Over the course of the next year I will be researching with world-class experts at the Smithsonian Institution's National Portrait Gallery as well as The National Numismatics Collection at the National Museum of American History! This is a long-held dream and I want to send my gratitude to the tremendous support many of you have shown me. I will be complementing the research experience with my creative practice at Smack Mellon Studios! More details on the fellowship below!
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 25, 2018
New York-based, Silicon Valley-born, Beatrice Glow will participate in a 2018 Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship, an innovative research-based artist residency program, at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery and The National Numismatics Collections at the National Museum of American History.
Glow’s proposed project, Tobacco: From Cultural Roots to Digital Smoke Signals, is a continuation of her art trajectory, which questions colonialist and imperialist histories through transnational networks from diasporic and indigenous perspectives. Researching tobacco’s historical weight in the formation of the early Republic through the Smithsonian Institution’s vast archives would propel her upcoming project that uses tobacco smoke as a metaphor for our emerging virtual world that is hurtling toward a value system based on cryptocurrency and digital assets.
The Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship (SARF) program was launched in 2007 to provide outstanding visual artists from across the world a unique opportunity to work with Smithsonian museums, research sites, collections, and scholars, so they may conduct research that inspires new artwork. SARF Fellows spend one to two months in residence at the Smithsonian immersed in its unparalleled collections and multidisciplinary scholarly expertise, building connections between art, science, history and culture.
The Smithsonian Institution is the world’s largest museum and research complex, with 19 museums and galleries and the National Zoological Park. On July 1, 1836, Congress accepted the legacy bequeathed to the nation by James Smithson and pledged the faith of the United States to the charitable trust. The total number of objects, works of art and specimens at the Smithsonian is estimated at nearly 138 million, including more than 127 million specimens and artifacts at the National Museum of Natural History.
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If you would like more information about this Smithsonian Internships, Fellowships, and Research Associates, please contact the Office of Fellowships and Internships at 202-633-7070 or check out their website smithsonianofi.com