The Best Things in Museums are the Windows: Walking, Participation, and the Expanded Classroom by Harrell Fletcher and the Exploratorium (with contributions by scholars Shannon Jackson and Jason Groves, and Curators Marina McDougall and Jordon Stein)
Where does the museum end and the outside world begin?
In the summer of 2013, Exploratorium Artist-in-Residence Harrell Fletcher and a core group of hikers embarked on an epic, four-day trek that followed a line of sight from the Exploratorium to the summit of Mount Diablo, some 40 miles away. Their path was seeded with dozens of site-specific public demonstrations, screening, and talks designed by museum staff and a diverse group of community partners.
This collection contextualizes the ideas and motivations embodied in the journey with the field of social practice, walking, education and literature.