Content and context intersect to produce works of art, and visitors must have an awareness of both halves to be truly informed, engaged, and included. In 2013, I created the Other White Cube Project (OWCP) to deterritorialize curatorial practices and search for ways to disrupt divisions found in art museums—content/context, curator/viewer, cultural/personal. For the study, I concentrated on three constructivist keys to learning in museums—comfort, relevance, and intelligibility—and the project proceeded from the following premise: if visitors knew about curatorial strategies (comfort) and performed and personalized them (relevance), art museums would be more engaging, transparent, and comprehensible (intelligibility). For the study, participants engaged with curatorial practices through their refrigerator, one of the most common, curated spaces. Based on the findings, I argue that context-based programs, such as the OWCP, help visitors to interpret relationships, themes, and other curatorial elements that add intellectual depth to the museum experience.
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