The Hart Cluett Museum’s exhibit ‘The Way We Work(ed)’ is set to open to the public on February 28th.
The exhibit was organized by The Hart Cluett Museum in collaboration with the Smithsonian as part of a pilot project to develop a unique humanities-based exhibition about local work history.
The exhibit is divided into four sections: Where We Work, How We Work, Who Works? and Why We Work.
An exhibit advisory panel consisting of more than two dozen area professionals from differing facets of the region’s workplaces was assembled to provide a contemporary perspective on the ever-changing nature of work. The panel included experts from backgrounds in technology, construction, agriculture, education, and workforce development, among others.
The project is also hands-on opportunity for local cultural professionals to learn about the Museum on Main Street program’s exhibition development process. The curatorial framework for the exhibition is provided by the Smithsonian and has been fleshed out by the Hart Cluett Museum using local historical images, art and artifacts, and oral histories from the Museum’s diverse collections. The exhibition reflects the long history and culture of innovation and development of technology in Rensselaer County.
The exhibit opens at 5 pm, on Troy Night Out, February 28th.
Museum on Main Street is a partnership of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) and state humanities councils. It was created to serve museums, libraries and historical societies in rural and other underserved areas where about one-fifth of all Americans live. The partnership brings exhibitions, educational resources, and programming to small towns across America.
The Hart Cluett Museum is located at 57 2nd St, Troy, NY.