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July 2023

July 27: Common Grounds with Zoey Thompson

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6 – 7 p.m.

Community-driven and accessible, Thursday nights offer a focused look at exhibitions and collection objects, providing a space for dialogue on timely topics.

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Join Zoey Thompson, a sculpture Student in the Department of Art and Art History, as she discusses her piece in “Object Lab: What is a Monument.” Thompson worked with her professor and cohort on responses to “Monuments and Myths,” developing maquettes for proposed monuments.

July 20: Common Grounds with Donna Hassler and Rick Kendall

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6 – 7 p.m.

Community-driven and accessible, Common Grounds offers a focused look at exhibitions and collection objects, providing a space for dialogue on timely topics.

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Donna Hassler is Director Emerita of Chesterwood and is an authority on American sculpture.Rick Kendall is Director of Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park and is also responsible for National Park Service parks and programs in the state of Vermont.

This exhibition is co–organized by the American Federation of Arts, Chesterwood, a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Saint–Gaudens Memorial in partnership with the Saint–Gaudens National Historical Park. Support for the exhibition and publication has been provided by the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation. Major support for the publication has been provided by the Wyeth Foundation for American Art.

July 10 – 14: Museum Maker Summer Camp 2023

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8:30 am – 12:00 pm Each Day (Early Drop off available at 8:00 am)

For ages 11 – 13

Price: $150 (Use promo code SUMMER for siblings at checkout.)

The Art of Game Design 

Campers will learn all about the game design process for creating analogue (board and card) games and basic digital games. Students will make their own games and complete working versions of them by the end of camp.

Have any questions? Please contact Christy Barlow, PreK-12/Family Programs Manager at clb0130@auburn.edu.

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Instructor:

Cody Mejeur is Assistant Professor of Game Studies at the University at Buffalo. They have published on teaching with games, identity in games, and video game narratives and player experiences, and they are currently the game director for Trans Folks Walking, a narrative game about trans experiences. Their research has been featured at many international conferences and events, including the Society for Cinema and Media Studies and Pictoplasma, and their games have been exhibited at Science Gallery Detroit and Meaningful Play. They are Director of the Narrative for Social Justice (N4SJ) Initiative with the International Society for the Study of Narrative and work with the LGBTQ Video Game Archive on preserving and visualizing LGBTQ representation. They are editor at One Shot: A Journal of Critical Games & Play and serve as Diversity Officer for the Digital Games Research Association.

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July 6: Common Grounds with Connor Towne O’Neill

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6 – 7 p.m.

Community-driven and accessible, Thursday nights offer a focused look at exhibitions and collection objects, providing a space for dialogue on timely topics. Regular encounters with art have been proven to develop cultural understanding and improve relationships.  

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Connor Towne O’Neill is the author of Down Along with That Devil’s Bones: A Reckoning with Monuments, Memory, and the Legacy of White Supremacy and works as a producer on the NPR podcast White Lies.

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