Throughout the summer of 2007, I served as a curatorial fellow in the European Painting Department at the Philadelphia Museum of Art where I worked on the final stages of the Renoir Landscapes exhibition. I researched and wrote wall text and assisted with the layout of the show. Once the show opened I was tasked with giving gallery talks and museum lectures. I also gave interviews related to the exhibition on several local television stations, including Fox News, ABC Primetime, and Comcast Newsmakers.
I spent the fall 2007 semester at Bryn Mawr researching, cataloguing, and housing the Dr. Anthony R. Michaelis Collection, a collection of photographic equipment, optical devices, and other pre-cinematographic material acquired by the college in the 1970s. My work with the collection culminated in an exhibition entitled Educating the Eye: Nineteenth Century Optical Toys and Devices, which presented many of the objects in the Michaelis Collection for the first time. On display in the Kaiser Reading Room in Carpenter Library throughout the fall 2008 semester, the exhibition examined the ways in which these objects contributed to and were themselves produced by new types of visual experiences throughout the nineteenth century.