Seeking Traveling Exhibits
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Robert R. McCormick Museum
> -----Original Message-----:
> From: Alan Teller [mailto:ateller@...]
> Sent: Saturday, June 29, 2013 11:39 AM
> To: Gutenkauf, Diane
> Subject: Seeking Traveling Exhibits
> Seeking Local Traveling Exhibits
> Teller Madsen has been retained to coordinate the display of temporary exhibits for a downtown Chicago office building. We are seeking a total of 6 exhibits, each to be displayed for approximately 12 weeks. We are looking for self-sustained, freestanding displays, as well as framed shows. We are looking primarily for graphic shows, rather than ones with artifacts and vitrines. While the space is secure and has a 24hour guard, we don't want to tempt fate by exhibiting irreplaceable items. Here is this year's roster to give an idea as to the type of show in which we are interested. Please note that two shows are mounted simultaneously. We designed and built a series of display panels for this project.
> 1) Special Children's Charities. A freestanding exhibit honoring the 40th anniversary of the Special Olympics, an annual event that began here in Chicago. Designed by Teller Madsen and displayed initially at Soldier Field.
> 2) A Picture is worth a 1000 Yards: Sports Photography of Walter Payton. A celebration of Walter Payton through a series of photos of the Chicago Bears superstar made by professional sports photographers. The Walter and Connie Payton Foundation sponsored the original exhibit at the Lake County Discovery Museum In Wauconda, Illinois.
> 3) Jazzography: A Portrait of the Chicago Jazz Festival at 30 is an exhibit produced by the Chicago Jazz Institute honoring the 30th anniversary one of the nation's premier Jazz festivals. The exhibit consists of over 100 photographs of the amazing musicians who have come to Chicago for this annual festival.
> 4) Performance. An exhibit by 7 photographers from the Chicago Photography Collective, exploring performance in its many forms.
> 5) Leaving Czechoslovakia. A traveling exhibit that explores the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library's ongoing oral history project with immigrants who left their homeland during the Cold War period and settled in Chicago, Cleveland and Washington, D.C. The exhibit consists of seven graphic banners on stands and an accompanying DVD of interview excerpts.
> 6) Kizuna 2: The Bonds of Emotion. Commemoration of the events of the March 3, 2011 earthquake and how Chicagoans have been involved in reconstruction efforts.
> The new series will begin in January, 2014. We need to secure commitments by mid-July. If your institution has an exhibit available, please contact Alan Teller at ateller@... with information regarding the nature and size of the exhibit, display requirements, rental fee and available dates. The client is particularly interested in exhibits that can have accompanying programs. For example, Connie Payton spoke at the Payton exhibit about the work of the Payton Foundation. This is an opportunity to promote your museum. The client is also amenable to our institutional partners using the space for fundraising purposes. Please contact Teller Madsen with any questions about this project.
> It's a good opportunity for smaller museums to publicize their efforts to the Chicago audience. Let me know if you have any questions or ideas.