Yet another exciting week at The Frye Art Museum. My last two weeks has been spent diving into the
history of the museum, which started for our history paper. It has now turned
into something far more. As I have uncovered more and more information about Emma
and Charles, the founders of the museum, I become more enthralled in the
history of the couple as well as the museum itself. Not only did the Frye’s
build this whole museum on their own personal collection and estate, but they
have put their life into their dreams of showing the public the love art can
bring. Even after death Charles is contributing by the direction he put in his
will for the museum and the art in its collection. Although many museums have
tried to come in and “purchase” many of these piece, it has been impossible for
them to acquire anything from the collection due to all of the instructions put
in his will. Other points Charles made in his testament of the museum are the
lighting must be natural, the admission must be free to the public, and no
abstract art can be added into the collection. The rules have been kept over
the years and through many different directors. The history of the Frye’s
themselves is amazing, with all of their accomplishments. I have been
continuing in my research after this assignment out of my own interest. I am
now applying for an internship at the museum due to my new found love for the
works. This museum is true to its patrons and I would love to work in such a
tight nit community of art such as The Frye Museum.
Attened the Exhibition talks of Eternity and Commoner and Of Breath and Rain (3 hours). Received my books for my Museum History Assignment and started reading those books and
researching for the assignment (4 hours).
Sunday- Rest day.
Researched for my Museum History Assignment (two hours). Worked on/typed very rough draft for History Assignment (two hours). Worked on my They Say Assignment to prepare for my peer partner meeting tomorrow (two hours).
Worked on researching for my Museum History Assignment (two hours). Met with my peer partner, Hannah Baker, reviewing my They Say (two hours). Went to campus to revise my They Say assignment (one hour). Continued editing my rough draft of my History Assignment turning it
into a second rough draft (two hours).
Spent my afternoon at The Frye Art Museum speaking with staff about published books on the museum and acquiring them (one hour). Attended exhibits in session (two hours). Worked on field journal (two hours). Worked on my final draft of my Museum History Assignment (3 hours).
Finished my Final Museum History Assignment (three hours). Worked on and Finished my works cited page for my Museum History Assignment (two hours). Worked on my Field Journal at The Frye (two hours). Attended a presentation at the museum: Chaos and Order: German Painting Between the Wars/ Expressionism Unravels. (2.5 hours)
Hours= 37.5 hours