University of Delaware
Office of Public Relations
The Messenger
Vol. 5, No. 3/1996
Vacation Guide

   Because of space limitations, this listing includes only a
   sampling of the many hundreds of UD alumni at work in museums and
   botanical gardens from coast to coast. If you'd like to have a
   more complete roster of these alums and the special places they
   work, call the Office of Public Relations at (302) 831-2791, fax
   us at (302) 831-1440 or send e-mail to The

     Serving as curators, directors and conservators, UD alumni from
the departments of History, Art History and Art Conservation are
found in museums coast to coast, from the earthy Western Museum
of Mining and Industry in Colorado to the refined surroundings of
Winterthur, the museum of furniture and decorative arts in
Wilmington, Del. No matter where you're planning to travel this
summer, one of these museums or a public garden employing alumni
from the University's Longwood Graduate Program is sure to be
nearby. Look over our sampler and add some of these stops to your


Birmingham Art Museum
Douglas Hyland '76M, '81PhD
Upcoming exhibitions include Art in Bloom, Pre-Colombian Art and
The First Emperor: Treasures of Ancient China. Call (205) 254-
2565 for more information.


Arizona State Museum, Tucson
Matthew Crawford '95M
The award-winning Paths of Life exhibit highlights Southwestern
Indian tribes, tracing them from their origins to present-day
life. Native American crafts are sold in the gift shop. Call
(602) 621-6302.


M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco
Michelle Barger '93M and Patricia O'Reagan '93M
Current exhibition subjects include John James Audubon, The
Exoticized Woman and Her Allure, William Wiley Looks at Art
History and The Wearable Art of Kaisik Wong. Call (415) 863-3330.

Rancho Los Cerritos Museum, Long Beach
Ellen Calomiris '81M
Rancho Los Cerritos is a Monterey, colonial-style adobe built in
1844 as headquarters for a 27,000-acre cattle ranch. Special
events include workshops, lectures and family events on weekends.
Mud Mania Day, set for July 21, allows visitors to make adobe
bricks and take part in simulated archaeological digs.
Call (310) 570-1755.

J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu
Nancie Ravenel '93M
Located in a re-creation of a Roman country house, this museum
features horticultural gardens and collections of antiquities,
drawings, paintings, manuscripts, photographs and sculptures.
Call (310) 458-2003.


Western Museum of Mining History, Colorado Springs
Eric Clements '88M
Artifacts of hard rock mining and items dealing with the social
history of life in the West and its relationship to mining are on
exhibit. Call (719) 488-0880.

Colorado Springs Pioneer Museum
Katie Davis Gardener '87M
Located in a renovated 1903 court house, the Pioneer Museum
comprehensively collects and exhibits the history of the region,
including Native American artifacts. Call (719) 578-6650.


Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford
Christine Ermenc '81M
The museum and library includes exhibitions of decorative art
from the 17th century through the early 19th century. Call (860)


Winterthur Museum
Eleanor McSherry Fowble '65, '67M, Felice Lamden '76, '79M,
Dwight P. Lanmon '68M, Debra Norris '77, '81M, Gail Stanislow
'84M,  and Beth Twiss-Garrity '83M, among others
Winterthur, an historic country estate and garden, contains
period rooms featuring early American decorative arts (1640-
1860). Special exhibitions include the reconstructed Dominy
Woodworking and Clockmaking shops and a hands-on costume room for
children. Special events include the Winterthur Crafts Festival
on Labor Day weekend. Reservations are suggested. Call
(302) 888-4600.


National Gallery of Art
Shelley Sturman '80M, Nancy Kay Anderson '85PhD, Franklin Wood
Kelly '85PhD, and Wilford Wildes Scott '83PhD
Paintings by Jan Steen and Corot and prints by Rembrandt and
others will be featured in July and August. Call (202) 737-4215.


Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales
Karen Driscoll '83M
With 157 acres of gardens, Bok Tower Gardens features the
Carillon Tower, the centerpiece of the magnificently designed
gardens. The gardens feature daily recitals at 3 p.m. Call (941)


Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah
Olivia Alison '89M
The Telfair houses art from many periods and styles, with a
special exhibit on Louis Armstrong in June. Call (912) 232-1177.


Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort
Michael Hudson '87M
A state agency, the Kentucky Historical Society operates several
museums. The Old State Capitol Building is a good example of 18th-
century Greek revival architecture. The Kentucky Military Museum
showcases the role played by the Kentucky Militia and National
Guard in U.S. conflicts. The Kentucky Historical Museum covers
the entire scope of Kentucky's history. Call (502) 564-3016.


Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore
Priscilla Anderson '95M
Exhibits at the Walters Art Gallery feature examples of ancient
to early-19th century art, including Asian, Greek, Roman and
medieval art. The gallery houses one of the largest collections
of manuscripts in the United States and features an extensive
arms and armory collection. Also on exhibit are Renaissance and
post-Renaissance sculpture, as well as paintings by Raphael,
Monet and others. Call (410) 547-9000.


Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Lydia Vagts '94M and Alison Luxner '94M
Special summer exhibits include English needlework from the Tudor
and Stuart periods through July 28, Portraits by Karsh and The
Big City In Prints and Photographs.
Call (617) 267-9300.


Henry Ford Museum , Dearborn
Donna Braden '77M and Robert Casey '82M
Visitors are told to schedule up to four hours to visit this
indoor museum that features 150 automobiles as well as
agricultural and communications exhibits. Call (313) 271-1620.


Minneapolis Institute of Art
Barbara Johnson '93M and Louise G. Lincoln '72M
Special exhibits during July and August include the PaineWebber
Collection of Contemporary Masters, color photography since 1975
and an exhibition on ancient Nubia.
Call (612) 870-3000.

Como Park Conservatory,
St. Paul
Roberta Sladky '81M
Built in 1915, the conservatory's display areas include tropical
and exotic plants and palms, fruits from around the world, sunken
garden, bonsai and seasonal flower displays and the Como Ordway
Japanese Garden. Call (612) 489-0868.


Historic Natchez Foundation
Nancy McRaney '94M
The foundation houses the Natchez Collection, reproductions of
decorative arts found in the antebellum homes in the area, and an
exhibition illustrating how the Greek revival movement influenced
the architecture of these houses. Tours of the 15 historic homes
in the area are available by calling Natchez Pilgrimage Tours at
(601) 446-6631.


St. Louis Science Center
John Hensley '84
The Science Center includes an Omnimax Theatre, Discovery Room
and Laser Show. Call (314) 289-4400.


Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester
Ellen Cutler, PhD candidate, and Susan Strickler '77M
The Currier Gallery houses fine arts with two museums devoted
exclusively to specialized exhibits: the Museum of International
Folk Art and the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture.
Call (603) 669-6144.


Edison National Historic Site, West Orange
Nancy Waters '80M
The Edison National Historic Site conducts tours of Thomas Alva
Edison's home and research laboratory. Visitors' Center hours are
9 a.m.-5 p.m., seven days a week. Call (201) 736-5050.


Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe
David Rasch '91M
The four divisions of the Museum of New Mexico include The
International Folklife Museum; The Museum of Indian Art and
Culture; The Fine Arts Museum, featuring many works by Georgia
O'Keeffe; and the Palace of the Governors, an historic building
on the plaza. Call (505) 827-6350.


Farmers' Museum and Historical Association, Cooperstown
Kathryn Boardman '76
The New York State Historical Association administers the
Farmers' Museum, which presents the story of the settlement of
upstate New York through exhibits, a working farmstead and a
collection of buildings representing an 1845 hamlet, and the
Fenimore House Museum, a showcase for American folk art and fine
art, historic photographs and items associated with America's
first novelist, James Fenimore Cooper.
Call (607) 547-1450.

The Rockwell Museum, Corning
Kent J.E. Ahrens '72PhD
Located in a renovated 1893 city hall building, this museum has
numerous exhibits of Western art and the largest collection of
Steuben glass on view.
Call (607) 937-5386.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen '78M
Current exhibitions include Splendors of Imperial China, Faberge
in America and Masterpieces of Hellenic Sculpture. Additional
lectures and concerts are held on weeknights and weekends. Call
(212) 535-7710.

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City
Heide Shafranek '78, '82M
The Whitney Museum houses all aspects of American art, with
recent exhibitions on Edward and Nancy Kienholz sculptures and a
film series, entitled An American Story.
Call (212) 570-3600.


