The Great Outdoors? Museum Practices

  • Sunday, October 8, 2023
  • 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
  • Hilton Pasadena, California Ballroom


Nenette Luarca-Shoaf, Managing Director, Learning & Engagement, Lucas Museum of Narrative Art
Elee Wood, Nadine and Robert A. Skotheim Director of Education and Public Programs, The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens
Tracy Turels, Bernsen Director of Learning and Audience Engagement, Philbrook Museum of Art


Jason Porter, Kayla Skinner Deputy Director for Education & Public Engagement, Seattle Art Museum


  • Community Engagement, Visitor Experience

Learning Format: Conversation

This roundtable discussion will foster dialogue related to art museums with affiliated outdoor spaces (landscape settings, sculpture gardens, or parks). Focused breakout discussions will consider how to ensure that outdoor space use promotes deeper connections with visitors, staffing, interpretation, and programming practices, the potential for revenue, and how museums can acknowledge the histories of the land on which our outdoor spaces sit, including centering Indigenous peoples.