Elastic Museum

This blog is written by Maria Mortati and was developed to share work and insights around experimental museum projects.

Engaging With Contemporary Art

Video Short: Participatory Gallery at the Baltimore Museum of Art

Another in a series of short videos, this one captures the Big Table Gallery at the Baltimore Museum of Art. You can also see a presentation of this work from the American Education Research Association […]

Dec, 01

Video Short: Last Summer’s Fluxus Residency

I have been putting together a series of videos on projects over the last few years. In projects that are temporary and participatory, it’s essential that there is some video documentation. For the museum, they’ll […]

Nov, 21

A FluxField Research Residency

[originally posted on the Walker’s Field Lab blog] This past summer Sarah Schultz and the Open Field team invited me to come to the Walker and consider the movement Fluxus. This research-based residency encompassed three […]

Oct, 06

Manifesto For A Field Lab

If you took a museum classroom and asked a couple of artists to rethink it as a residency space, what might they want? Another part of last summer’s work at the Walker was to do […]

Sep, 27

Engaging With Contemporary Art: Part 2, Activities

In her paper “Approaching Art Education as an Ecology: Exploring the Role of Museums,” researcher Karen Knutson suggested that today’s art museum visitor comes equipped with “a fairly low level of artistic literacy.” I wouldn’t argue […]

May, 08

Engaging With Contemporary Art: Part 1, The Space

Last year I worked on a project with the Baltimore Museum of Art. The challenge was to take two small spaces in the newly refurbished Contemporary Wing and create interactive galleries related to contemporary art. […]

Apr, 03


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