The Second Edition of the Museum Journal provides a ready- made format for this assignment and now features two sections:
1. A helpful checklist on how to prepare for a museum visit, including a list of what to bring to museum, a summary of what to look for and take note of while there, and a tally of the various forms of analysis.
2. An exploration of the many services a museum offers as part of the greater community through an in-depth look at several important regional museums across the United States.
a. The Toledo Museum of Art, OH – Architecture
b. The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA – History
c. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX – Sense of Heritage
d. The Tucson Museum of Art, AZ – Expanding Our Cultural Traditions
e. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY – The Museum as Art History
f. The Birmingham Museum of Art, AL – Public Outreach
g. The J. Paul Getty Museum of Los Angeles, CA – Educational Outreach
h. The Portland Art Museum, OR – Collections of Special Significance
i. The Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN – Collections of Special Significance
j. The Pérez Art Museum, Miami, FL – Museums and the Wider World
Debra J. DeWitte
Debra J. DeWitte is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art & Art History at the University of Texas/Arlington.
Ralph M. Larmann
Ralph M. Larmann is a Professor of Art and the University of Evansville, Indiana.
M. Kathryn Shields
M. Kathryn Shields is an Assistant Professor of Art History at Guilford College, North Carolina.