Join Kylie Holloway and Zak Martellucci for an insider experience of the museums you miss the most. On each show, we’ll celebrate an incredible museum and the people who work to make it great. We’ll explore the strange, sublime, and secret stories behind the work on display and we’ll close out the show with an exclusive conversation with a guest expert about the collection and how the museum world is coping with this uncertain time. Since we can't get to most museums in person at the moment, we're bringing you their amazing stories via a virtual presentation!
On this edition, we'll be exploring the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum and talking with their Curator of Ethnology, Eric Singleton!
The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is America’s premier institution of Western history, art and culture. Founded in 1955, the Museum, located in Oklahoma City, collects, preserves and exhibits an internationally renowned collection of Western art and artifacts while sponsoring dynamic educational programs to stimulate interest in the enduring legacy of the American West.
Eric D. Singleton is the Curator of Ethnology at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum with a research focus on Native American history both ancient and historic, specifically cultures from the North American Southeast and Great Plains. He has co-authored four books, completed18 exhibitions, won the 2010 Book of the Year award from the Oklahoma Center for the Book, the 2017 Best Exhibition award from the Oklahoma Museums Association, finalized two NAGPRA repatriations, worked on four documentary films, and sits on the Board of the Jacobson House Native Art Center and the Caddo Archaeology Journal. Eric D. Singleton received his PhD in history from Oklahoma State University in 2017.
Zak Martellucci is a storyteller, science communicator and huge nerd who has worked in the museum space for the last 7+ years. He is also a host of VERSUS, a monthly interactive debate show at Caveat in NYC. Find him on Twitter @ZakMartellucci and Instagram @zzzzzzak!
Kylie Holloway is a performer and live events producer who uses comedy to celebrate the forgotten women of history and artists you should know about. You can catch her as the host of Nevertheless She Existed: a comedy podcast unearthing groundbreaking women of yore, or as a tour guide at museums across the country. Find her on Twitter and Instagram @KylieHolloway_!
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