory" Tour

The continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on museums, and museum-goers, has me remembering many of my favorite museum experiences.

I have many museum memories, but if I had to think about just one that I keep coming back to, it would definitely be the series of frescoes, collectively called the Detroit Industry Murals, created by Diego Rivera and housed in a sunlit space inside the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Besides being a registered National Historic Landmark, Rivera's frescoes have been compared favorably to those in the Sistine Chapel. But the reason I enjoy the frescoes in the Rivera Court has so much to do with the powerful feelings of awe and appreciation I feel every time I walk around that space.

I share this post in the hopes of creating a worldwide "museum memory" tour of sorts. 

Please tell me about the museum experiences that are meaningful to you by sharing your own thoughts, images, and links.

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Paul Orselli writes the posts on ExhibiTricks. Paul likes to combine interesting people, ideas, and materials to make exhibits (and entire museums!) with his company POW! (Paul Orselli Workshop, Inc.) Let's work on a project together!

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