Introducing Curator’s Corner and Collections Connection!

Written by Arts Management Intern Diana Kate Karsanow

Take a look into Miami University Art Museum’s permanent collection like never before! Curator’s Corner and Collections Connection are two new video series the Art Museum has introduced to keep its audience engaged with art and culture while staying safe at home!

Curator’s Corner is a weekly video featuring Jason E. Shaiman, MUAM’s Curator of Exhibitions, discussing the historical and cultural significance of the artworks on display in the Art History at a Glance exhibition! So far, Shaiman has discussed an illuminated manuscript leaf from the 15th century, Albrecht Durer’s The Man of Sorrows Mocked by a Soldier, and Joos Van Cleve’s Madonna and Child. In just under 3 minutes, you can learn amazing facts and stories about the objects in this exhibition and see the variety of artwork displayed at MUAM.

Collections Connection takes the viewer behind-the-scenes of the gallery space into the world of MUAM’s permanent collection. Laura Stewart, the Art Museum’s Collections Manager and Registrar, shares with the audience information on select artworks not currently on display at the museum. In her first two episodes, Stewart presents Clementine Hunter’s Baptismal painting and Claes Oldenburg ‘s Proposal for a Colossal Monument in the Form of a Typewriter Eraser for Alcatraz. Collection’s Connection gives viewers a glimpse into the immense permanent collection of MUAM that most people will never get access to, so it is a great opportunity for all!

I highly recommend Curator’s Corner and Collections Connection to students interested in art, architecture, art history, museum studies, history, anthropology, and sociology; as well as anyone else looking for something fun and educational to watch at home!

Thank you Jason E. Shaiman and Laura Stewart for taking the time to share with us your expertise on the art objects at the Art Museum! We can’t wait to see what else the incredible Art Museum staff has in store!

Curator’s Corner and Collections Connection videos are posted on the Art Museum’s YouTube page and Facebook page every week!

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