Reynolds House Museum of American Art, Winston-Salem
Elizabeth Sims Morgan '78M
The Reynolds House Museum holds American art from 1755 to the
present, with a particular emphasis on works by the Hudson River
School. Artists include Gilbert Stuart, Frederick Church and
Thomas Cole.
Call (910) 725-5325.


Cleveland Museum of Art
Jonathan Canning '92M
Permanent exhibitions include more than 30,000 works of art from
ancient Egypt to the present. A bicentennial exhibition,
Transformation in Cleveland Art: 1796-1946, features over 200
paintings, prints and photographs. The museum also features a
Summer Evenings program through August that includes films,
concerts and gallery tours every Wednesday.
Call (216) 421-7340.


Southern Oregon History Center, Medford
Mary Sheret '87M
Headquarters for the Southern Oregon Historical Society, this
facility serves as a regional museum and resource center, housing
one of the Northwest's finest historical photography collections
and research libraries. The Community Collects Gallery will
feature an extensive collection of baskets through July. Call
(503) 773-6536.

Portland Art Museum

Mary Priester '79M
The Portland Art Museum will feature upcoming exhibitions such as
The Imperial Treasures of China and Views of Windsor. Call (503)


Independence Seaport Museum, Philadelphia
Charles Haines '83M
Formerly known as the Maritime Museum, the museum is open from 10
a.m.-5 p.m., daily. A $7.50 ticket includes a martime history of
the Delaware Valley and tours of the flagship Olympia and the
submarine Becuna. A special river pass includes a ferryboat ride
on the Delaware River and entry to the New Jersey State Aquarium.
Call (215) 925-5439.

Philadelphia Museum of Art
Sara Reiter '94M and Diane L. Minnite, PhD candidate
This museum features 2,000 years of fine and applied arts,
including paintings, prints, drawings and furnishings. A Cezanne
retrospective will be open through Sept. 1.
Call (215) 684-7540.

Valley Forge National Historic Park
Dona McDermott '83M
This 3,400-acre park was the scene of the 1777-78 encampment of
the Continental army led by George Washington. Sights include a
visitors center, a film and a six-mile tour that features
historic structures, monuments and buildings used by Washington
as his headquarters. Call (610) 783-1000.


Tennis Hall of Fame Museum, Newport
Melissa Hitchens Mulrooney '77
The Tennis Hall of Fame Museum showcases the players who have
defined the game and the front galleries have exhibits on the
history of the game. To play on one of the 13 historic grass
tennis courts is $35 per person for a 90-minute game. Mulrooney
will be happy to conduct group tours personally for UD alumni.
See related story on page 3.
Call (401) 849-3990.


Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga
Ellen Shelly Simak '87M
Tiffany lamps will be on display through September and, in
celebration of Childe Hassam's 1910 painting French Tea Garden,
the museum will serve tea using the appropriate antique tea
service during the summer months. Call (423) 267-0968.


Amon Carter Museum, Ft. Worth

Jane Elizabeth Myers '82M and Patrick Stuart '81PhD
Specializing in American art from the early 19th century to mid-
20th century and photography up to the present period, the museum
will be closed for repairs until Sept. 7, when it will reopen
with a special exhibit, Shore of A Dream: Yasuo Kuniyoshi's Early
World in America. Call (817) 738-1933.


Colonial Williamsburg
David Arnold '94M
This restored capital of colonial Virginia is open every day from
8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Arnold is a conservationist with the furniture
conservation laboratory that supports all the different
collections and museums at this site. Call (804) 220-7645.

Thomas Jefferson Center for Historical Plants, Monticello
Peggy Newcomb '81M
Plants are available for sale at the garden shop every day from 9
a.m.-6 p.m. Call (804) 984-9896.


Museum of Flight, Seattle
Virginia Lee Wagner '81M, '87PhD
The Museum of Flight features historical items relating to flight
and more than 20 full-sized airplanes, including the amazing
Blackbird spy plane, a rare World War II FG-1D Corsair fighter.
Hands-on exhibits are available for children, and visitors can
observe the restoration process at the restoration center. Call
(206) 764-5720.


Harper's Ferry
Deborah Duerbeck '94M, Katherine B. Menz '76M and John H. Demer
This National Park Service park is open daily from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Several scenes are interpreted at this site including the history
of John Brown and the Civil War, transportation and industry,
African-American history and the area's environmental history.
Walking trails also are available. Call (304) 535-6298. u

                          -Rob Neal and Kara Rupard, Delaware '96