Welcome to Art & Inquiry
Many first-time visitors experience museum tours as slow-motion torture. They listen, shuffle, stifle yawns or grimace. The bold ones scratch their heads and ask, "Why the hell did the museum buy that crap?" Others lapse into a light coma, feeling bored, indifferent, even intimidated.
Creating dynamic inquiry-based conversations — one question at a time.
Laurel understands the psychology of learningThey feign polite interest until their feet give out, then stagger toward the nearest caffeine dispenser or sprint for the exit, never to return again. Well-meaning docents are frustrated. Museums get a bum rap and visitors miss the whole magic of art. In short — a marvelous opportunity squandered. But it doesn't have to be that way.
Laurel Schmidt is a nationally recognized expert who has helped thousands of docents and museum educators master the art of leading interactive dialogues that have visitors longing for more.