Desiree is a 21 year old Museum Studies student at Arizona State University with a lot on her plate. When she’s not running three different blogs, interning in a museum, in class or working…
I was asked to interview with Museum Minute recently via twitter. Go check my interview out, and while you’re at it, have a slightly bigger picture of my current twitter icon/edited version of Asianhistory’s tumblr icon. I speak a little bit about what got me into museums, why I blog Asianhistory/UShistoryminuswhiteguys, and what my background as a Mexican-American means for me and my blogs.
I also got the Museum job I mentioned when I replied! Find me: @missmuseo on twitter, and themuseologist on tumblr.
Our new exhibition In Grand Style: Celebrations in Korean Art during the Joseon Dynasty opens next Friday. Want a sneak peek this weekend from the comfort of your home?
For those in the Bay Area, tune in—or set your DVR—to KGO-TV/ABC7 this Saturday night at 10:00 pm and watch “In Grand Style: Celebrating Korea,” a 30-minute special program shot on location in Korea. Hear Benu chef Corey Lee and Kimchi Chronicles’ Marja Vongerichten, designer Kuho Jung, architect Dijoon Hwang, and others offer insights on the exhibition’s relevance to contemporary Korean culture.
It will re-broadcast on Sunday at 6:30 pm. If this glimpse of a kimchi festival from the shoot doesn’t pique your interest, well…
I loved the Asian Art Museum. It’s such a shame I can’t afford to just pop over to San Francisco whenever I’d like to go see this! If you’re in town, however, you should go.
One of my favorite photos I took while at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. I’d write more but I’m supremely exhausted right now! That said, more to come. It was a wonderful museum.
Whew! I had some amazing adventures with the Morse Museum of American Art last week…
While everyone else chose to relax over spring break, I decided to go straight from midterms and job training to an internship. It seems counter-intuitive to a vacation trip, but in reality, I had an absolute blast working full time with the Education department instead of trying to manage chunks of school and school work.
A quick over view of my week with the Morse:
- Preparations for the Winter Park Art Festival, which included making samples of our festival art project, and decorating staff shoes with pain and “shiny bits”. I lovingly rendered my shoes to look like the Tiffany Peacock necklace on display at the museum:
The necklace has peacocks on the front facing side, and flamingos on the back, so naturally one of my shoes is done like a peacock, and the other in flamingo colors. The shoe decorating process received some odd looks, but it was a great project during breaks.
- I did some not so shiny things as well - stuffing envelopes, playing office tetris to find supplies, counting and prepping supplies, etc. General work!
- I got to sit in on the talk given by Dr. Richard Guy Wilson called “Gilded Age Design: Excess and Reform”. We made sure ahead of time that the set up looked alright, the tech was going to run as planned, and that the catered food was being taken care of. (It was delicious, naturally.)
- On Monday, when the museum was closed to visitors, I took another brief tour of the exhibits, including the brand new Art Nouveau exhibit. (I later met the curator, who was absolutely wonderful and discussed Graduate programs in the Decorative Arts and American art with me, as well as the head of the Education Department.)
- I worked both days of the Art festival all day long! On Friday I helped get the coffee (and offered to carry it back like a good intern), and both days I spent my time explaining what straw painting was, how the end of the project resembled Art Nouveau themes, and so on. You can see me wielding my primary color glass stain paints in my apron pocket.
- It was loads of fun and a lot of work, but we had so many kids and parents and even just excited adults do our art project and stop by the Museum’s open house.
- On my final half-day before I flew back home to Tempe, I got to see the storage facility and some of what’s kept there beyond supplies. Imagine my pleasant surprise when a stained glass window had been taken out and displayed in the storage rooms. It’s always amazing to get a small behind the scenes look at things, even if the reason you get it is because you’re storing the leftover art festival supplies. :)
All in all, it was an absolutely amazing and wonderful experience, and I loved every minute of it! I’m so glad I went.