All posts by Maddie Kropa

Maddie Kropa

Maddie Kropa

As an Assistant Curator for Exhibitions and Research, Maddie Kropa collaborates with various exhibition teams to help bring PEM’s exciting installations to fruition. A Marblehead native who first visited PEM on class field trips, Maddie was hired in 2010 as an exhibition assistant. Maddie comes from an art and anthropology background, and when she is not at the Museum Store (spending in the name of Fashion Exhibition research), you might find her on the outer Cape or the badminton court.

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Cupid’s dagger

My love affair with knives was born in my Italian grandmother’s kitchen, where dinner preparation was always a spectacle. The aromas! The chopping! The laughter! The yelling (always so much …

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Braving the elements

“Palm trees are amazing. You know, up until recently, I’d never seen one.” I gave my co-worker Dave O’Ryan a questioning look. “Like, not even on a postcard? I’m not …

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Me and Rei

In second grade, I dressed in my best khaki and safari hat ensemble to channel Jane Goodall for my report on “who I admire.” No offense to my girl Jane …