Sometimes, museums can be boring places for some students, despite how exciting they are for us art teachers. One of the things that I had my art history students do while investigating the "must-see art", is to write down what people's reactions were as they studied the work. This allowed them to hear a variety of responses and maybe even learn something new about the piece. The fun part was hearing some ridiculous comments along the way. What art history students will soon realize, as mine did, was how much they actually do know.

Holly Crawford employs the same concept except makes it almost poetic with the bits and pieces of information she hears and writes down. Here's an example from the MOMA and other ones, including a funny one from Christo's recent "Gates".


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