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Revitalize Your Historic Site <br />Through Contemporary Art<br />Heather Leavell, Curator, Peabody Historical Society<br ...
Historic Interpretation: <br />Contemporary Artist Interpret the Historic Collection<br />and Lessons Learned<br />Peabody...
1710-2010<br />The White-Ellery House at 300<br />
Cape Ann Museum  27 Pleasant Street, Gloucester, MA<br />
st<br />Stev<br />Captain Elias Davis House, 1804<br />                          Steve Rosenthal photo <br />
Fitz Henry Lane (1804-1865), Babson and Ellery Houses, Gloucester, 1863. Oil on canvas.  Collection of the Cape Ann Museum...
White-Ellery House, 1880s<br />
White-Ellery House, 1947<br />
White-Ellery House, 2007<br />
White-Ellery House, 2009<br />
     White-Ellery House, 2010<br />
Rose Marie Glen, Chrysalis<br />
Juni Van Dyke, Rose Baker Senior Center<br />
Joy Halstead<br />
Sarah Hollis Perry<br />
Chris Williams<br />
Susan Erony, Fragments<br />
Veronica Morgan, Preservation Memoirs<br />
Stevens Brosnihan, White Ellery IlluminatedStevens Brosnihan photos<br />
Paul Cary Goldberg, The Big O<br />
Susan Erony, The Man who loved Gloucester<br />
Descendents of the Ellery Family<br />
Niho<br />Kozuru<br />
An exhibition of commissioned artworks that reflect on the assembled histories of the Nightingale-Brown House.<br />Carla ...
Revitalize Your Historic Site <br />Through Contemporary Art<br />www.revitalizinghistoricsites.blogspot.com<br />On Faceb...
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Revitalize Your Historic Site Through Contemporary Art: New England Museum Association Conference, November 2010

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Revitalize Your Historic Site Through Contemporary Art, New England Museum Association Conference, November 2011.

Featuring:
Heather Leavell (Peabody Historical Society, Peabody, MA),
Ronda Faloon (Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester, MA),
Rose Marie Glen (Artist, Gloucester, MA),
Niho Kozuru (Artist, Greater Boston, MA),
and Meg Rotzel (Curator, Greater Boston, MA),
and Kate Laurel (Burgess) Mac Intosh (Session Chair; Revitalizing Historic Sites Through Contemporary Art, blog and Facebook).

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  • Art+History was an exhibition and community programming series about the processes of interpreting history. The John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage commissioned Carla Herrera-Prats and Jill Slosburg-Ackerman to make new artworks influenced by the physical and historical parameters of theNightingale-Brown House. Built in 1792 and boasting gardens designed by the Olmstead landscape design firm, it was home to five generations of the Brown family and now houses the JNBC. By focusing on the interpretation of both the processes and products of making artwork in a historic location, Art+History explored what happens when new hands rifle through and re-fold the contents of a historic home.
  • One of the goals of the exhibit was to test new models for enlivening the historic house museum. In addition to its function as a student center, the NB House is also a traditional stately home. It is open to the public for tours (of the first floor) and features some fine examples of colonial and colonial revival architecture and decorative furnishings.
  • The exhibit was curated by Meg Rotzel and Rosemary Branson Gill, graduate students in Brown’s public humanities M.A. program. In addition to an art exhibition, Art+History was also a laboratory for re-thinking historical house interpretation, suggesting a way that historic sites and arts organizations can incorporate new voices and audiences in the creation of narratives about shared pasts. To those ends the JNBC conceived an interpretation program that targets children, teenagers, students, humanities professionals, and the general public. This programming included lectures (Fall 2008), a workshop series for young adults, the final exhibition, and elementary school tours.The exhibit and programming series was a laboratory for public humanities students to test their ideas and gain the practical skills they would need in their future careers as curators, educators, museum staff, public historians, and other stewards of cultural heritage. (These posters are from some of the JNBC’s students’ past programs and exhibits.)
  • Here is an interior of one of the rooms. The curators of the project, Meg Rotzel and Rosie Branson Gill, commissioned two artists to create site-specific works of art that contend with the house’s history and/or its furnishings. Art+History comprised several educational programs. We designed and implemented curriculum and site visit introducing students to the house and artworks. We also hosted a fall series of lunchtime artists talks with the Providence Athenaeum. We also developed a partnership with New Urban Arts, Providence’s widely recognized afterschool art program; in the program, students at NUA created their own site specific work of art at the NUA building.
  • Famous Zuberwoodblocked wallpaper. But there are larger stories behind the objects in the home. The Browns made their fortune in trade, specifically the provisioning trade with the Caribbean, the slave trade and especially the China trade. We found that introducing site-specific contemporary artwork as a way to unlock the hidden narratives of the space.
  • Import/Export
  • Installation with Carla, Meg and Rosie. The exhibit also presented logistical and practical challenges that Meg will talk about shortly.
  • Visitors listening to Carla’s piece
  • Visitor inspecting one of the pieces featured in Import/Export
  • Students visiting Art+History
  • Transcript of "Revitalize Your Historic Site Through Contemporary Art: New England Museum Association Conference, November 2010"

