Staff Show 2012: Ellen Stedtefeld

In this series, Young Artists Exhibitions Program Coordinator Jenna Kowalke-Jones profiles participants in the 2012┬áJames McLaughlin Memorial Staff Show. Gallery Educator Ellen Stedtefeld is a triple threat: art historian, art educator, and artist. She is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, and has worked at several art museums and schools in the midwest and east coast. Stedtefeld […]

Staff Show 2012: Phoebe O’Dell

In this series, Young Artists Exhibitions Program Coordinator Jenna Kowalke-Jones profiles participants in the 2012 James McLaughlin Memorial Staff Show. What do you do at The Phillips Collection? Are there any unique parts about your job that most people might not know about? I’m a museum assistant! We don’t just stand around all day, contrary […]

Frames by a Friend

James (Jim) McLaughlin worked at The Phillips Collection for almost five decades as a gallery preparator and curator. He shared a close relationship with Duncan and Marjorie Phillips, and he often accompanied their family on trips to their summer home in Pennsylvania. A painter, a family man, and a self-taught craftsman, McLaughlin built his own […]