Exhibitions

By Kurt Neugebauer
A first glance at the Western Museums Association 2013 Annual Meeting Program
Please join us as we share our experience in using the project management software Basecamp at the Western Museum Association (WMA) 2013 Annual Meeting on Saturday, October 12, at 2:00pm. Basecamp is one of several online software management tools that greatly simplify interactive communication,...
By Brianna Cutts
A first glance at a playful panel discussion at the Western Museums Association 2013 Annual Meeting Program
What I love most about designing exhibitions is the opportunity to tell stories in three dimensions. For me, individual exhibits become backdrops for visitors to immerse in different parts of a larger story, where objects and interactives function as props that engage...
This year the Western Museums Association (WMA) received a number of well-qualified nominations for the 2013 Charles Redd Center for Western Studies Award for Exhibition Excellence.
Nominees included the Anchorage Museum True North, Craft & Folk Art Museum This Is Not A Silent Movie: Four Contemporary Alaska Native Artists, Fullerton College Centennial Legends and Legacies: The First 100...
By Hikmet Sidney Loe
The Western Museum Association (WMA) is excited to bring visitors to Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty during a Pre-Conference Tour at the 2013 Annual Meeting. Read more about what’s in store…
Photo by Hikmet Sidney Loe, www.hikmetsidneyloe.com


By the time the American artist Robert Smithson determined he wanted to create a monumental earthwork in the late 1960s, he was...
By Karen Stark
Coming to Salt Lake City for the Western Museums Association 2013 Annual Meeting? Here’s your chance to participate in pre-conference intensive workshop based on Utah’s award-winning program that helps small museums learn how to create inexpensive interpretive exhibits that excite, engage, and educate visitors.
All across the West there are small museums full of historical and...
A closer look at the Western Museums Association 2013 Annual Meeting host city…
By Iris Moulton
A blank canvas waiting to be marked


Drawing Lab, which opened May 17, 2013 at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA), is inspired by the idea that mark-making is a fundamental human impulse and that there is no wrong way to do it. Within this hands-on, interactive exhibition, museum visitors of any age...
The California Historical Society (CHS) is a membership-based non-profit organization with a mission to inspire and empower people to make California’s richly diverse past a meaningful part of their contemporary lives. Located in the Yerba Buena District of San Francisco, CHS encompasses a museum with rotating exhibitions, the North Baker Research Library, and Ten Lions Book Store, which carries...
2012 Redd Award was presented to the Utah State University Museum of Anthropology. Elizabeth Sutton, Deputy Director/Curator, accepted the Award. Picture with Mike Nelson and Redmond Barnett of the WMA Board.


The Western Museums Association (WMA) is pleased to announce the nominees for the 2013 Charles Redd Center for Western Studies Award for Exhibition Excellence. This annual award honors...
Ben Garcia, Head of Interpretation at the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology.


By Maraya Cornell
What's it like to work in a museum that's closed for renovation? "It's a real privilege and luxury," says Ben Garcia, Head of Interpretation at the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology in Berkeley, California. "It's so rare to have time to really think about your practice and be intentional...
By Elizabeth Sutton, PhD
Last year at the Western Museums Association (WMA) 2012 Annual Meeting in Palm Springs, the Utah State University (USU) Museum of Anthropology received the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies Award for Exhibition Excellence for our new exhibit, Through the Looking Glass: Obsidian Travel and Trade in the Great Basin. This Award was particularly meaningful for our...

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