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Interpretive Mission Statement: Many modern family customs have their roots in folkloric traditions. The Farmland/Homeland exhibit will interpret… Read More
Interpretive Mission Statement: Many modern family customs have their roots in folkloric traditions. The Farmland/Homeland exhibit will interpret the history, beliefs, customs, traditions, art, and folklore associated with the Pennsylvania Dutch. By way of interpretive programming, an immersive environment, and educational enrichment; visitors and families are encouraged to discover their own folklore heritage. Through this process visitors will be introduced to a variety of farm related practices and traditional artistic expressions by means of the objects produced. Read Less
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This was the source of inspiration for my exhibit, my grandmther's 1850 farmhouse.
This fraktur encompasses all of the major motifs that will be discussed with my exhibit, Farmland Homeland. Motifs recognized  within the image are fraktur, farming, and  hex signs.
A preliminary drawing of the Special Exhibitions Gallery at the Philadelphia Museum of Art; where Farmland Homeland will take place.
A close up view of the deconstructed farm house within the space as seen in the above drawing.
A preliminary and in progress drawing of a section cut of the farm house.
My exhibit touches on traditions and folklore and how they are related with the Pennsylvania Dutch community. Focusing on items such as fraktur, hex signs, farming and other "way of life," themes; Farmland Homeland navigates from the immigrants perspective of traditions to the modern day take on folklore and transcends vice versa. 

That said, I'm not sure where in the Corcoran it would be appropriate to display my exhibit. If we are allowed to show  models than it would be important for the viewer to have the opportunity to walk all the way around it.