To-Do List: Metris Arts

Metris Arts Consulting

We asked students and staff in the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage to give us a list of “luminaries”: people doing work that, even if it wasn’t explicitly framed as “public humanities,” still informed the ways we think about and value public humanities in theory and practice. In an attempt to learn more about what this exemplary work looks like on a day-to-day basis (and to make this labor more visible than it may typically be), we asked these luminaries to document a typical day at the office.

Metris Arts is a consulting group located in Easton, PA that “provides planning, research, and evaluation services to reveal arts impacts and help communities equitably improve cultural vitality.” Thanks for breaking down your Day of PH for us in this cool way!  

Would you like to share a story or a To-Do List with us? Day of Public Humanities 2017 is over, but we’re still interested in stories about how you work, how you keep track of work, and how you reflect on the work of public humanities! Email it to dayofPH@gmail.com or find us on Twitter @DayofPH! You can find more To-Do Lists on our blog here.

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To-Do List: Jennifer Czajkowski

Jennifer Czajkowski

We asked students and staff in the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage to give us a list of “luminaries”: people doing work that, even if it wasn’t explicitly framed as “public humanities,” still informed the ways we think about and value public humanities in theory and practice. In an attempt to learn more about what this exemplary work looks like on a day-to-day basis (and to make this labor more visible than it may typically be), we asked these luminaries to document a typical day at the office.

Jennifer Czajkowski is Vice President of Learning and Audience Engagement at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Jen was kind enough to walk us through a Thursday of work at the DIA. Thanks for supporting Day of PH, Jennifer!

Would you like to share a story or a To-Do List with us? Day of Public Humanities 2017 is over, but we’re still interested in stories about how you work, how you keep track of work, and how you reflect on the work of public humanities! Email it to dayofPH@gmail.com or find us on Twitter @DayofPH! You can find more To-Do Lists on our blog here.

To-Do List: Shey Rivera (AS220)

Shey Rivera

We asked students and staff in the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage to give us a list of “luminaries”: people doing work that, even if it wasn’t explicitly framed as “public humanities,” still informed the ways we think about and value public humanities in theory and practice. In an attempt to learn more about what this exemplary work looks like on a day-to-day basis (and to make this labor more visible than it may typically be), we asked these luminaries to document a typical day at the office.

Shey Rivera is the Artistic Director of AS220, a Providence artist-run organization “committed to providing an unjuried and uncensored forum for the arts.” AS220 is an awesome place and we’re grateful that Shey found time to document his work for our project. Thanks!

Would you like to share a story or a To-Do List with us? Day of Public Humanities 2017 is over, but we’re still interested in stories about how you work, how you keep track of work, and how you reflect on the work of public humanities! Email it to dayofPH@gmail.com or find us on Twitter @DayofPH! You can find more To-Do Lists on our blog here.

To-Do List: SueEllen Kroll

SueEllen Kroll

We asked students and staff in the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage to give us a list of “luminaries”: people doing work that, even if it wasn’t explicitly framed as “public humanities,” still informed the ways we think about and value public humanities in theory and practice. In an attempt to learn more about what this exemplary work looks like on a day-to-day basis (and to make this labor more visible than it may typically be), we asked these luminaries to document a typical day at the office.

SueEllen Kroll is Director of Grants and Strategic Partnerships at the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities. The JNBC is a partner on one of SueEllen’s current projects: Rhode Tour, a mobile app offering various place-based tours of Rhode Island history. Thanks for sharing your To-Do List from May 8th with us!

Would you like to share a story or a To-Do List with us? Day of Public Humanities 2017 is over, but we’re still interested in stories about how you work, how you keep track of work, and how you reflect on the work of public humanities! Email it to dayofPH@gmail.com or find us on Twitter @DayofPH! You can find more To-Do Lists on our blog here.

Doing Public Humanities To-Do List and Exhibit at Brown University

Doing Public Humanities (Brown University’s “Public Humans”)

On May 9th, 2017, members of Brown University’s John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage organized several events tied to Day of Public Humanities. Doing Public Humanities (by Jim McGrath, Robyn Schroeder, and Inge Zwart) was “a public performance art installation on the Main Green, featuring public humanists working at or near a desk.”

“Doing Public Humanities” Exhibit Label

 

“Doing Public Humanities” exhibit and exhibit label

Part of our exhibition involved completing a To-Do List documenting the work that all of our “performers” completed over the course of the day. The Day of Public Humanities team would like to thank everyone who participated in this exhibition: Susan Smulyan, Sabina Griffin, Ron Potvin, Marisa Angell Brown, Emily Sellon, Maggie Unverzagt Goddard, and Bryn Pernot! Special thanks especially goes out to the JNBC, who graciously agreed to hold their weekly staff meeting outdoors on a chilly and rainy Providence morning!

Bryn Pernot shows her work to Robyn Schroeder and Brigitte Santana during her hour “performing” public humanities work at our “Doing Public Humanities” exhibit.

