It’s time for another installment of “What’s your job at the High?”. In these entries we chat with a different High employee each time about his/her job at the Museum. Today we’re gabbing with Amy Simon, Manager of Exhibitions at the High Museum of Art.
Q: How long have you worked at the High?
A: 9 years
Q: What is it that you do at the Museum?
A: I’m part of the Exhibitions team that is responsible for the planning, installation/deinstallation and touring components of the High’s active exhibitions program.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: As a project manager, I am able to watch an exhibition develop over a couple of years and then see it realized in our beautiful galleries. It is a very collaborative, team-driven process and I enjoy working with our design team and art handlers who make our exhibitions look amazing.
Plus, we get to see the art come out of crates and installed in the galleries before anyone else!
My work also provides wonderful travel opportunities (sometimes with the artwork) to see other countries and museums.
Q: What is your favorite work of art in the permanent collection? Why?
A: I love the contemporary galleries on Wieland Skyway. It’s too difficult to choose just one!
Q: What do you like to do when you’re not working at the Museum?
A: My interests include travel, arts/cultural events, live music, and reading. I also enjoy cooking.
Thanks to Amy for sharing her unique duties here at the High. Stay tuned to Highly Hands On for family fun next week!!