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Starting the New Year with a Look Back at the News of 2009

Instead of trying to put together my own overview of 2009, I leave it to those much more capable of doing so to document the news of exhibits, art, and museums from across the U.S. for 2009 as we look forward to this new year. While you still have some vacation time, take a look at the links below!

I personally look forward to featuring more emerging arts leaders on MJ Writes, as I did last year when I posted a fascinating Q & A with Colleen Dilenschneider. I hope to bring you more musings on the museum industry, especially as I delve into it head first after graduation in May. I am especially excited to attend the American Association of Museum’s Annual Meeting in Los Angeles this spring, and can’t wait to learn and network and emerge myself in all things museum-y. I encourage you to follow me on Twitter @mjfreelance, and email me at mjwritesblog (at) gmail.com with comments, information, or just to say hello!

Notable Museum Shows in 2009 (WSJ)

Portrait of a Challenging Year for Museums (WSJ)

Year End Museum Wrap-Up for Cincinnati
(City Beat)

Best Art in 2009 Rooted in the Past
(Wicked Local)

Review of Arts in 2009 on Culture Monster
(LA Times)

Museum Future Predictions
(New Curator’s reflection on CFM’s post below)

Reflecting on the Future Museum
(AAM’s Center for the Future of Museums)


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Museums and controversial exhibitions – Add to the discussion!

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I am loving the Museopunk forum! I just opened up the following question for discussion, and encourage you to add to the conversation and join Museopunk if you have not had the chance yet!

For those who have worked or currently work in the museum field, have you had any dealings with exhibitions that turned out to be controversial, or planned exhibitions that addressed contentious topics? What did the museum do to address concerns from the public and funders, and did they put extra measures in place to encourage constructive dialogue about the topic or the art?