December 2, 2017

Museum-Based Participation Strategies Nurture Innovation and Change Perspectives

I presented the following workshop at the Massachusetts Art Education Association 2017 Conference:  By creating museum labels for objects not labeled as artworks, students become co-creators of museum experiences.  Explore projects like this that generate effective student art encounters. Make your own label.

Below is my visual presentation from the workshop:

The idea for the faux museum label project originated during my graduate studies:

Here are my students from American International College on a field trip to the Springfield Museums in Springfield, MA

My goal for student art encounters at museums is that they come to see the whole world as a museum, that art can be found everywhere!

Professor John Nordell teaches courses in the Visual and Digital Arts Program at American International College in Springfield, Mass. He blogs about the creative process at