The Challenges – And Rewards – Of Curating A Small Town Art Museum


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Episode Notes

This week, host June Thomas talks to Courtney Gilbert, curator of the Sun Valley Museum of Art in Ketchum, Idaho. In the interview, Courtney digs into the process of curating a “non-collecting” museum, which means they start from scratch with each exhibition, and they don’t keep a large inventory of pieces. She also explains how she comes up with ideas for exhibitions, what a good exhibition should do, and how she serves her specific community.

After the interview, June and co-host Isaac Butler talk about the importance of creating guidelines and best-practices for their work.

In the exclusive Slate Plus segment, Courtney discusses her education and career journey.

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Podcast production by Cameron Drews.

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