Monday, October 28, 2013

Keller Gallery empty!

One of my favorite ways to use this blog is to share glimpses of what goes on behind-the-scenes with you.

Here is what the Keller Gallery looks like, right this very moment.  We spent the morning clearing out the White House exhibits and the afternoon setting up the space for A Secret Gift.

This will be a re-creation of Sam Stone's office.  (The carpet is upside down to make it lay flat -- it's red on the other side!)

The platform against the wall will hold five mannequins in 1930s dresses.

The case in the front will house copies of A Secret Gift in other languages.  The one in the corner will hold letters.

The cases visible here will be filled with toys made by letter writer Frank Dick and salesman's samples he used when he worked for the Joseph Dick Manufacturing Company before the Great Depression.

This space will be for letter writer Rachel DeHoff's kitchen table and lamp.

This sign, salvaged from a fire at the Fairmount Children's Home, will be hung over two letter writers' panels where the orphanage was a big part of their stories.

This corner will be where we show a video including a short documentary about A Secret Gift (courtesy of Lorie Conway, Boston Film & Video), home movies of Sam Stone and family, and Helen Palm reading her letter at the Palace event held in December 2010.

This case will have 1930s household artifacts from the museum's colleciton.

Another view of where Sam Stone's office re-creation will be.
I cannot tell you how excited I am that we are so close to bring this exhibit to the community!  This is my favorite part of the process -- when the plans in my head start to become reality!

1 comment:

. said...

Imagine the view of the Keller Gallery in December 2014 when theamazing drawings by Ferdinand A. Brader will be exhibited in this space.