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Exhibit Label Lessons, or Be Like Liedtke

Curator’s Comment, Part the First: Beverly Serrell, in her opening paragraph to Chapter 6, said exhibit labels should provide, “information about objects accessible to visitors with different backgrounds and interests.” This may not be what she had in mind (even if it might be effective):

'Art rhetoric' - 'Normal language'

 

Curator’s Comment, Part the Second: Or you could skip all that layering and just write compelling, provocative labels, like Walter Liedtke, who died tragically last year, did. Here’s his label for the Merrymakers at Shrovetide:


Comedians Give Tour of Portland Art Museum, or This is the Next Room Full of Paintings


Sure, Objects Speak For Themselves…


A Revealing Audio Tour

'This painting was purchased on a whim by our ex-curator of drawings and paintings.'


The Painting POTUS


Creativity on Both Sides of the Caper


An Illustrated (and Quite Animated) History Lesson

Curator’s Comment: Lydia has better museumy tattoos than most other Museum People’s Tattoos.


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