Social Media @ American Art: Meet the Team
Jennifer assists the museum’s curators with a variety of tasks related to exhibitions, including artist research, catalogue preparation, and overseeing artwork checklists. She also answers public queries about the permanent collection. Jennifer is also pursuing a Masters in Library Science and Special Collections from the University of Illinois. When not working or studying, she loves horseback riding, wine tasting, and playing with her two rescue dogs.
Bridget works in the Luce Foundation Center where she coordinates artwork replacement and writes content for the Center's in-gallery kiosks and website. She also contributes to the museum's blog, Eye Level, writing mainly about her love of folk art. In her free time, Bridget visits the pandas at the Zoo, reads fashion blogs, and attempts to bake the most perfect loaf of bread ever.
Tierney loves how she gets to do so many things while working in the Luce Foundation Center, from researching and writing about pieces in the museum's collection (she especially loves modern art) to coordinating the Luce Center's local artist talks and its acoustic music series, Luce Unplugged. Tierney often writes about these programs for the museum's blog Eye Level. She recently learned how to sew, enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending time with her growing number of nieces and nephews.
Mary works in the Luce Foundation Center and gets to create scavenger hunts, give tours, and research artwork for the museum. She puts her studio art background to good use when she leads the weekly Draw and Discover sketching workshop complete with drawing exercises and a group discussion. In her free time she enjoys experimenting with new recipes and playing video games.
Christopher has the great fortune to work on the fourth floor of the American Art Museum in the Lunder Conservation Center. As the Program Coordinator for the center, Chris organizes special programs for the general public, scholarly groups, and museum colleagues in an effort to bolster and convey the work that is done by the museum’s conservators. Chris also gets to work with specialists from other museums and institutions to address and promote topics of interest to conservation groups around the world. When not at the museum, Chris enjoys constructing historical dioramas and collecting stamps.
As the newest addition to the Luce Foundation Center, Erin enjoys taking part in the different ways visitors experience the museum’s collection, from audio tours and scavenger hunts to art talks and musical performances. She’s happiest when others share in her excitement of American art, history, music, and film. This is also why, when she’s not wandering around the Luce Center, you could probably find her seeking refuge at a museum, concert, or movie theater. Erin also appreciates a good nap, hopefully not at any of the previously mentioned places.
Interns in the media and technology office and in the Luce Foundation Center for American Art assist with a variety of web ands social media activities, including creating content for Tumblr, Pinterest, Twitter, and more.