"... we need modest museums that honor the neighborhoods and streets and the homes and shops nearby and turn them into elements of their exhibitions." - Orhan Pamuk, "A Modest Manifesto for Museums"
MODEST MUSEUMS is an ongoing series of visits to small-town museums. Through each of those visits, observations and connections rise to the surface. This project is a collection of those thoughts; not necessarily a full survey, but rather a snapshot of each museum through a personal perspective. Small-town museums are a direct reflection and celebration of the rural community's legacy. Whether it's a photo of a World Class Whistler or an 11-year-old's mine diagram, rural museums have the ability for everyday people in the community to contribute their stories and artifacts. These museums are literally homegrown.
MODEST MUSEUMS was launched February 2016 through the support of Epicenter's Frontier Fellowship. This project has also been funded, in part, by a grant from the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
Sarah Lillegard | smlillegardatgmaildotcom | sarahlillegard.com