The Gund Associates program at Kenyon College’s Gund Gallery offers student interns a chance to engage with all aspects of museum work. Organized into several teams, Associates address real-world problems and projects. Every year, the Curatorial team takes on a new challenge centered on curatorial objectives established by the Gund Gallery’s museum staff. Inspired by the curatorial research and concepts formulated in an alumnae show proposal by the Chair of Faculty and Studio Art Professor Marcella Hackbardt, the Curatorial team selected artists and artwork for a year-long series of exhibitions. Marking the 50th anniversary of the acceptance of women students at Kenyon College, Alumnae: 50 Years celebrates five decades of women’s impact on Kenyon College. Featuring the work of 9 artists, the series explores the interaction between bodies and the environments they inhabit, ranging from the body as an industrial being in the natural environment to a woman’s body as a commodity in the political arena. I propose to present the curatorial steps and outcomes of our team’s process in a poster session at the 2020 AAMG Annual Conference.
Rebekah Utian, Associate Leader, Gund Gallery at Kenyon College