During our residency, we have been creating a series of My Museum postcards and walking tours for visitors to take away for free! Thanks to all the participants in our residency, we have gotten many excellent quotes about both favorite experiences and favorite artworks at the de Young Museum.
We are using these quotes to create postcards that feature a quote from a museum visitor and an abstract artist interpretation of their chosen work on the front. Our hope is that this extends the experience past our residency, and into other parts of the world.
The walking tours also utilize participants quotes to create another experience of the de Young collections. By bringing in the voices of the museum visitors, the walking tours give a more personal experience of the art rather than one that is art historical, or biographical. It enhances the experiences already present in the galleries, and provided by the museum. Each tour is thematic and features a subset of the museum’s collections, such as the sculpture garden, or a particular community of people, such as kids or museum staff and volunteers.
Stop by during our last two weeks of our residency to pick up a postcard or join a tour. And, of course, while you are here please participate and your quote might be featured next!
Take a self-guided tour: Sculpture+Garden+Walking+tour_correct.compressed