New year, new Curatorial Report! Here is a look at what I have been up to at the Museum this Winter. For a less blurry version, click here: Board Report December 2017 January 2018 Thanks for reading!
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 am an avid photo taker and Instagram user. For me there is something soothing about editing a photo and deciding the best way to present it to the world. It's a way of showing people how I see things and sharing a bit of myself with them. People are often amazed that I … Continue reading How I take and edit my photos
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