Stronger Together: Creating Exhibitions Through Museum Partnerships

Presenter(s): 

Laura Fry, Senior Curator & Curator of American Art, Gilcrease Museum
Karen McWhorter, Scarlett Curator of Western American Art, Whitney Western Art Museum, Buffalo Bill Center of the West

Moderator: 

Laura Fry, Senior Curator & Curator of American Art, Gilcrease Museum

Track: 

  • Collections

“Our museum is way overstaffed!” said no museum professional ever. With tight budgets and lean staff, how can cultural institutions produce robust, complex exhibitions? Museum partnerships offer opportunities to create stronger exhibitions than a single institution can alone produce. This session offers a case study of an exhibition co-organized by the Buffalo Bill Center of the West and Gilcrease Museum, and it also includes strategies gleaned from a variety of museum partnerships from across the country.