All posts tagged Dan Monroe

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Fish, museums and neuroscience

  I’ve recently found myself a fish out of water, a neuroscientist working in an art museum. Before you run down the avenue of assumption, let me clarify that I …

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Brain matters

Museums excel at providing stimulating visual, intellectual and emotional experiences. But do we really know what’s going on inside the visitor’s mind? If we did, could we design even more …

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In defense of arts funding

Cultural institutions across the country are reeling from news that the White House plans to slash or eliminate funding for the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment …

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Cross cultural exchange

It’s like entering a “time machine” Frank Guo says as he walks from PEM’s sleek, glass Atrium into Yin Yu Tang, the museum’s historic Chinese home. A few weeks ago, …

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What you might not know

Dan Monroe has been at the helm here since 1993 and has led the museum’s transformation from two small, venerable museums to one of the nation’s top fifteen or so …

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Sights of Santa Fe

Every year around this time, I begin to look forward to returning to Santa Fe in mid-August.  Not just because that is where I celebrate my birthday. Or because the …

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Navigating the nocturnal

The first year at a new job unfolds in stages. There is the period of getting used to the organizational culture of the place. The ongoing dance of getting to …