Back to it, y’all! (As if almost three years haven’t passed since my last post)
January – After all these years of temp work and long commutes and staring at my computer I finally landed a job 1) close to home 2) in my field 3) at a healthy work environment 4) with great people.
February – I launched my first exhibit at the new job, which was technically a holdover from the previous director, and learned a lot about Canadian art. Who knew that was even a thing? I kept my teaching gig at Mike’s College (KC) so it was a busy semester shuttling between the two campuses, starting a new job, and working on my dissertation.
March -About mid-semester the Art History professor went on emergency leave so I picked up the remaining semester of her class as well. Because I’m a sharer. My assistant (I have an assistant?!) and I went to the Armory Show in NYC which was amazing and overwhelming to look at what’s going on in contemporary art.
April – I presented a paper on Miagao church at the Frick Collection, NYC. This was a small, specialized symposium associated with an exhibition on Spanish and Spanish-colonial art. I felt very much outgunned by the other presenters but it’s stimulating to be around other scholars and the Frick is one of my favorite places in New York. When I read The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker I pictured the Frick as the house that the Jinni visited to see his lover.
May – The Minis and I went back to Texas after 3 years, y’all. We had the best beach day ever. On Memorial Day Weekend. Lucky!
June – Minime took a class at MyMU (hooray for tuition benefits!) It was lovely not just to drive to campus together but it gave me an excuse to get to know her stats prof, who loves art, esp. Paul Klee. We also brought in an exhibition on Route 66, which appeals to my obsession with mid-century signage.
to be continued…
I’ve been trying to post this update for three days now so I’ll stop here and continue later. So many things to unpack that I want to share because I’m finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Thanks for sticking with me! Until then,