On Sundays

Sunday Reading: Drinking in the Art

The New York Times discuss the growing popularity in museums of visitor participation with a commentary piece on sensory exhibitions.

Are they here to stay, merely current experiments, or should they be left solely for children’s engagement?

Drinking In the Art: Museums Offer a Growing Banquet for the Senses

Link to exhibitions mentioned in NYT piece

Bitter|Sweet: Coffee, Tea & Chocolate, a banquet for all five senses. Detroit Museum. Closed on 5 March 2017

A Feast for all Senses: Art and Experiences in Medieval Europe, allowed visitors to touch modern reproductions of the art. The Walters Art Museum. Closed 8 Jan 2017

Asia in Amsterdam: The Culture of Luxury in the Golden Age, also allowed visitors to touch art work. Peabody Essex Museum. Closed 5 June 2016