I stood up in front of a hundred curious, gleaming eyes. “Hey guys,” I began, “I’m going to show you why the trombone is the coolest brass instrument ever!” I immediately whipped the slide out and performed a series of sequential glissandos, each one with more vigor than the last. That morning, I was performing with my school’s jazz band at the KIPP Elementary Academy in Philadelphia. Over a decade passed since I had last stepped foot in a Philadelphia school, when I attended the James Dobson School in kindergarten, yet the cozy gymnasium and the children’s crisp uniforms instantly evoked memories of my childhood. But one thing I did not remember from the past was having the opportunity to experience jazz at a young age. Thus, I desperately wanted to display the awesome power of brass instruments that is the soul of jazz music and inspire the kids to partake in the timelessly euphoric journey of music that I am blessed to have taken.
My skills as a patient, independent problem solver who is both confident and knowledgeable in both the Royal Ontario Museum's history and collections will contribute to my success as a volunteer assistant. By working at an overnight camp, I have learned to be patient with children in a variety of situations such as high stress and lack of rest. After babysitting an assortment of clients over the course of three years. I have become an experienced and confident independent problem solver. Being a lifelong member at the Royal Ontario Museum and having attended many ROMkids programs, I am at total ease and have developed a thorough understanding of the ROM layout and the history behind gallery artifacts. My demonstration of patience, problem-solving,
I learned a lot from this trip. It was an unforgettable moment. I loved that Mr. Bierly presented all the pieces then for a person who was the first time visited a museum, I felt that was the best and even for others then already had been in one .I am very sure, it was better and more instructive. I liked that we could have our time to explore more pieces then tried to apply what Mr. Bierly taught in class. One thing that I experienced in the trip, while he was explaining each pieces of art, I was able to understand then apply my knowledge on it. I really enjoyed time in the
My school is an academy that focuses on two of the major intelligence groups. The goal of this school is to give people the specific training and education needed to be more successful with their future endeavors. My school’s name is The NYC Fine Arts Academy. It is located in New York City, New York. It’s located there because people typically go to New York to make their dreams come true. My school focuses on the musical and language intelligences.
I would actually like to take a moment and thank you the instructor for creating a chance for me to expand my horizon and perspective on life. As I walked down the tall deceptive hallways I reminisced about how I would rather be somewhere else, but as I continued along my journey evaluating and absorbing all of the different masterpieces. I slowly began to appreciate my chance to look over these works of art and remanence about how they became into being, and how their journey had landed them in a museum for me to observe and critically analyze them to try and understand the motive and meaning behind
When I left for New York City 25 years ago, it was a temporary escape from my emotional and turbulent home life — a momentary pause to regroup before returning to finish my studies at UCLA. Instead, I unexpectedly faced a heart problem, Wolf Parkinson’s White Syndrome, which landed me in the emergency room. The surgery that should have cured me went awry, leaving me in need of a pacemaker. It was three years before I was able to have one implanted and start living an active life. I was 27.
I was employed at the Cincinnati Art Museum (CAM) during my undergraduate years and learned so much about non-profit institutions and museums. During this time I was also fortunate enough to be invited to join a UC group that was reinstalling the Cincinnati Art Museum's permanent antiquities galleries i.e. Ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome. I was responsible for the display about daily life: athletics, warfare, dining, and
For as long as I can remember, I have felt a strong desire to express myself creatively. As a naturally observant and imaginative person, I never doubted that I would find my passion in life through art. Filled with a need to share my perspective of the surrounding world, I tried out many different art forms in search of one that truly connected with me. I probably should have realized early on that photography would be in my future, after all, my father was a professional photographer and Art Center graduate. I vividly remember as a young child spending countless days hanging out in his studio after school, watching him set up his shots and chatting with clients.
“Which is it today, Baylee,” my mother said, “an actor or an author?” It was career day at my elementary school, and I was having a hard time deciding which profession to dress up as.
When I graduated from high school I wasn’t sure what I wanted to pursue in my future plans. I knew drawing comics interested me, but was told countless times from the peers around me to strive for a more universal degree such as graphic design or animation. Even though I was against the idea at first, I soon decided that would be wise advice to follow. This is where I made a mistake, I started to lose interest and it felt as if nothing had changed since high school. I can now look back from this experience and see where this was a major learning curve in my life. Soon after starting college my family needed extra assistance at home so I decided to take a break from my education and help my family by getting a job while also helping out at home with our former family business. Through this experience I truly learned a great deal. The people I met, and the experiences I
During my residency experience, I had the opportunity to consult on various projects and observe the administrative structure at the museum. I was impressed with the museum’s culture of cultivating risk-taking projects through team building partnerships that allow the public to engage with history, culture and science in various ways.
The first time I visited a museum was in 2001, during elementary school. My mother took me to the National Museum of Cultures in Mexico, City (Museo Nacional de las Culturas del Mundo). In this delightful building, they had an exceptional and extraordinary exhibition, including Japanese culture and the country´s finest heritage. I consider, reading all the museum labels during the tour, provided my childhood inspiration by the compelling history of Japan.
In my “career” in fashion, I've had the pleasure of being able to intern in both a fashion gallery and an art studio. I've also had the opportunity to take sewing and art classes outside and inside of school. I’ve tried to surround myself with all things fashion, including my room; my parents constantly get on to me to do something with my assortment of fashion magazines. In filling myself with everything fashion, I've started to want more from myself and my designs. I can sew and draw, even needlepoint; but I want to be able to do more. I want to be able to mix all of these elements together, including embroidering and knitting. I also want to be able to push myself to my max by establishing skills that I can add to my pieces that set me apart
Visiting the museum has always been an outlet for this interest. I am an excellent researcher and also enjoy researching, in school I am always researching art and history and I continued this task during my Teen Ternship experience. I would love to be considered for an intern position so that I could work with the Curatorial Department to assist you and challenge myself with a myriad of tasks, and I am confident that my background in education will provide a unique
Before we can assess the roles of a museum, what exactly is the institution? Didier Maleuvre explains museums as, “devoted to the protection, preservation, exhibition, and furtherance of what a community agrees to identify as works of art” (Maleuvre 9). As we develop new modes of interaction and technological advancements, are museums that provide interactive experiences and art works not included in this explanation? I certainly do not think so. Audience engagement should not be feared but promoted; the trouble, though, is finding the right balance. Maleuvre also believes that it was the museum’s responsibility to challenge the status quo, and its own cultural identity, which, provides further cause for change as museums have moved away from