Thursday, January 25, 2007


It's a silent oasis in the noisy confusion of the world, isolating phenomena so that they can be seen undistractedly. What is being collected are not the artifacts themselves but the undivided attention of the visitors. That is the museum. It lies in the mind of the viewers.
--Diane Ackerman, A Natural History of Love

We want kids to be capable of art appreciation, critical thinking, and outrage.
--Maxine Green, during a workshop at Bank Street College of Education Graduate School

Two of my favorites to help remind me of what we're all doing here. (But mostly, I just wanted a post that was a little more concise than my previous one.)