Howdy Readers, This weekend was the opening of the museum's newest exhibit, Cabinet of Curiosities. It has been by far one of my favorite exhibits to work on, and I couldn't wait any longer to share the process with you! The idea for the exhibit has been around for several years. We wanted to do something … Continue reading The Making of Cabinet of Curiosities
There's a really great quote about exhibits that goes something like "Cheap, good, or fast. You can only pick two". Recently, I decided to try and do the impossible by fulfilling all three of these categories while redesigning two exhibits and adding another in the North Gallery of the museum . The newly named North … Continue reading Three Exhibits. One Room. Two Months.
Hello Friends! The Barnard Exhibit has been up for a few months now. Its going over pretty well, and I thought I would share a few photos of the finished process. Some of the statue's labels already had stands I made several years ago, but with the help of our resident handyman, we made quite … Continue reading George Grey Barnard Exhibit Part II
Hello friends! I'm back at it again with another art exhibit! The George Grey Barnard Exhibit has been up at the museum since the early 90s and while its stayed relatively the same, this room is my favorite place in the whole museum. Many of the works convey grief and loss, but the stark white … Continue reading George Grey Barnard Exhibit Part I
Working at the Kankakee museum for the past few years, I have been able to work on a wide variety of festivals, events and exhibits. Some projects are small, like one day events, while other projects are expansive and take awhile to complete. The largest and most complex exhibit I have ever worked on is … Continue reading The Story of Kankakee County
Hello Readers! About a year ago, a family came into the museum with an old dusty box. Inside this box were two paintings that had been in said box for decades. Upon inspection of the paintings and the canvases we confirmed they were painted by Susanne Small. Susanne grew up in the house on the … Continue reading From Attic to Showroom
Hello Friends! I am lucky enough to have a job where if I think up an idea, I almost always can give it a try. That is how the Museum's Instagram was created. I asked, and I received. Studying Art History in school opened my eyes to the beauty of art found everyday while … Continue reading Not Insta-famous, but we’re getting there.