Onto the Labels!

I really enjoyed my internship this week because I was building off previous research! Last week I constructed a timeline of the colonial painter William Joseph Aldridge’s life, a man whose work will be included in an upcoming exhibit in 2016. This week I was tasked with creating labels for all 11 pieces of work Colonial Williamsburg owns by the man. Even though I know my texts won’t be the final ones presented at the actual exhibit, I’m very humbled to provide the curators and researchers here at Colonial Williamsburg with a baseline. Listed below is some of my research and writings, so enjoy! [Read more…]

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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