January 2015: Mr. Robert Bunkin, Behind the Scenes: Developing an Exhibition at the Staten Island Museum
Image Credit:Staten Island Museum, Building A at Snug Harbor, Ralph Appelbaum Associates Inc.
January 18, 2015 at 3pm
The Dr. George G. Hackman Memorial Lecture
Mr. Robert Bunkin
Behind the Scenes: Developing an Exhibition at the Staten Island Museum
Robert Bunkin will take us on a journey through the development and design of our inaugural exhibition: The Treasure Box of World Art. He will discuss the genesis of an exhibition presenting an eclectic range of artworks, from Italian Renaissance paintings to a traditional Bolivian Dance costume. When Bunkin joined the staff in 2011 the scope of the exhibition had not been determined, and a complete review of the Museum’s art holdings with noted experts in non-western art had not yet been done. Consultants to the project include Kevin Dumouchelle, Associate Curator, Arts of Africa and the Pacific Islands, Brooklyn Museum; Prof. Eric Ivison, PhD, Associate Professor of History, College of Staten Island and CUNY Graduate Center; Nancy B. Rosoff, Andrew Melon Curator, Art of the Americas, Brooklyn Museum and Judith Whitbeck, PhD, former Curator of the New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden, Snug Harbor. The exhibition is being designed by Ralph Appelbaum Associates of New York.