Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage
ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage
To feature work done by Minnesota artists. To demonstrate the contributions made by local/regional artists to understanding our shared cultural heritage.Evaluation was done through written surveys, exit interviews and observational evaluation. Although it has been our experience that visitors are reluctant to complete written surveys, a concerted effort by staff to encourage visitors to fill them out was somewhat successful. Staff also continued to “interview” visitors as they exited the exhibit, which is for us a more successful way to elicit feedback. (Note: colleagues in other local museums seem to have the same success – or lack thereof – of getting visitors to fill out written surveys.) We held group and individual discussions with teachers regarding the 2nd grade visits. And the essays by the 2nd graders served as an unusual and unanticipated evaluation tool, signaling what students responded to most strongly.
Virtually all visitors who completed a written survey or participated in an exit interview had a positive experience with the exhibit, programs and materials, well exceeding our goal of 50 percent. Again, the teacher reviews were overwhelmingly positive. More importantly, the eager participation of the students in writing essays – and their classroom (versus art) teachers in making it possible – was a signal that we were on the right track in creating this kind of arts education experience for the K-12 audience.
Other, local or private