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Bard Graduate Center
Frontier Shores: Collection, Entanglement, and the Manufacture of Identity in Oceania Focus Gallery Project
Curatorial Practice as Experiment: A Chipstone Foundation-Bard Graduate Center Collaboration course
2016 Introspective: Contemplations on Curating exhibition; currently on view in Room 310/Object Lab
2015 Behind the Glass exhibition; also see installation photos plus video clip below:
Unedited footage from Behind the Glass video, featuring Shayla Black and Erica Lome talking about their experiences with the 2015 class and exhibition. NOTE: As the clip is unedited, please do not share.
I've uploaded a brief description of my collections course from the fall. Stamps!
Cooperstown Graduate Program
This month, a New School-led coalition of 500 university students and formerly incarcerated individuals from 20 cities launched States of Incarceration, the first national traveling multi-media exhibition and coordinated public dialogue to explore the history and future of mass incarceration in the United States. Students from the MA program worked with graduate students across Parsons.
In addition working on the exhibition, some students also presented their work at the curatorial slam sponsored by the Curatorial Design Research Lab (CDRL).
Students in the MA program also work directly with Cooper Hewitt collections in the proseminar course which they take their first semester. One of the final projects is to write an Object of the Day entry for the Cooper Hewitt website.
Ethan Robey, article on Proseminar course
National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
The New-York Historical Society
9/11 Memorial Museum
New York University
Penn State Harrisburg
University of Delaware
Debby Andrews with Vicki Cassman and L. Rebecca Johnson Melvin. “Learning as Doing: Undergrads Using Special Collections for Conservation and Material Culture Studies.” Past Is Portal. Eds. Eleanor Mitchell and Suzy Taraba. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, 2012. 290-297. Print.
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
- Course development grants are available in departments / programs for guest speakers, trips, and special projects. I used one such grant this year in my course, "The Material Life of Jewish America," to enable the students to curate a final exhibition in the Jewish Studies Center. The exhibit was called "From T-Shirts to Tattoos: Jewish Material Culture at UNC-Chapel Hill".
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Student exhibitions lie at the core of the material culture program at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Eight different courses produced exhibitions and two more (fall spring this year) have produced object studies from a local historical society for a new museum. These include both undergraduates and graduate students. I will look forward to talking about the projects.
There is not an easy institutional frame to find these, although I have several links on my faculty page. The easiest way to get a whole sense of them in on my new personal website www.annsmartmartin.com under the header "some exhibitions" and the pages there contain most info including videos and descriptions. These exhibitions have been held in at the Smithsonian (woo-woo), a regional gallery, university art museum, the university art museum plus two science buildings. and the art library.
One suggestion is we talk about the necessity of teaching objects, contexts, and curatorial practice often in short time period.
Another is the distinction between traditional and guerilla installations.