On fear of entering cultural institutions
What should I wear? How do I get there? What if I can’t understand the art piece, the play, etc.? Sometimes hesitation and fear in different ways keeps us from entering cultural institutions and experiencing art. In our current A Suitcase of Methods is dwelling a bit on the term “threshold fear”, which describes these kinds of hesitations. Read our reflections on this and on the transformation of the Smithsonian Design Museum, Cooper Hewitt here.