Home Again at WashU
For the past several months I've had the pleasure of reconnecting with colleagues in two departments at Washington University.
Over the summer, I had the opportunity to work on a campaign with the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum to help promote their fall exhibition and the tenth anniversary in their current building. This was especially fun for me, as I'd actually worked at the museum over ten years ago when the building opened in 2006. While the museum was between marketing managers, they hired me to help coordinate promotions and manage the direct mail, advertising, and digital outreach.
The video below offers a taste of the installation and opening of the Kemper Art Museum's current exhibition Real / Radical / Psychological: The Collection on Display. It is the first building-wide installation of the museum's fantastic collection. I highly recommend stopping by before January 15 to check it out.
In addition to assisting at the Kemper, I also worked with Washington University's Gephardt Institute for Civic & Community Engagement while their marketing manager was on maternity leave. I was familiar with the Gephardt from my previous ten years at the university, but I enjoyed getting to know the department better and working with them to keep their promotions and storytelling on track during the busy back-to-school season.
The programs at the Gephardt touch faculty, students, alumni, and others across the university. They offer eye-opening St. Louis bus tours, engage students in a variety of civic and social issues, support faculty in their community-focused endeavors, and bring alumni together to connect and discuss crucial issues. They are doing important work and it was a pleasure to be a part of it.
While I decided to form Kimberly Singer Creative earlier this year to branch out, connect, and work with organizations throughout the St. Louis region, Washington University will always, in some way, feel like home. It was definitely nice to get a new perspective on the institution and meet some new folks at "home" these last few months.