Changing with the Times
Madeleine Grynsztejn describes how, as audiences change, the museum is changing with them.
Audiences have changed just as museums have changed over time. And audiences, as we all know, increasingly demand equal participation. They're smart. They are museum citizens, not museum professionals.
But there's a conversation to be had there and we want to level the playing field between our so-called "authority" and their so-called "passion." And we are doing that in all manner of ways. But most of all, we're doing that through the tip of the iceberg that is visible to our vision, which is our renovation that will deliver to the public 12,000 square feet of free public space from day to night with a destination restaurant that leads up a beautiful staircase to a public engagement zone that we call the Commons, where workshops, performances, classes can be held so that the community can engage with us and with each other in learning and becoming fuller citizens.