To celebrate the opening of Made in the USA, we held a series of tweetups in the weeks leading up to the exhibition. Participants used #MyAmericanArt to share photos of their behind-the-scenes preview with friends. We started with a tour from exhibition curator Susan Behrends Frank:
Moved to the conservation lab to hear insights from Associate Conservator Patti Favero:
Then pieced together our own masterpieces based on works from the exhibition:
See the rest of what our tweetup participants had to say on the Phillips’s Storify account, and join the conversation with #MyAmericanArt!
Since Made in the USA: American Masters from The Phillips Collection, 1850–1970 opened, visitors have shared their ideas about what Miss Amelia Van Buren, the subject of Thomas Eakins’s painting, may be thinking.
We’ve gotten 75 submissions so far via a comment station in the galleries and social media.
What do you think Amelia is thinking? Instagram a photo or Tweet your ideas using #MyAmericanArt.
Below are some highlights from the first week of the exhibition. We love the creativity!