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A Museum Offers the Chance to Wander Its Galleries All Alone

Category: Community Engagement & Impact

The Philbrook Museum of art in Tulsa, OK is trying a new way to engage their community, by inviting one person each month to enjoy the museum on a Monday when the staff is working but the building is still closed to the public. The #MeTimeMonday initiative has very few rules except the obvious, “no cartwheels in front of the Monet.” The Philbrook hopes that this opportunity inspires visitors “to make this space their space.”

Wouldn't it be great to have a museum all to yourself for a day? As Jean-Paul Sartre famously wrote in No Exit, "hell is other people." This is especially true at museums, where no matter how hard you try, there's no getting away from the selfie-takers and inane conversationalists.

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