A Week in the Life – Winterthur Week 5

With the end of Week 5, it’s officially the halfway point of my time with Winterthur’s curatorial department. To offer a sense of the dynamic schedule I often have, here’s a summary of the week.

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On Mondays We Catalogue – Winterthur Week 4

Life is full of many seemingly unanswerable questions.

Mysteries so vast, so expansive, and so seemingly all-encompassing that figuring out how to find their answers seems impossible.

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Woody Internship at the Phillips Collection: Week 5 in Review

This week my internship involved a great deal of primary source analysis.  This research was not explicitly pertinent to my projects about Pippin’s exhibition history, but rather  concerned Pippin’s social milieu: the attitudes, interests, and concerns of African Americans in the 1940s. Prior to beginning my internship, I knew practically nothing about outsider-American art in the mid 20th century…but it’s safe to say that I knew even less about black social history of this period. This was an enlightening week!

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Woody Internship at the Phillips Collection: Week 3 In Review

 

at the Brandywine River Art Museum

at the Brandywine River Art Museum

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Woody Internship at the Phillips Collection: Week 2 In Review

This week I continued working on the Pippin project—the master list of Horace Pippin’s exhibition history is progressing nicely. I returned to the Smithsonian’s American Art Museum & National Portrait Gallery Library to comb through the rest of the records held in DC regarding Pippin. I looked through the files of numerous institutions, including the…

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