Frontpage of “India in America”: East Indian Furnishings between Ahmedabad and Bryn Mawr by Katie Loney

 

Digital Exhibition Maps Agency and Identity through Furnishings

Author: Katie Loney

PhD Student in History of Art and Architecture and Graduate Student Assistant in Public History

Categories: 
  • Agency
  • Identity
  • Mobility/Exchange
  • Graduate Work
  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh

Fig1. Margarat Honda. Frog, 2019. Multimedia. Carnegie Museum of Art

 

Belly Up: or, A Journey Through The History of Art In the Shape of a Frog

Author: Christopher Nygren

Assistant Professor of History of Art and Architecture and Director, Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program

In September 2019, the Carnegie Museum of Art installed a new work in the Forum Gallery: Frog is a five-foot long sculpture of a frog that Margaret Honda created in collaboration with Hollywood propmakers (fig.1). 

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  • Faculty Work
  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh

Olivia and fellow intern help Curator David Oresick frame a photo

 

Behind the Scenes of a Photo Gallery

Museum Studies Academic Intern at Silver Eye Center for Photography- Fall 2019 

 

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  • Academic Interns
  • Undergraduate Work
  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh

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 the Pittsburgh Glass Center – Fall 2019

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  • Academic Interns
  • Undergraduate Work
  • Collecting Knowledge Pittsburgh