A Call For Entries For Upcoming Exhibition!
The Museum of Everyday Life is soliciting contributions to its upcoming exhibition featuring the Mirror, which will open on Sunday May 29th, 2016! The Museum of Everyday Life is a five year-old venture whose goal is to explore, analyze and celebrate everyday life objects. For this current mirror exhibition, we are accepting all kinds of contributions, including anecdotes, scholarship, art, and objects, consisting of or relating to all aspects of mirrors, including but not limited to: the mirror and superstitions; the role of mirrors in fairytales; the Echo and Narcissus myth; mirrors
and drug culture; mirrors and magic tricks; carnival and funhouse mirrors; mirrors and royalty; mirrors in early cabinets of curiosity; one-way mirrors and surveillance; mirrors and the development of the telescope, microscope and other tools of science; Lacan and Mirror Theory; particular mirrors attached to personal stories; the trope of the mirror in the psychoanalytic interpretation of dreams; the mirror in disco culture; the mirror and survival skills such as starting a fire or sending morse code signals, etc. We welcome contributions in any form, be it personal artifacts accompanied by individual narratives; vague, raw ideas for displays as well as fully realized art objects ready to hang; theoretical writings, research, and of course we will be in need of plenty of raw material so any old or broken mirrors would be welcome as well. The Museum is a self-service institution and does not always have staff on hand, therefore the safety and security of donated objects cannot be guaranteed, although every effort is made to keep all donations as secure and safe as possible. To donate, or for more information, contact Clare Dolan via the “contact us” form on the Museum website (www. museumofeveryday- life.org) The museum’s mailing address is 3482 Dry Pond Rd., Glover, VT 05839. Sometimes the volume of contributions received make it impossible to display everything; the museum curatorial staff makes all final display decisions. Contributors who include a self-addressed, postage-paid envelope or box with their entry will ensure that it is returned to her or him upon completion of the exhibition.
Interested in participating in the exhibit installation? Community work weekends will be April 30th/May 1st; May 14th15th; May 21st-22nd. Intensive installation week will be from May 20th through May 28th, 2016. Use the “contact us” form on the museum website to let museum staff know you plan to attend.