June 27, 2013 - A few of the very talented staff members of the New Britain Museum of American Art
visit for the first time for a little show and tell. We go over concepts, narratives, timelines and deadline.
I feel fortunate to be in good hands.
July 12, 2013 - It's time to come up with a title for this show. The scribbles on the sheet below are all options. Hopefully there's a winner in there somehwere!
July 25, 2013 - The set list so far: Sholes & Glidden, Hammond No.1, Bar-Lock No.2, Smith-Premier No.1, National No.2, American Index No.2, Odell Index No.2, Williams No.4, Pittsburg Visible No.10, Meiselbach Sholes Visible, The Chicago No.1 (Decorated), Lambert No.1, Postal No.5, Blickensderfer No.6, Royal Standard No.5, The Noiseless Portable, Royal De Luxe, Remington Bantam, Whitehead & Hoag WWII Royal Factory ID Badges, Underwood Universal de Luxe, Royal Safari
August 7, 2013 - So we settled on a show title... drum roll please...
Nov. 6, 2013 - I've just acquired a ridiculously beautiful Gold Royal Quiet de Luxe from the 1950s. It'll be added to the exhibition.
Dec. 25, 2013 - The New Britain Museum of American Art has officially started promoting my exhibition! The typewriters look good, huh?
Jan. 4, 2014 - The announcement page for my exhibition in the museum's quarterly membership newsletter. This was just mailed out to their 5000 members. Eek!!!
Feb. 19, 2014 - Promotional Postcards are done! The museum staff did a nice job. These will definitley be a collector's item so hurry up and 'em before it's too late.
Feb. 20, 2014 - Connecticut Explored magazine did a nice blurb on the upcoming show.
Feb. 25, 2014 - It's official! NPR's The Colin McEnroe Show will broadcast live from the museum on March 11. I'll be one of the panelists talkin' typewriters!
Feb. 26, 2014 - I'm excited to announce that typewriter artist Keira Rathbone will be joining me during the March 13 opening reception. She'll be clicking away on her typewriter for a live performance.
Mar. 3, 2014 - The gallery has been painted and the pedestals are getting ushered in. This will soon be the home of some of my typewriters for three awesome months.
Mar. 5, 2014 - Moving Day.
Mar. 5, 2014 - Sneak peek of the installation.
Mar. 6, 2014 - The exhibition is really starting to come together. Super-dramatic lighting!
Mar. 7, 2014 - My typewriter exhibition opened a 1/2 day early! Here is the first brave visitor checking out the Sholes & Glidden.
Mar. 8, 2014 - Showtime!
Mar. 10, 2014 - Sound crew testing out the acoustics for tomorrow's live broadcast of The Colin McEnroe Show on NPR.
Mar. 11, 2014 - WNPR's The Colin McEnroe Show broadcasting live from the New Britain Museum of American Art.
Mar. 13, 2014 - A night at the museum. Opening Reception.
Mar. 26, 2014 - Lecture at the museum. We expected 20-30 people... almost 100 showed up with some great questions!
Apr. 1, 2014 - Maya and Amy will be traveling through the Midwest soon building Little Free Libraries, but first they'll come visit my exhibition. They're awesome!