UPSTATE ART WEEKEND
August 29-30, 2020
I assisted the team at STONELEAF RETREAT in Kingston, NY to organize the inaugural Upstate Art Weekend, a weekend event promoting creative spaces in the Hudson Valley by providing a curated road map for those wanting to explore and enjoy art in the region. Some of my tasks included:
Designing and implementing a social media plan
Composing Instagram posts for each participating organization and Local Favorites, recommendations of places to eat, shop, and stay from Hudson Valley locals.
Creating intricate Instagram stories for each participating organization and organizing story highlights
Efficiently collating all participant information for the website
The weekend was a huge success, with over 350 people visiting various organizations over the two days!
Nu accroupi devant un aquarium (Nu aux poissons rouges),
by Henri Matisse
Final assignment for Collections Management: identify and assess a work of art's condition and estimate fair market value based on your analysis.
East River from the Shelton Hotel, by Georgia O'Keefe
A valuation report of O'Keefe's 1928 painting, including description, provenance, comparables, and analysis of fair market value.
Titian and His Market: How the Artist's Works Were Sold During His Lifetime vs. Today
An essay on Titian's marketability while he was alive and working vs. how sales for his works changed in recent history.
The Elgin Marbles: A Question of Repatriation
In this final essay for Art & Museums Today, Haley explores the conflict behind the Elgin Marbles, pieces of sculpture infamously looted from the parthenon in Greece in the 19th Century. Haley received a 100% on this paper, with the following comment from the professor:
"Haley - your essay was deeply researched, thoughtful, and artfully composed; a pleasure to read. Your writing is primed for graduate school and I hope you are considering next steps. Really excellent work."
Female Photographers Challenge Our Perspective of the Arab World
A critique of the photography exhibition She Who Tells a Story, on view at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in the Fall of 2013.
Art Repatriation: A Question of International Ownership
Written in conjunction with the previous essay, this one focuses on the topic of art repatriation but within a philosophical context. With a focus on ethical practices in the world of fine art and art law, this essay explores the pros and cons of repatriating artworks and argues the case for each side.
Caravaggio's Self Portraits in Religious Work
An exploration of the use of the self portrait in Caravaggio's religious paintings, this paper explores the possible significance behind the artist's insertion of himself into religious scenes. The thesis hypothesizes that the artist, a man who conspicuously indulged in earthly pleasures and hedonism, paints himself into certain works to make himself seem more likable in a religious context.
Changes Throughout the 19th Century
An exploration of the roles of different artists from 1800-1877, including David, Goya, & Caillebotte.
La Maja Desnuda y La Maja Vestida
Comparing Goya's two Maja paintings, one fully clothed, the other a full-body nude.
Michelangelo vs. Bernini
A comparison of two of the most accomplished and well-known artists of the Renaissance and Baroque periods.