Museums, Amoeba Tour

The “Amoeba Tour” is a gallery visit in which each participant is a guide to an object of their choice. After circulating for a short while, each person adopts an object and says what connection it has to the text we have just read and interrogated. It’s that simple with profound results. In the process, we
1. read attentively
2. practice critical thinking
3. interpret
4 .listen to each other
5. develop adaptive leadership.
The Amoeba Tour is one of  many possible ways that the Pre-Texts protocol can engage the arts to improve reading comprehension and a love of learning among children, youth, and adults. Since more than 80% of children worldwide read and cannot understand a simple text, Pre-Texts is an effective response by turning difficulty into an artistic challenge.

“The Ignorant Schoolmaster Five Lessons in Intellectual Emancipation”,  E.N. White School in Holyoke Public Schools (MA) , February, 2024. 




“The Two Kings and the Two Labyrinths”   by Jorge Luis Borges, Harvard Art Museums, December 8, 2023



“A Voice from the Window” by Jesús Colón at  “Addictions” exhibit, Harvard Art Museums, November 25, 2023


“Carl Sagan’s Cosmos, with Afro Colombian teens and the Ministry of Science and Technology, at Harvard Art Museums, May 23, 2022

Pescara, Italy, at Fondazione La Rocca with “The Ignorant Schoolmaster.”




From Michel Foucault’s “Discipline and Punish,” with Boston University Arts Administration Students, at Harvard Art Museums, Summer 2018.