Using Art Objects to Curate Life Memories

Moderators: Ellen Kosmer and Honoré David
Role of participants: No one will have the same collection.  Pick out 8- 10 objects that you feel have influenced your life by having encountered them.  Buildings you have come across, paintings, sculptures, photographs that come to mind as you review your own private history. Then share your exhibit with others in the seminar. You may use PowerPoint, books, or even postcards to illustrate your exhibition.
Number of participants (including the moderator): 18
Time: Mondays, 10:00 am–noon
Place: Loomis Village, 3rd Floor Conference Room, 20 Bayon Drive (off Route 116), South Hadley
Parking: Ample parking on site

The entire world of art is open to you. With money as no object, curate your own museum. Tell your life story through your own memories of paintings, sculptures, parts of buildings (a window at Chartres, a panel from the Baptistery at Florence), objects you have experienced. How did these works influence you? Was it their style, subject matter, your encounter with them, the way they were depicted? The only history you can truly know is your own! Show it to us in your exhibition!

Read about the objects chosen, then give a twenty minute presentation of the exhibit you have curated, with questions and discussion. The only history you can truly know is your own!

Format: Seminar

Resources: N/A

The moderators: Ellen Kosmer is a retired professor of art history at Worcester State University. Honoré David is a retired museum educator and arts programs manager.

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