JNBC staff (Susan Smulyan, Marisa Angell Brown, Sabina Griffin, Ron Potvin, and Robyn Schroeder) “performing” as part of “Doing Public Humanities.”

To-Do List: Nina Simon

Nina Simon

We asked students and staff in the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage to give us a list of “luminaries”: people doing work that, even if it wasn’t explicitly framed as “public humanities,” still informed the ways we think about and value public humanities in theory and practice. In an attempt to learn more about what this exemplary work looks like on a day-to-day basis (and to make this labor more visible than it may typically be), we asked these luminaries to document a typical day at the office.

Nina Simon designs and researches participatory, community-based institutions. She is the Executive Director of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & Art History and the author of The Participatory Museum and The Art of Relevance. Thanks for sharing your To-Do List with us, Nina! Hopefully mimosas are on today’s list! 🙂

Would you like to share a story or a To-Do List with us? Day of Public Humanities 2017 is over, but we’re still interested in stories about how you work, how you keep track of work, and how you reflect on the work of public humanities! Email it to dayofPH@gmail.com or find us on Twitter @DayofPH! You can find more To-Do Lists on our blog here.

To-Do List: Beverly Serrell

Beverly Serrell

We asked students and staff in the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage to give us a list of “luminaries”: people doing work that, even if it wasn’t explicitly framed as “public humanities,” still informed the ways we think about and value public humanities in theory and practice. In an attempt to learn more about what this exemplary work looks like on a day-to-day basis (and to make this labor more visible than it may typically be), we asked these luminaries to document a typical day at the office.

Beverly Serrell is the author of Exhibit Label: An Interpretive Approach. She has worked in various capacities as a museum exhibit consultant, as head of a museum education department, and as a facilitator of workshops on best practices for designing engaging exhibitions. Thanks for sending us a card, Beverly!

Would you like to share a story or a To-Do List with us? Day of Public Humanities 2017 is over, but we’re still interested in stories about how you work, how you keep track of work, and how you reflect on the work of public humanities! Email it to dayofPH@gmail.com or find us on Twitter @DayofPH! You can find more To-Do Lists on our blog here.

To-Do List: Heather Hart

Heather Hart

We asked students and staff in the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage to give us a list of “luminaries”: people doing work that, even if it wasn’t explicitly framed as “public humanities,” still informed the ways we think about and value public humanities in theory and practice. In an attempt to learn more about what this exemplary work looks like on a day-to-day basis (and to make this labor more visible than it may typically be), we asked these luminaries to document a typical day at the office.

Heather Hart is an artist whose work “explores nostalgic futurism, amalgams of distorted traditions and symbols, handed down and mashed-up to fit our prospective needs.” Thanks for providing us with a glimpse of a day in your life, Heather!

Would you like to share a story or a To-Do List with us? Day of Public Humanities 2017 is over, but we’re still interested in stories about how you work, how you keep track of work, and how you reflect on the work of public humanities! Email it to dayofPH@gmail.com or find us on Twitter @DayofPH! You can find more To-Do Lists on our blog here.

To-Do List: Oregon Humanities

Oregon Humanities

We asked students and staff in the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage to give us a list of “luminaries”: people doing work that, even if it wasn’t explicitly framed as “public humanities,” still informed the ways we think about and value public humanities in theory and practice. In an attempt to learn more about what this exemplary work looks like on a day-to-day basis (and to make this labor more visible than it may typically be), we asked these luminaries to document a typical day at the office.

Oregon Humanities (well, someone from their organization!) was kind enough to share their thoughts on public humanities with our project. Oregon Humanities “connects Oregonians to ideas that change lives and transform communities” through public conversations and programming. As they note on the postcard above, “At Oregon Humanities, we get people thinking, talking, and listening — across differences — about what things mean for how we live together.” Thanks for writing us!

Would you like to share a story or a To-Do List with us? Day of Public Humanities 2017 is over, but we’re still interested in stories about how you work, how you keep track of work, and how you reflect on the work of public humanities! Email it to dayofPH@gmail.com or find us on Twitter @DayofPH! You can find more To-Do Lists on our blog here.

To-Do List: Rainey Tisdale

Rainey Tisdale

We asked students and staff in the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage to give us a list of “luminaries”: people doing work that, even if it wasn’t explicitly framed as “public humanities,” still informed the ways we think about and value public humanities in theory and practice. In an attempt to learn more about what this exemplary work looks like on a day-to-day basis (and to make this labor more visible than it may typically be), we asked these luminaries to document a typical day at the office.

Rainey Tisdale documented a day in her life as a “public human.” She is a Boston-based independent museum professional and museum consultant who is best-known for her work with cities, objects, and creativity. She has taught in the Museum Studies Graduate program at Tufts University and for our Public Humanities program here at Brown, and she is the co-author (with Linda Norris) of the book Creativity in Museum Practice. Thanks Rainey!

Would you like to share your To-Do List with us? Email it to dayofPH@gmail.com or find us on Twitter @DayofPH! And don’t forget to join us on May 9th for #DayofPH! You can find more To-Do Lists on our blog here.