William Christenberry: Photographs, 1961-2005: The Installation!

Our Exhibitions staff stays busy and works hard. I had no clue how much time, patience and work goes into just installing an exhibit. That doesn't even scratch the surface of the entire project. Here is an inside peek at our experts in action. [caption id="attachment_2987" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Chief Curator Marina Pacini and Collections Manager Kip Peterson, discuss the placement of the photographs."] [/caption] [caption id="attachment_2996" align="aligncenter"... Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Tuesday, October 12, 2010
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Development Department: Fashion vs. Culture

Diane Jalfon is the Director of Development and a strong, determined woman. A piece of advice: read her perspective and learn from her wisdom. Oh, and wish her a happy birthday, too! I was driving home the other day listening to my friends at WKNO slog through their bi-annual pledge drive with a mix of admiration and sympathy. It’s admirable that season after season they summon an amazing amount of energy and optimism to reach their fundraising goals. But I’m sympathetic to the difficulty... Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Saturday, October 9, 2010
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Who Shot Rock and Roll: The De-installation Photos!

Ever wondered about all of the rules of the trade when dealing with artwork? Well, i don't know all of those rules, but I'm great with a camera! Check out these photos of the de-installation of Who Shot Rock. Chief Preparator Paul Tracy, Assistant Preparator Louis Giberson, and Collections Manager Kip Peterson carefully prepare the artwork for shipping. The Preparators are removing the images from the wall, and Kip is checking the books. This is an image of one of the... Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Saturday, October 9, 2010
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Fashion Mimics Art: An Urban Insight

Anyone who has ever met me once knows that I LOVE clothes. I'm not picky-I'll shop anywhere, but I frequent Urban Outfitters quite a bit. As the Memphis readers might know, we don't have one here (yet), so I peruse their website in search of reasonably priced treasure. As an Art History graduate and museum employee, I also LOVE art and all things creative. So when I stumbled upon tee shirts with Barbara Kruger , Egon Schiele (my personal favorite artist) and Keith Haring imagery, I not... Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Sunday, October 3, 2010
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