Joanna Harlacher and Dr. Chase Mendenhall, Assistant Curator, Birds with the Guerilla Girl’s Posters Featured in the Carnegie Museum of Art

 

Women Behaving Badly (in Science) Museum Studies Intern at Carnegie Museum of Natural History–Fall 2019

This semester, I had the opportunity to intern as the Carnegie Museum of Natural History as a research assistant for an upcoming exhibition on gender in the natural world. I was charged with the task of finding novel objects that would potentially be featured in the exhibition. Working with my mentor, Chase Mendenhall, I was able to identify several pieces that I deemed related to the exhibition theme. This opportunity was beneficial as I was able to witness the process of exhibition development.

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  • Academic Interns
  • Undergraduate Work
  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh

Myself examining a personal letter of Dr. Haas prior to translating it from German to English at the archives of the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation

 

The Search for a Missing Dialogue: The Life of Botanist Dr. Theodor Philipp Haas

Museum Studies Intern at Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation - Fall 2019

 

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  • Academic Interns
  • Undergraduate Work
  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh

In the stacks of the Detre Library and Archives at the Senator John Heinz History Center

 

Uncovering the History of the Local Art and Music Scene

Museum Studies Intern at the Senator John Heinz History Center – Fall 2019

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  • Academic Interns
  • Undergraduate Work
  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh

Artist biographies I wrote for the 107th Annual catalogue.

 

Exhibitions and Archives: My Time Working with Associated Artists of Pittsburgh

Museum Studies Intern at Associated Artists of Pittsburgh - Fall 2019

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  • Academic Interns
  • Undergraduate Work
  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh

Standing in the CMOA Library with copies of the printed catalogues of past Carnegie International exhibitions (1896-present)

 

Women and the Carnegie International

Women have historically been excluded from museums and positions of power in institutions. Even today, there are countless initiatives to exhibit more women artists in museums. However, looking specifically at the early history of the Carnegie International exhibitions, women were much more included than might be expected for the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. My internship centered around digitizing catalogues of the paintings featured in past Carnegie International exhibitions.

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  • Academic Interns
  • Undergraduate Work
  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh

Omolade and fellow classmate, Erica Hughes, at local artist, Njaimeh Njie’s studio tour.

 

Community Focus in Art Engagement

I have always had an interest in how to connect people to art. After taking AP Art History in high school I wanted everyone to feel the things that art made me feel and I wondered how I could do that with different various barriers that make art inaccessible and daunting.

 

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  • Academic Interns
  • Undergraduate Work
  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh

Simone in front of the introductory wall text at Pittsburgh Glass Center’s Cuando El Río Suena exhibition (photo: Dana Laskowski).

 

Bringing an Exhibition to Life at the Pittsburgh Glass Center

Museum Studies Intern at Pittsburgh Glass Center - Fall 2019

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  • Academic Interns
  • Undergraduate Work
  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh

Public Library section in the Holocaust Center where students are welcome to learn in a safe environment. This is where most of my research was done during my time at the center.

 

Holocaust Center: Looking at Tragedy Through a Local Lens

Studies Intern at The Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh - Fall 2019

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  • Academic Interns
  • Undergraduate Work
  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh
A picture of a person sitting at a table and smiling over three books. Two are exhibition catalogs with illustrations, one is an open leather binder.

Jon with some items he will scan for the digital archive.

 

Together: The Bonds within Text and Bronze at the Selma Burke Center

During the Fall semester of 2019, I was a Museum Studies intern under Rebecca Giordano, the Mellon Fellow of Curation and Education here in Pitt’s Department of History of Art and Architecture. Rebecca is developing an exhibition examining the works and pedagogy of Selma Burke, a prominent Black artist and educator of the 20th century. My job was to aide Rebecca with preliminary research about Burke and the art school that she founded in Pittsburgh.

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  • Academic Interns
  • Undergraduate Work
  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh

Fletcher Martin, Contract Miner, 1947

 

Who are the Workers?

Author: Joshua McDermott

PhD student in Sociology and Work Forces workshop participant

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  • Graduate Work
  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh