We welcomed three new members to our Museum Experiences Team this Fall: Graduate Assistant Hannah Moulen, Academic Programs Assistant Jailei Maas, and Communications Assistant Lauren Adams. With Tristen and Emily returning, we once again have an amazing group of creative individuals working collaboratively to promote the educational focus of the Museum!
It was all-hands-on-deck as the end of August arrived, with the selection and installation of monthly highlighted works from the Printmaking Collection in conjunction with the Family Open Studio Program, managed by Hannah in collaboration with Tristen and Emily. Printmaking activities were adapted to accommodate families of all ages and Sunday afternoons were once again a hub of activity in the studio.
Lauren, Tristen, and Hannah assist Registrar Lisa Quinn in the installation of a large woodcut print by Hyeyoung Shin. Lisa and her team, Madeline and Ashley, install a screenprint by Ilya Bolotowsky. Screenprinting in the studio!
We welcomed visiting artist John Feodorov for a packed week of activities in September, culminating with the opening of his exhibition Yellow Dirt. View the week: https://youtu.be/uvbXP4lY7_0
Our crew was also involved in the installation of Homesteading Women, and we managed to squeeze in time to visit the Truetown acid mine drainage collection site on a day John Sabraw and graduate students were in action.
Jailei assists Lisa with the installation of text and images in Homesteading Women. Truetown in September.
KMA launched a new program for adults with memory loss and their caregivers in association with the Alzheimer’s Association Chapter of Greater Cincinnati and hosted three “Memories in the Museum” experiences in collaboration with the Friends of the Kennedy Museum.
Lisa Quinn continued to facilitate the popular VTS sessions in the Visual Literacy Gallery with OHIO classes.
And we collaborated with OMC staff to host field trips that focus on a STEAM approach.
Logan supervises a studio activity. Sally discusses where Navajo Nation lands are located. Students engage in a gallery activity in Yellow Dirt.
Tristen gave the final tours with the exhibition that began as a project during her first year working with KMA, Representation of Women in KMA Collections.
And Emily facilitated conversation in The Night Sky exhibition with both OHIO students and K-12 classes.
The Education team (Hannah, Emily, Tristen, Jailei, Lauren, and Sally) curated a new exhibition from the collections, CONVERSATIONS…, on view January 17 – August 6, 2023.
Tristen and Hannah examine a print by Kathe Kollwitz. Final installation.
Jailei worked with Registrar Lisa Quinn to research the content for another new exhibition, Centering Black Artists, which is both a celebration of the named Black artists on exhibit and an acknowledgment of the underrepresentation of Black artists in the Museum’s collections.
Graduate Assistant Ashley Kouri explored the representation of female-identifying artists in the Photography Collection and made the selections for Gesture of the Still Image, which includes two new acquisitions.
As always, we welcome visitors to engage with us in person on The Ridges and to follow Lauren’s postings on Instagram as she keeps our social media presence actively exploring the behind-the-scenes activities and the collections that are in storage!