Curatorial + Interpretive


 

Before founding the firm, MGMP Principal Marcy Goodwin began her career as a curator.  Her curatorial history is extensive, continuing to the present day, and runs the gamut from intimate 1,500 square foot shows, to 45,000 square foot major international traveling exhibitions.  MGMP has undertaken every type of curatorial programming activity, including subject research, rights research and acquisition, etc.  In addition, MGMP has been instrumental in securing grants and other funding for exhibits that our staff has programmed.

We have worked on exhibitions focused on art, history, automobiles, architecture, design, and science, and have teamed with some of the world's pre-eminent designers, such as Ivan Chermayeff, Mario Bellini, Charles Eames, Saul Bass, and George Nelson.  At present, MGMP often works with the firm Chu+Gooding as a seamless team to develop, design, and present museum exhibitions.

For large scale traveling exhibits, MGMP has made arrangements for travel to other institutions.  MGMP has also developed and negotiated agreements for traveling exhibitions and for the publication of major exhibition catalogs, in some cases trade publications such as "Automobile & Culture" (Abrams Press) and L.A. Access (self-published).  These were major artistic and business undertakings that took, in some cases, several years to complete.

MGMP has been trusted to create conceptual exhibit plans for many of the same institutions for which we have developed strategic plans.  This list includes the National Hot Rod Association Motorsports Museum, the Wisconsin Forest Exploration Center, the Go For Broke National Education Center, Wheels Museum, Nevada State History Museum, Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan, Museum of Utah Art & History, Louisiana State History Museum, American Political History Center, Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Museum & Library, the Community Redevelopment Agency of Los Angeles, the Latino Museum, the Tech Museum, the Andy Warhol Museum, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, and the Museum fur Angewandte Kunst.

Our interpretive planning has included coordination with state and local educational guidelines.  Recently, we have developed several exhibit outlines which coordinate with STEM and STEAM programs.  Because we at MGMP are all history buffs, we enjoy learning about the specific historical contexts of each exhibit we are invited to design.

 

    MGMP Curatorial Projects

  • The Common Object
    Junior Arts Center Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Park
    Los Angeles, CA

  • 50 Inches Off the Ground in L.A.
    Junior Arts Center Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Park
    Los Angeles, CA

  • Jon Jerde, Architect
    San Diego Arts Center, Horton Plaza
    San Diego, CA

  • L.A., 200 Years - Los Angeles Bicentennial Exhibition
    Pershing Square
    Los Angeles, CA

  • Automobile & Culture
    Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
    Los Angeles, CA
    Exhibit also traveled to the Detroit Institute of the Arts; Paris; and Tokyo

  • Mario Bellini: From Concept to Product (concept only)
    San Diego Art Center
    San Diego, CA

  • Louis I. Kahn, Architect
    Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
    Los Angeles, CA

  • Inventions
    IBM Exhibit Center
    The Office of Charles & Ray Eames
    New York, NY

  • Untitled Saul Bass Project
    Los Angeles, CA

  • George Nelson Retrospective (concept only)
    Los Angeles, CA

  • Mark Taper Hall of Economics & Finance
    California Science Center

    Los Angeles, CA
  • Pardisan History & Cultural Center & Park
    Alborz Mountains, Iran

  • The Playboy Museum (concept only)
    West Hollywood, CA