All posts by Dave O'Ryan

Dave O'Ryan

Dave O'Ryan

As a Collection Specialist, Dave O’Ryan is primarily concerned with managing artwork in storage as well as installing exhibitions. He has been at PEM since 2007, having begun as a curatorial intern. He also spent time at a fine art shipping firm, driving artwork around the Greater Boston area by refrigerated truck. In his spare time, Dave enjoys cycling, drinking beer and traveling; all with his lovely wife, Leah.


Art hang

Last week, my colleagues and I hit the road to install a cross-section of PEM’s finest objects at NYC’s annual Winter Antiques Show at the Park Avenue Armory, a massive …

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Holiday flick picks

Right about now, with the holidays a little less than two weeks away, I’m feeling pretty festive. My condo is full of trees and lights, and I’m wishing for about …

KCI staff dressing

Monets and mannequins

  For the past several weeks, the Collection Management department has been busier than usual, with multiple back-to-back exhibition projects. We began with the de-installation of In Conversation, which was …

Soundsuits installed at PEM

Tricky Soundsuit install

Working with special exhibitions, it’s always fun, if not challenging, to install a work of art that presents more complications than simply placing a sculpture on a pedestal or hanging …