    1. 1. Revitalize Your Historic Site <br />Through Contemporary Art<br />Heather Leavell, Curator, Peabody Historical Society<br />Ronda Faloon, Director, Cape Ann Museum<br />Rose-Marie Glen, Artist<br />NihoKozuru, Artist<br />Meg Rotzel, Independent Curator<br />Kate Laurel Burgess, Session Chair<br />Independent Curator & Researcher: <br />Revitalizing Historic Sites Through Contemporary Art<br />
    2. 2. Historic Interpretation: <br />Contemporary Artist Interpret the Historic Collection<br />and Lessons Learned<br />Peabody Historical Society & Museum<br />Peabody, Massachusetts<br />Heather Leavell<br />Curator<br />
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    16. 16. 1710-2010<br />The White-Ellery House at 300<br />
    17. 17. Cape Ann Museum 27 Pleasant Street, Gloucester, MA<br />
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    20. 20. st<br />Stev<br />Captain Elias Davis House, 1804<br /> Steve Rosenthal photo <br />
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    23. 23. Fitz Henry Lane (1804-1865), Babson and Ellery Houses, Gloucester, 1863. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Cape Ann Museum.<br />
    24. 24. White-Ellery House, 1880s<br />
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    26. 26. White-Ellery House, 1947<br />
    27. 27. White-Ellery House, 2007<br />
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    35. 35. White-Ellery House, 2010<br />
    36. 36. Rose Marie Glen, Chrysalis<br />
    37. 37. Juni Van Dyke, Rose Baker Senior Center<br />
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    41. 41. Joy Halstead<br />
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    54. 54. Chris Williams<br />
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    57. 57. Susan Erony, Fragments<br />
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    60. 60. Veronica Morgan, Preservation Memoirs<br />
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    62. 62. Stevens Brosnihan, White Ellery IlluminatedStevens Brosnihan photos<br />
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    65. 65. Paul Cary Goldberg, The Big O<br />
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    67. 67. Susan Erony, The Man who loved Gloucester<br />
    68. 68. Descendents of the Ellery Family<br />
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    98. 98. An exhibition of commissioned artworks that reflect on the assembled histories of the Nightingale-Brown House.<br />Carla Herrera-Prats<br />Keep the word vanishing until the end<br />Jill Slosburg-Ackerman<br />Import/Export<br />Rosie Branson-Gill and Meg Rotzel, curators<br />Leah Nahmias, educator<br />www.artplushistory.wordpress.com<br />
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    111. 111. Revitalize Your Historic Site <br />Through Contemporary Art<br />www.revitalizinghistoricsites.blogspot.com<br />On Facebook: <br />“Revitalize Historic Sites<br />Through Contemporary Art”<br />
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