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About Casey Monahan

Casey Monahan

Casey Monahan joined Rienzi as education assistant in 2010 after receiving her B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross in Art History and History. She is currently working on her M. A. in Art History at the University of Houston. At Rienzi, the Massachusetts native works with docents, tours, and other public programs. 

Posts by Casey Monahan, page 8

  1. 25 Aug
    Thu / 2011
    Each year, Rienzi closes to the public during the month of August to give curators, conservators, and preparations a chance to evaluate the collection and make repairs to the house. Although void of visitors and docents, this August has been busier than usual for the staff.  Rienzi is preparing to open its first major exhibition, English Taste: The Art of Dining in the Eighteenth Century, on Saturday, September 17th as well as open a...

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  2. 29 Jul
    Fri / 2011
     The Reflecting Pool is one of the most prominent and tranquil spaces within Rienzi’s gardens. A large plane of water accented by eight small fountainheads, the pool is surrounded by tea roses and azaleas as well as two outdoor statues, Figure of a Nude by Carol Wilson Crow and The Torchbearers by Charles Umlauf. As inviting as it might look, any visitor who might venture a quick dip would quickly discover that this pool is only 18...

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  3. 18 Jul
    Mon / 2011
      Yesterday‘s Family Art Workshop at Rienzi celebrated the Caroline A. Ross collection of portrait miniatures. Comprised of 146 European and American miniatures made in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the Caroline A. Ross collection delights and fascinates visitors of all ages (some of my favorites are included in the slideshow!). At the Family Art Workshop, families learned about portrait miniatures from instructor Judy Malone-Stein and had the opportunity to create their own tokens of love. Portrait...

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  4. 27 Jun
    Mon / 2011
    We were abuzz here at Rienzi on Saturday morning as about 20 applicants to the Rienzi docent program enjoyed a brief tour of Rienzi with some of our current docents; heard from Erika Arslan, our docent program manager; and had an opportunity to ask questions during the Docent Program Open House Coffee. We have a thriving docent program at Rienzi (23 of our original 38 docents are still active!), and we’re looking to add more voices and...

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  5. 16 Jun
    Thu / 2011
    This morning, Rienzi was bustling with children during one of our Summer Storytime Tours. Today we had 14 children enjoying stories read by docents Joan Bynum and Isabelle Chain, and by staff member Leah Arlen. They read Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin by Lloyd Moss, This is London by M. Sasek, The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds, How Loud is a Lion? by Clare Beaton, The Napping House by Audrey Wood, and many other books. If you’re interested...

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