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Guide To DFW Museums & Social Media

August 8, 2011 10:52 AM

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(credit: Nasher Sculpture Center website)

(credit: Nasher Sculpture Center website)

Learning about art or history doesn’t stop once you leave a museum. Dallas/Fort Worth museums are using social media to interact with the public, and the Twitter feeds, Flickr pages, blogs, YouTube sites and Facebook pages are helping us expand our knowledge of the arts and humanities, one click at a time. So follow them, friend them or bookmark them, but check out these pages to be in the know about events, exhibits and DFW culture.
dallasmuseumofart Guide To DFW Museums & Social Media

(credit: Dallas Museum of Art website)

Dallas Museum of Art

Website
Blog: Uncrated
Educator Blog
Family Blog: We Art Family
Facebook 
Flickr 
Twitter: @DallasMuseumArt
YouTube

The DMA shares a wealth of information on their regularly updated blogs. On the Uncrated blog, the museum posts behind-the-scenes looks, staff picks of favorite works in the collection, and information on new acquisitions. The Educator blog spotlights education events and programs, while the We Art Family blog offers tips for looking at and making art with children, and share information about the Museum’s programs for families. The Flickr page features event photos. YouTube features interviews with artists and event highlights, while their Twitter is active, responsive and packed with information.

nashersculpture Guide To DFW Museums & Social Media

(credit: Nasher Sculpture Center website)

Nasher Sculpture Center

Website
Blog: Nasher 3:01 Club
Facebook
Flickr
Twitter: @NasherSculpture

Stay connected with all things Nasher, including upcoming events and exhibitions, by clicking over to their Facebook and Twitter, their most up-to-date accounts. The Nasher 3:01 Club blog (which hasn’t been updated in while) covers their after-school arts learning programs.

modernartfortworth Guide To DFW Museums & Social Media

(credit: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth website)

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Website
Blog: The Modern
Facebook 
Twitter: @themodernfw

It’s not updated as regularly as we’d like, but the The Modern’s blog features great posts on exhibitions, bringing readers a great behind-the-scenes (or “within the walls”) of the Modern. Their Facebook page is a must-follow if you want stay connected to the happenings at the stellar museum.

amoncartermuseum Guide To DFW Museums & Social Media

(credit: Amon Carter Museum website)

Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Website
Blogs 
Facebook 
Twitter: @the_carter
Vimeo

On their newly redesigned website, the Amon Carter offers a number of great blogs. “Fear No Art” gives visitors a a peek at what goes on behind the scenes of the Carter’s exhibitions and events. A recent post featured the design process of the upcoming special exhibition on watercolors and drawings. “Notes from the Underground” highlights great images from the museum’s collection. Check out their Analog to Digital series, which documents photographs from the museum digitization initiative.

museumnaturescience flickr Guide To DFW Museums & Social Media

(credit: Museum of Nature and Science Flickr)

Museum of Nature & Science

Website
Facebook
Flickr
Twitter: @dallasmns
YouTube

Find great information on the Museum of Nature and Science’s exhibitions (traveling and permanent), special events such as sleepovers and parties, IMAX screenings, and the planetarium via their Facebook and Twitter accounts. Download their newsletters from the website for more information about MNS adventures the whole family can enjoy.

dallascontemporary Guide To DFW Museums & Social Media

(credit: Dallas Contemporary Facebook page)

Dallas Contemporary

Website
Blog on Tumblr
Facebook
Twitter @DALContemporary

Friend the Dallas Contemporary on Facebook to get updates on all events and exhibitions. Their blog on Tumblr also has great photos and videos, both of Dallas Contemporary events, and interesting discoveries from around the web. In addition, the blog also features musings on the world of contemporary art. Their website promises a new page featuring podcasts, so be on the lookout for more interviews and audio features.

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