Creation to Curation: A Night at the Museum

Tuesday, April 30, 2019


The University of Delaware is proud to present
an alumni Signature Series event.

Creation to Curation: A Night at the Museum

Tuesday, April 30 | 6:30–9:30 p.m.

National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Ave NW | Washington, D.C. 20005

Join us in Washington, D.C., for an opportunity to learn from UD alumni experts about how museums curate their collections while mingling with fellow Blue Hens and exploring grandiose art galleries.
Cost is $25 and includes drinks and heavy hors d'oeuvres; $35.00 at the door

Space is limited; RSVP by April 26, 2019.

 With dozens of museums throughout Washington D.C., this event offers the opportunity to learn from UD art experts about how these institutions build collections that draw thousands of visitors a year from around the world.

All guests will have the opportunity to network with fellow Blue Hens and explore galleries at one of Washington, D.C.’s best kept art secrets. The National Museum of Women in the Arts displays and preserves a collection of more than 5,000 objects, presents 10 world-class exhibitions each year and is the only major museum in the world solely dedicated to championing women through the arts.

Speakers include:

Kenneth Cohen, AS02M, 08PhD, Curator of American Culture at National Museum of American History
Dr. Kenneth Cohen is a curator of American culture at the National Museum of American History, a professor, author and a historian. His first book They Will Have Their Game: Sporting Culture and the Making of the American Republic, explores how horse racing, theatre and tavern-going helped shape the evolution of American democracy and capitalism, and how celebrities have used their stardom to push for political goals, or even run for office themselves, since the country’s founding era. He received his bachelor’s degree from Allegheny College in 1998, a master’s of early American culture from Winterthur/University of Delaware in 2002 and a doctorate in history from University of Delaware in 2008.

Jennifer Van Horn, AS00, 02MA, PhD, Assistant Professor of Art History at University of Delaware
Dr. Jennifer Van Horn specializes in the fields of early American art and material culture and is an assistant professor of art history and history at the University of Delaware. Her first book, The Power of Objects in Eighteenth-Century British America, ranges from engraved city views to portraits to dressing furniture to explore how elite American consumers assembled objects to form a new civil society on the margins of the British Empire. She has also written about early American prostheses (wooden legs and dentures) and women’s embroidery in the new American republic. A graduate of the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture (M.A.), and the University of Delaware (Honors B.A. History and Art History), she received her Ph.D. in art history, criticism and conservation from the University of Virginia in 2009.

Kyle Hackett, AS11, Visual Artist and Professional Lecturer in Studio Art at American University
Kyle Hackett is a visual artist based in Washington, D.C., and professorial lecturer in studio art at American University. He has received numerous honors and awards, including Best in Show at the 2014 Bethesda Painting Awards Exhibition, making him the youngest winner in the contest's history. Additionally, Hackett won Best in Show at the 2015 Regional Juried Biennial at Rehoboth Arts League. His work has been featured and written about in New American Paintings, the Washington Post, and distinguished as "Ten Memorable Paintings of 2014" in the Huffington Post. He earned his MFA in Painting from the Hoffberger School of Painting at Maryland Institute College of Art in 2013 and his BFA in Fine Arts, as a McNair Scholar from the University of Delaware in 2011.



BY METRO: (From D.C., MD, and VA)
Take the Red, Blue, Orange, or Silver lines to Metro Center. Use the 13th Street exit and walk two blocks north. Visit the WMATA website for detailed maps and schedules.

Travel by bus routes 80, G8, S2, S4, X2, D6, D3, 68, D1, and 42 to the corner of H and 13th Streets, NW. Visit the WMATA website for detailed maps and schedules.

Since metered street parking is minimal, NMWA has partnered with SpotHero (formerly Parking Panda), the nation's leading parking reservation app. Visitors can purchase guaranteed parking at nearby parking garages with rates up to 50% off drive-up. Once purchased, present your purchase confirmation at the selected location (this serves as your payment). Parking is guaranteed even if the location otherwise fills up.


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