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Sandra Schemske

Art Collection Coordinator
(313) 577-9264
cn8290@wayne.edu
5104 Gullen Mall, Linsell House

Biography

Sandra Schemske has managed the University Art Collection since 2007.

Prior to her position at Wayne State University Schemske served as Assistant Director of Revolution Gallery in Ferndale where she curated and co-curated of over 40 exhibitions, administered the Public Billboard Project and supervised the popular internship program. Revolution Gallery, whose innovative exhibitions, educational and community outreach programs received numerous awards and critical acclaim, closed in 2005.

In June of 2007 she was principle in the Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan awarding $125,000.00 to Wayne State University Art Collection: Stability and Accessibility initiative. This grant supported the assessment and conservation of 15 public sculptures on the WSU campus and selected works by Cass Corridor artists in the WSU Art Collection, acquisition of TMS Art Management software and data entry personnel, the creation of the ArtWalk self-guided tour brochure of public sculptures on campus, a Conservation Assessment of the WSU Art Collection, development of the exhibition, publication and documentary video 'Time and Place: Art of Detroit's Cass Corridor from the Wayne State University Art Collection', and a permanent display of Cass Corridor art and its historical context at the David Adamany Undergraduate Library.

Schemske also collaborated with the WSU Library Systems in the creation of ‘Jacob Lawrence and The Legend of John Brown: A Traveling Art Display’ funded by Detroit Area Library Network and offered through the Michigan Humanities Council Arts and Humanities Touring program.