Tuesday, November 19, 2013


Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art | University of Oklahoma (395 W. Lindsey, Norman, OK 73019))

How many people exhibited objects?

2 (one person with two objects and one with seven objects)

How many people came but did not bring objects?

About 40


Jessica Farling, Curator of Academic Programs, Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
Brooke Hammer, Senior Education Abroad Advisor, University of Oklahoma

Posted by Jessica Farling

What was it about?

The theme was journey, but more specifically about travel abroad (and Latin America). Participants were invited to bring an object from a time abroad or a journey that could be displayed. Temporary labels were provided for participants to tell when and where the object was from as well as share a story about it. The purpose was to get outside of the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art on the University of Oklahoma campus in a high traffic area (the South Oval). At the Pop Up Museum, we promoted a special exhibition at FJJMA that displays modern art from Latin America, which is borrowed from the Art Museum of the Americas in Washington, D.C.

How did it go?

Pretty well. To be visible, we had the event outside. But in Oklahoma, that was no such a good idea. They're serious about "wind sweeping down the plain." But we taped everything down and hoped for the best!

A lot of people were interested in the objects being displayed and wanted to hear more about the museum and the special exhibition of Latin American art. We did give away all of our flyers for the exhibit. There was one student there that I saw later in the day at the museum in the exhibition, so I'd say our mission was successful!

Because we were catching students in between classes, we weren't sure that people would bring objects. Although we advertised that they were invited to bring something, only organizers brought objects. Our next one will be in a different setting (INDOORS!) and in the evening to increase our chances of people bringing the objects.