“Memories of Aunt Ava,” exhibit at the Ava Gardner Museum, 2020

Curated this temporary exhibit featuring items on loan to the museum from Ava Gardner’s great-niece, Ava Thompson. Prepared items for exhibition, wrote copy, and installed exhibit.

“Ava’s Life Changed Forever: Pandora and the Flying Dutchman” physical exhibit at the Ava Gardner Museum, 2020

Led the curation of this new exhibit. Researched, selected artifacts, wrote exhibit copy and artifact labels, planned flow and layout, and installed a new exhibit about Ava Gardner’s role in Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (1951) and its impact on her life and career. The exhibit also shares how the film was marketed internationally and information about its recent restoration.

Forged in Fire: Rural Blacksmiths” at the Tobacco Farm Life Museum, 2019

Researched, wrote text, conceptualized design, sourced images, planned & promoted opening reception. Exhibit provides context for on-site, fully functioning blacksmith shop, identifying basic tools and processes of blacksmithing, as well as explaining the connection to farm life to aid self-guided visitors. Read more here.

“Push and Pull: Russian and Eastern European Migration to the Cape Fear Region” at UNCW Randall Library and Pender County Public Library, 2014