Maggie Stogner speaks about museums with Voice of America

Maggie Stogner, owner of Blue Bear films, recently spoke with Voice of America about the role Hollywood is playing in museums. And Voice of America News has published an article discussing the use of film “artifacts” in museum exhibits.

To understand this phenomenon, Voice of America spoke with Maggie in her capacity as Film and Arts professor at American University. She is quoted in the article:

Playing off popular films in museums benefits both the museums and Hollywood.

“It gives Hollywood another opportunity to take the material that they create, often wonderful material, into new venues to be experienced by new audiences that would not necessarily experience it,” said Maggie Stogner, a film and arts professor at American University in Washington, D.C. “If you have a screening experience in a movie theater, it is you and the screen. When you take it to the museum environment, you can really play with this material.  You can use it in group settings.  You can use it to to take people into the story behind the movie.”

To read the rest of the article, go to VOAnews here.