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Museum Education and Visitor-Centered Exhibitions (MEX)

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The Home of Edu-Curation

Our Mission

We prepare edu-curators to advance museum theory and practice through taking visitor-centered roles in museums and participating in thoughtful scholarship.

 Fall Enrollment Deadline Only

    • Museum Education & Exhibitions (MEX) Program – February 15th

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Faculty

Dr. Pat Villeneuve directs the Arts Administration and the Museum Education & Visitor-Centered Exhibitions program and advises all doctoral students in the Department of Art Education.

Dr. Ann Rowson Love is an instructor and the Ringling Museum Liaison.


Curriculum

Informed by an adapted feminist systems approach, the specialized program in Museum Education & Visitor-Centered Exhibitions prepares MA and Ph.D. students to be Edu-Curators who:

  • Envision exhibitions as a non-hierarchical, collaborative process
  • Include underrepresented voices in exhibition development
  • Facilitate collaborative practices and reflection
  • Conduct visitor-centered research
  • Seek social justice through museum practices

Coursework includes Visitor Studies, Museum Education, Art Museum Education, Visitor-Centered Exhibitions, Leading the Arts Organization, and a semester at the Ringling Museum in Sarasota.