Monday, August 14, 2017

Recent and Upcoming

As noted by Hyperallergic, ARTnews, ArtDaily, and Cleveland's The Plain Dealer, I joined the Cleveland Museum of Art in May as Director of the Ingalls Library. I am humbled and honored by this exciting opportunity. If you have not visited the museum before, this video gives a terrific overview of it.
At the CMA, I especially look forward to presenting to the Womens Council in the New Year. Focusing on 1916 onwards, Female Firsts: Celebrating American Trailblazers in the Art World will give an overview of various American women who have seized opportunities, both individually and collectively. Resources from the Ingalls Library will be referenced in spotlighting agents of change, like the first American woman to become an accredited United States Army documentary photographer; the first African American woman to represent the US at the Venice Biennale; and the first woman to have a retrospective exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art. Fun fact: works by the aforementioned three women are included in the collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art!

I am pleased to have had work in En Masse: 40 Years of Flux (July 6 - August 6) at White Water Gallery. In my text-based wearable art, I reflect on my experience as director and later as coordinator of a digital archives project. Here I am at the opening reception with Director Serena Kataoka.
The Exquisite Uterus Project celebrated its fifth anniversary at the Gail F. Stienhilber Gallery (University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, below) from March 1-31, 2017. An embroidery of mine, made for the inaugural exhibition, was included.


Audio is now available for the webinar, “Scholarly Communication in Arts Librarianship,” which took place on November 14, 2016. A big thanks to the ARLIS/NA New England Chapter for providing me with the opportunity to present about blogging as a springboard for scholarly activity and for connecting me with inspiring women in the field! I later jumped at the chance to be part of Art + Feminism, co-founded by ARLIS panelist, Siân Evans. Along with my colleague, Rebecca Kasperavicius, I organized a Wikipedia edit-a-thon on Mar. 30 (6-9 pm) at White Water Gallery to enhance the coverage of feminism and the arts on Wikipedia. See below for an image from the event. Incidentally, the entry I created was for Janet Morton.