My name is Kate, and I live in Brooklyn. I have a BA in Art History from Mount Holyoke College and a MA in Art History from Boston University, and I am now contributing to several ongoing education projects at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. However, all views expressed in this blog are my own, and have no bearing on those of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

In school I focused on the intersection of painting, photography, and graphic design in late 19th-early 20th century European and American art. Now, my main interests in museum education are teacher resources, multi-visit programs, inquiry-based experiences, interactive programming, and museum education theory. In the past, I have interned in the Museum of Fine Arts Boston education department, spent several years teaching in a Montessori environment, and worked with a federally funded program designed to encourage undergraduates from all backgrounds to pursue careers in academia.

I chose the name Museum Reason for this blog because that’s what I love to think about – what the reasons for the existence of museums have been, are, and should be. In reasoning out our expectations and aspirations, we are brought up against the limitations of traditional thought about what museums do. But all efforts in this field return to the singular and shared reason for all of these careers – a love of art, and a desire to share that love, to spark it and encourage it in others.