The JCMA has commissioned a public sculpture to be installed on the Museum grounds by the opening of Fall classes, 2014. Artist Roberto Lugo is at work on an oversized Greek- and Renaissance-inspired multi-faceted ceramic vase, with a glazed surface decoration incorporating motifs from the interior of Carnegie Hall.
Curator Jennifer Streb was awarded a Short Term Fellowship at the Winterthur Museum Garden & Library. While in residence at Winterthur, Dr. Streb will continue her fall 2013 sabbatical research on the JCMA's collection of portrait miniatures. She and Juniata chemistry professor Richard Hark are working on an exhibition titled The Art & Science of Portrait Miniatures, which is scheduled to open at the JCMA in September 2015.
We are very pleased that Roy Young, Curator of Education at the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Fallingwater in southern PA, is teaching a course in Museum and Community Partnering for Juniata College during the Fall semester, 2013, and ongoing. In the course, students learn to identify a unique quality or attribute of the Museum’s Collection and combine this with a need in the Huntingdon community, to create an equitable partnership with a local organization.
"Minna Citron: The Uncharted Course from Realism to Abstraction", an exhibition developed by JCMA curator Jennifer Streb in collaboration with the artist's granddaughter, Christiane H. Citron, continues its tour around the country. View the full list of dates and locations.
The Juniata Museum of Art recieved a 2011 Heritage Preservation Grant that will allow the museum to participate in the Conservation Assessment Program (CAP). JCMA is 1 of 101 recipients of the grant nationwide and 1 of 5 in the state of Pennsylvania. The grant covers the cost of a General Collection and Conservation Assessment conducted by a highly trained and experienced conservator. The assessment covers storage and exhibition conditions, the museum environment, fabrication and condition of housing collections and policies and procedures concerning the use of collections. The CAP will help guide the museum in its continued quest to implement best practices in the field, as well as improve its stewardship over the collection, preserving it for many future generations. The grant also covers the cost of an assessment of Carnegie Hall by a historic preservation specialist, as the condition of the building, and the collections housed within, are interrelated.
Heritage Preservation is a national non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the cultural heritage of the United States. By identifying risks, developing innovative programs, and providing broad public access to expert advice, Heritage Preservation assists museums, libraries, archives, and other organizations in caring for our endangered heritage.