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Katherine Whitney

  • What I do, where I work

  • I am the principal of Katherine Whitney & Associates, an independent consulting firm in Berkeley, California providing exhibit development, research, and exhibit label writing services.

Website(s)

  • Behind the Scenes

    Behind the Scenes

    Case Study

    by Katherine Whitney Published October 17 2012

    Behind the Scenes is a cluster of exhibits at the Lindsay Wildlife Museum in Walnut Creek, CA. The exhibits highlight the work of the museum’s wildlife hospital, which treats and rehabilitates wild animals. The Lindsay Wildlife Museum’s hospital...

  • Gorgeous

    Gorgeous

    Review

    by Katherine Whitney Published November 17 2014

    "Gorgeous" was a unique collaboration between San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). Between June and September 2014, 72 works of art from both collections were intermingled in the galleries of the Asian...

  • A Walk in the Wild: Continuing John Muir's Journey

    A Walk in the Wild: Continuing John Muir's Journey

    Review

    by Katherine Whitney Published November 30 2011

    On a recent day off from school I lured my 10-year-old son to Oakland Museum of California’s exhibit A Walk in the Wild: Continuing John Muir’s Journey. This ambitious exhibition sets out to cover a lot of bases, but my interest was how well it...

  • All Hands On Deck

    All Hands On Deck

    Review

    by Katherine Whitney Published September 23 2010

    When was the last time you saw 14-year-old girls dress up in a museum exhibit? How many 16-year-olds girls do you know who would get down on their knees and scrub a deck? IN COSTUME! As a museum professional who has dragged her children to countless...

  • Take Your Time, Olafur Eliasson

    Take Your Time, Olafur Eliasson

    Review

    by Katherine Whitney Published March 07 2008

    How do you get strangers to interact in an art museum? Create dynamic spaces filled with light, color, water (even darkness) and no labels! I recently went to see the Olafur Eliasson exhibit at SFMOMA and I felt like I was at the Exploratorium. I went...