Dissertation Work, June Update

It’s been a busy few weeks since the last time I talked about the dissertation, so let’s get caught up. Following the approval of the prospectus and sketching out a tentative working schedule, I started reading more deeply into nineteenth-century mobile visual culture, including panoramas, magic lantern shows, and peep shows. Aside from learning more… Continue reading Dissertation Work, June Update

Space Between 2021

Back in 2019, I wrote about attending my first conference with the Space Between Society. It took place in Brookings, South Dakota that year, and I had a great time. I got a lot of positive feedback on my research, and had the opportunity to connect and network with a variety of excellent scholars, many… Continue reading Space Between 2021

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

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

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