MSM Students and Social Media

 

MSM Students and Dr. Pickering posing on their cell phones in front of “Blah, Blah, Blah”. Photo courtesy of Jeff Martin.

 

Students walking into “SLUMGULLION: The Venerate Outpost”

 

MSM students Marjorie Bontemps and Angie Williams getting involved in the exhibit, “Amazing!”

 

As a part of Social Media class, MSM students gathered at the Philbrook Museum of Art and met with Jeff Martin. Martin is in charge of the social media at the Philbrook and has been working with the class to help students learn about the process of promoting a museum through creative action in social media.

While the Philbrook was closed to the public, students freely wondered around and experienced the art without distractions. Martin also led the group through the new exhibit, Amazing! Mel Bochner Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation, that had recently opened to the public.

Finally, Martin led the students to their newly built log cabin called, SLUMGULLION (The Venerate Outpost), by artist Karl Unnasch. The cabin was built from the skeleton of a late-1800s pioneer home. Once inside, students sat on wooden benches in awe of the new creation. The cabin has quirky stained glass windows, more than a hundred glass lamps hanging from the ceiling, and a roof made of colorful t-shirts. Viewing the cabin and the mixture of different colors from the late afternoon sun was inspiration and is truly a treat for anyone who is able to step inside.

MSM students enjoyed their visit to the Philbrook and appreciated Jeff Martin taking time to give a tour of their new additions and brainstorm new ideas coming soon!

Museum Science and Management Student Emily Hammill