Object Lesson is a monthly First Friday speaker series that will open wide the cases of the Center’s Museum Collection through the perspectives of individuals from the worlds of art, design, performance, community activism, education, and more, creating fresh dialogues about the Collection and its objects. The series invites the public for an up-close and personal experience in an informal, discursive setting that will encourage exploration of the many treasures in the Collection.
Alex Palma is the Assistant Director of The Carpenters’ Company of the City and County of Philadelphia. “The Carpenters’ Company” for short. The Company maintains a historic site- Carpenters’ Hall and a small archives. Alex has held his post at Carpenters’ Hall for nearly five years. Prior, Alex cut his teeth in the Philly history scene by working various project and short-term or part time archives and/or public history jobs around the city including at The Union League of Philadelphia, Christ Church Preservation Trust The La Salle University Archives, Laurel Hill Cemetery and elsewhere. Alex has judged for National History Day since 2017. Alex also serves as Vice Chair to The Delaware Valley Archivists Group and as a member At Large to the Museum Council of Greater Philadelphia. Alex is also on the organizing committee of Archives for Black Lives in Philadelphia.Alex has his MA in Public History from La Salle University. His BA was in History with a minor in Philosophy. Alex enjoys avant-garde cinema, museums, dreary weather, photography and fermenting vegetables.
This event is free to the public. The Center for Art in Wood interprets, nurtures, and champions creative engagement and expansion of art, craft, and design in wood to enhance the public’s understanding and appreciation of it. A suggested donation of $5 per person enables us to provide programs and exhibitions throughout the year.
Questions? Please contact Katie Sorenson, Director of Outreach and Communications at [email protected].