After several months of being hosted by great museums and then Showing Off for each other, February will be purely social. Please, join us for fun conversation!
Wednesday, February 10, 6pm
The Hong Kong Restaurant
In the next few months we’re working on the following spots to visit: Fitchburg Art Museum; Gore Place; and the Crane Estate. Get your traveling shoes on, DAM is hitting the road.
A Reminder to Show Off!
January 13 at 6 pm (Speakers begin at 7 pm)
Happy New Year!
Museums Show Off is tomorrow! There are still a couple slots for speakers if you are interested. Claim your spot today! Please email us with your name and topic if you are interested in signing up.
This month’s victims include:
- Nick Capasso, Fitchburg Art Museum
- Alli Rico, NEMA
- Katie Gilligan, Museum of Science
- Margaret Middleton, Boston Children’s Museum
- Lynn Baum, Turtle Peak Consulting
It’s not too late to join them!
What is Museums Show Off? It’s a chance for you to get up and talk about what ever museum project, subject, theory, or trend has you inspired, puzzled, or curious for what comes next. 9 minutes, slides if you want, a microphone, and YOU!
Location: We return to the Hong Kong
1238 Mass Ave in Cambridge
Hope to see you all there!
Ed, Jenn, & Alli
Last night was a fabulous time! The good folks at the Museum of Science pulled out all the stops to give 35 of their colleagues an in-depth look at the process behind making their next traveling exhibition: The Science Behind Pixar. Thanks to Emily Marsh, Mike Horvath, Alana Parkes, Katie Gilligan and the rest of the team for showing us what a really really really big and complicated show looks like from the inside.
Our next event will be Wednesday, December 9, 6 pm
Old North Church: Behind-the-scenes Tour
Arrive between 6 and 6:30 pm
6:30 pm – A behind-the-scenes tour of the Old North Church
7 pm – We will move next door to their social event space for drinks, snacks, and conversation.
We must limit participants to 40 people so please RSVP!
Thursday, October 15, 6-9 pm
Join us in Salem at the Peabody Essex Museum for PEM/PM and #Strandbeest viewing. Ed Rodley will lead an optional Beestly tour starting roughly around 7 pm. For more on the exhibition, check out this site.
Free admission with RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
First 20 RSVPs get 2 free drink tickets!
PEM advises the use of public transportation in the month of October due to the high number of visitors to the city.
See you in Salem!
Last night’s joint DAM/NEMA advocacy event was a blast, despite the appalling traffic and gloomy weather. 35 folks descended (or ascended, I guess, since it’s on Beacon Hill) on the Nichols House Museum, courtesy of their Director, Victoria Glazomitsky and her staff, to have a private tour of the museum and a primer from Meg Winikates and Dan Yaeger of NEMA on how to advocate with your state representatives.
You should take a tour next time you’re on Beacon Hill. It’s a great way to understand what went on behind the shiny front doors of Beacon Hill in the 19th and 20th centuries.
We followed it up with a trip down the Hill to Harvard Gardens where the merriment continued late into the evening.
The Big News
As part of our continuous improvement process, the lean, agile DAM trio (Alli Rico, Jenn Schmitt, and Ed Rodley) did a reconnaissance trip to Redbones a couple of weeks ago. We’re always looking for ways to improve your experience, especially if it means hanging out and eating barbecue! We combined our lists of places we want to go and folks who’ve asked us to host a DAM, and put together a tentative schedule for the next eight months! Phone calls will be going out soon, so if your museum is on the list, be on the lookout! Drinking About Museums is coming for you! We’ll add dates as we confirm venues.
Drinking About Museums got a great shout out in this WBUR piece this morning. Check it out!
Thanks to all who showed up for both DAMS in July! We had some awesome conversations including our guests, Liz Neely and her Beautiful Data cohort, Allegra Burnette, and Don Undeen. The next two months we’re going to shake it up again!
Wednesday, August 12 at 6pm
Join us at Bukowski Tavern for the regular libations and conversation. Relaxed, casual, just as August should be.
Thursday, September 10 at 6pm
The Nichols House Museum has graciously offered to host the group and give us a 30-minute tour through the house. The tour will be followed by NEMA-led activities to help us build confidence for meeting legislators and their staff in preparation for #MassMuseums Day. NEMA will have more details and sign-up information for the October 7 #MassMuseums Day.
Please sign up for the Nichols House Tour so they can know how many to expect!
Post-tour drinking establishment TBD.
New date and time for DAM #2.
Wednesday, July 8th at 6pm
DATE CHANGE! Tuesday, July 14 at 6 pm
The following Tuesday, we welcome Liz Neely (@lili_czarina) of MCN, NMC, and the Harwood Art Museum in Taos, NM, and Allegra Burnette (@allegraburnette) currently of Forrester Research, formerly Creative Director, Digital Media at MoMA.
Come talk digital awesomeness and museum geekery!