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Literary Nonfiction. Lyric Essay. Museum Studies. Travel Writing. ANATOMY OF A MUSEUM visits the Icelandic Phallological Museum in its final months under the direction of its original collector, to trace how what started as a gag gift evolved over decades into a museum known around the world. By its own estimation, the Icelandic Phallological Museum is the only institution in the world to seek a collection of phallic specimens from every mammal species in one country—and since the recent demise of a human donor, the collection is now complete. But for all its originality, the IPM proves to be an illuminating part of both long-standing museum traditions and the particular bloom of Icelandic institutions since the 1990s, demonstrating the island's uncanny knack of turning private collections into public museums.
Jennifer Davis-Lamm @ The Dallas ObserverHannah Abegg-Verk @ The Collagistreview @ Emerging Writers Network
A. Kendra Greene began her museum career adhering text to the wall: one vinyl letter at a time. The University of Iowa gave her an MFA in Nonfiction and the opportunity to costume a giant ground sloth in its Museum of Natural History. She's been a Fulbright Grantee and a Jacob K. Javits Fellow. She is now Visiting Artist at the Dallas Museum of Art's Center for Creative Connections, where she collects oral history and reinvents museum text generated by visitors and curators alike.Author City: DALLAS, TX USA