Director's Blog

History is Not a Luxury: 10 Years of MTCC

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center - Wednesday, September 19, 2018

As we make the final touches for celebrating the museum’s ten year anniversary and the opening of the exhibition Respect: Celebrating 50 years of AfriCOBRA, I was reminded of a piece of writing by ... Read More

Happy Pi Day!

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center - Wednesday, March 14, 2018

I love Pi Day—mostly because it’s a great excuse to eat pie, but also because I remember fondly getting to conduct fun math puzzles in school using the never ending number. Oh, and the winne ... Read More

ArtLinks 2017

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center - Monday, October 23, 2017

Each year my colleagues in the Arkansas Arts Council ( host ArtLinks ( A Conference for Artists, Arts Administrators, Community L ... Read More

Bringing history to life with role-playing games

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center - Wednesday, September 20, 2017

This Friday, September 22nd we’re partnering with Opera in the Rock to present (for the first time in Arkansas) snippets of William Grant Still’s Troubled Island. The opera is about a 1790 revolut ... Read More

Thoughts on Staying Connected

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center - Friday, July 14, 2017

I was listening to the radio the other day and struck by a phrase that one of the commentators, Philip Smith, made in referring to differences of opinions in his organization. He said, “We agree t ... Read More

Year One...

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center - Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Today marks my one-year anniversary as Director of the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center. It’s hard to believe that a year ago I left academia to jump into museum management and the world of state g ... Read More

Lessons from Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center - Friday, May 19, 2017

I just came back from attending my first American Alliance of Museums conference. It was a great opportunity to get a small snapshot of the larger museum community that I now work in. I loved ... Read More


Mosaic Templars Cultural Center - Wednesday, February 08, 2017

You may have noticed that the title for this blog is Library Girl in a Museum World.Part of the concept behind the title originates from the fact that I still am actively involved in the library c ... Read More


Mosaic Templars Cultural Center - Monday, February 06, 2017

I used to live in a house with five other people who I didn’t know. We thought of ourselves as an intentional living community—a place where people from different backgrounds could live toge ... Read More

Some New Beginnings

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center - Thursday, February 02, 2017

Some new beginnings: On not being a writer… I would be the first person to tell you that I’m not a writer. While I loved my master’s thesis topic, I pretty much hated the actual writing ... Read More