Museum and Exhibition Experience
Special events assistant, Bruce Museum of Arts and Science, Greenwich, CT
Special events assistant, Stamford Museum & Nature Center, Stamford, CT
I assisted with similar educational programming at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center and Bruce Museum of Arts and Science, Stamford and Greenwich, Connecticut, respectively. As a special events assistant at both museums, I filled various roles as needed depending on the nature of the occasion, whether it was a gallery opening, lecture, wedding, or fundraising event. I worked as a gallery attendant, tour guide, checked in guest-list attendees, managed crowd flow, and also served as bartender and assistant cook.
Special event assistant, Stamford Museum & Nature Center
Intern, Panopticon Gallery, Boston, MA
At Panopticon Gallery in Boston, Massachusetts. I assisted the Gallery Director, Shannon McDonald, with the inventory reconciliation of photographs by African-American photojournalist Ernest C. Withers, who documented life in the segregated South, including iconic images of the Montgomery bus boycott, Emmett Till, Memphis sanitation strike, the Negro league baseball, and the Memphis music scene. I also learned the correct procedures for packing and shipping artworks and was introduced to copyright, licensing, and insurance.
With Shannon McDonald, former Gallery Director, Panopticon Gallery, Boston
Research intern, Greek Bronze-Age ceramics, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Researcher and cataloger, Iron-Age small finds fromTell Beit Mirsim (Israel)
Kelso Museum of Near Eastern Archaeology, Pittsburgh, PA
At Harvard University’s Arthur M. Sackler Museum in Cambridge, Massachusetts. I entered hand-written and old (type-writer) acquisition information into the Museum’s database. I identified the vessel morphology and decorative motifs according to the literature. I also added bibliographic parallels for vessel shape, decoration, and possible origins of the vessels.
Volunteer, Photo Antiquities Museum of Photographic History, Pittsburgh, PA
I volunteered at Photo Antiquities Museum of Photographic History by helping research, catalog, and organize recently acquired antique flash bulbs and inventory miscellaneous donated equipment.
Art Ventures staff member, Education Department, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
After my undergraduate studies, I worked as staff member in the Education Department of the Carnegie Museum of Art for ARTventures. This program is designed to help parents with young children to discuss and explain the art currently exhibited in the galleries though hands-on activities in or near the galleries themselves.
ARTventures hands-on activities with children, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
ARTventures guide ready for your questions, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
Student Editorial Board Member, 1998/1999 Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, PA
I began my museum experience as student Editorial Board Member for the 1998/1999 Carnegie International at the Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the oldest North American exhibition of contemporary art from around the world held every five years. We curated an exhibition and produced a publication of student (high-school) responses to the exhibition.
Curated Exhibitions
Photographs: Pagonis and Panagakos, The Greek Institute, Cambridge, MA, May
Pittsburgh: Bikes, Punks, Tea, Shows, and Activism, The Mr. Roboto Project, Wilkinsburg, PA, June
I curated two shows based on particular themes. The first was a mixed-media art show and concert that featured artists involved in the Mr. Roboto Project, a cooperatively-run show and gallery space then located in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania. The other was a photography exhibition centered on Hellenic themes by Greek-American artists Garyfallia Pagonis and George Panagakos held at the Greek Institute, a non-profit cultural and educational institution aimed at raising a greater awareness and understanding of the Greek culture and achievements from antiquity to the present, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. These two shows reflect my love of my hometown and appreciation of my new interests abroad.
George Panagakos, Boston
Pittsburgh. Bikes, Punks, Tea, Shows, and Activism flyer
Juried & Group Exhibitions
9th Annual Juried Photography Show, University of Connecticut Art Gallery, Stamford, CT, January 12–February 16
Wilton Arts Council Focus ʼ17 Juried Photography Exhibition, Wilton Library, Wilton, CT, March 1–31
Exchange: Emerging and Established Artists Come Together, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh Group Show, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, February 5–April 24, collaboration with Karen Kaighin
Group Show, Modern Formations Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, April
Group Thesis Exhibition, Olive Tjaden Gallery, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, May
Senior photography editor, The Cornellian, Ithaca, NY
Gold Key at Nationals, Scholastics Art & Writing Awards
My artwork has been exhibited in galleries in solo and group shows in Pittsburgh, New York, and Connecticut. For my solo exhibitions, I framed and hung my own pieces. My published photographs can be found in the 2005 and 2006 editions of The Cornellian.
Color Photograph, University of Connecticut Art Gallery, Stamford, CT
Color Photograph, Wilton Library, Wilton, CT
Exchange. Emerging and Established Artists Come Together flyer
Group show, Olive Tjaden Gallery, Cornell University
Solo Exhibitions
What Next?-Recent Work and Portfolios, Experimental Gallery, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, January
Two Cities through New Eyes: Color Work, Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) High School, Pittsburgh, PA, March
Exhibition Experience
My museum and exhibition experience and interest deals primarily with the research and display of archaeological artifacts and exhibiting fine art photography. As a Museum Studies student at Brandeis University, I learned about the museum exhibition processes, with special focus on the display of cultural and ethnic artifacts. I helped prepare pieces of American Southwest art from the University’s Material Culture Study Center collection for rotating display in the anthropology department.
Hopi Dance Wand, Mamzrau Society, c. 1910, front
My other museum experience is “behind-the-scenes” work, such as cataloging, research, and database entry. All of these tasks I performed as at the Kelso Museum of Near Eastern Archaeology, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and as a research intern in the Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Harvard University, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
I prepared the Neolithic material from the archaeological site of Halai in Fthiotida, Greece for storage and transfer to the Atalanti museum, and created a proposal for the display of the material from the site.
Completed preparation of Neolithic material for transfer to and storage in the Atalanti Museum
Halai Proposed gallery layout for the display of finds from Halai
At the Institute for Aegean Prehistory Study Center for East Crete, I was continually engaged with all steps of the excavation to publication processes. I excavated material, washed it, sorted it, found pottery joins, photographed it, made illustrations, researched comparanda, presented at conferences and published the material.
I also created informational images for the new archaeological museum in Sitea, Crete, and I designed a display case for the renovated archaeological museum in Ierapertra, Crete for objects from the Chryssi excavation
Mock museum case for the Ierapetra Archeological Museum
Map showing the distribution of Theran ash for display in the Sitea Archaeological Museum
I would like to thank the scholars who gave me permission to use images that I made for their projects on this website, friends and colleagues who took pictures of me in action, and all those who encouraged and helped me over the years.
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