Dissertation Work, May Update

The most exciting news about my dissertation right now is that I successfully completed my prospectus colloquium on April 12, and that my project, tentatively titled “Reassessing Art Outreach Exhibitions,” has been approved. This means that the faculty members who read my prospectus agreed that I should move forward with the project. This also means… Continue reading Dissertation Work, May Update

Artwork, April Update

With spring well underway here in Williamsburg, I’ve been celebrating the change in season with my sketching. Let’s take a look at what I’ve doing. Several of these drawings are studies for the next entry in my vanitas series, with spring as the seasonal focal point. These flowers were all sketched at the Williamsburg Botanical… Continue reading Artwork, April Update

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Exhibition Work, April Update

As with last month’s post, my ongoing exhibition work with the Barry has been moving in two interrelated but distinct directions. On the one hand, I’ve been continuing my research into robots and automata, focusing particularly on their cultural histories. At the same time, we’ve been addressing the more practical side of exhibition work by… Continue reading Exhibition Work, April Update

Museums in Times of Crisis: An Equality Lab Virtual Symposium

In October I told you about Finding Home, a virtual symposium from the Equality Lab that looked at the concept of home during the pandemic. Last Friday, we hosted another symposium addressing the pandemic and the overarching need for social change, Museums in Times of Crisis. Organized by Laura Beltr├ín-Rubio and myself, this symposium provided… Continue reading Museums in Times of Crisis: An Equality Lab Virtual Symposium

Artwork, March Update

Last month I talked about the still life series I’ve been planning around a deer skull in different seasons. Today, I’ll show you the first entry in this group, Williamsburg Still Life: Winter, which I finished a couple of weeks ago. I completed this drawing over two weeks. I worked on it during the evenings,… Continue reading Artwork, March Update

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Exhibition Work, March Update

Last month my exhibition work with the Barry Art Museum started moving in two interrelated directions. On the one hand, I’ve continued doing my research independently, reading about different topics and artists and taking notes for future reference. I’ve also started meeting with the museum’s education and exhibition staff as a group, as we start… Continue reading Exhibition Work, March Update

Dissertation Work, March Update

The last few months have been rather busy for me regarding the dissertation, but the work has changed slightly as I’ve settled into the new year. If January was all about sorting through potential subtopics and archival repositories, February and early March have been about distilling those various resources into a coherent prospectus draft. Since… Continue reading Dissertation Work, March Update