Bare Identities: Team
Approach to Mounting An Exhibition
a gallery slideshow of the installation of the exhibit and the final show >
Smith's Summer Institute in Art Museum Studies (SIAMS)
recently presented a student organized exhibition titled Bare Identities: Looking
Beyond the Human Form. The show featured 20 works from the Museum of Art that focus
on the human figure, exploring how artists use various types of media to convey abstract
ideas about identity in visual form.
The exhibition was the culmination of the six–week
SIAMS program, designed to give students a thorough introduction to the world of
art museums and to help them understand the basic functions of these institutions— collecting,
preserving, exhibiting and interpreting the art. This highly competitive, international
program accepts 15 upper–level undergraduates and new graduates each year.