Turn and face the strange changes

Look, there's a picture of my son in this post!

Yes, that's a Miles Davis onesie.

Yes, that’s a Miles Davis onesie he’s wearing.

Hey, everybody! Well, it’s time to make it official–I am leaving the Denver Art Museum at the end of this month. It’s been a great three years here, and I’m immensely proud of having been able to be a part of the DAM for such a critical time in its history.

Never fear, I plan on staying in the museum community, so you can count on more half-baked theories and poorly-thought-out rants in the future (maybe even more than usual!). I’m planning on spending a lot more time with my four-month-old (that’s him over there on the left), and doing a little work for myself before I go wherever I’m going next.

To that end…for the first time in over ten years, I’m unattached to a specific institution, which is liberating and sorta weird all at the same time. So, I’m feeling like I should take advantage of this. Do you want me to come out to your museum and work on things with you? Let me know. My rates are reasonable (and typically involve beer). You will find me easy to work with, and totally willing to show you lots of pictures of my son (that’s him up above there) with very little prodding.

Peace out, y’all. See you soon, with a different business card.



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  • http://themuseumofthefuture.com/ Jasper Visser

    Congrats on the move Koven! Enjoy the extra time with your son (mine is due in January, so they’ll be able to sign karaoke together at MW2032) and when I hear of exciting projects, I’ll point ‘m your way. Good luck!

  • Jeremy Ottevanger

    OK that’s a promise, right? You’re not leaving the scene completely? I
    hope your new path works out well, and as for spending as much time with
    your young ‘un as possible, well, that’s the best move possible. Enjoy!

  • http://kovenjsmith.com Koven!

    That is a promise. And in return, I need to extract a promise from you that you’ll figure out a way to get me out to the UK again ;)

  • http://kovenjsmith.com Koven!

    Rockin’. I’m hoping I’ll see you at MuseumNext this year also!

  • Jeff

    What a coincidence. Many if us over here in DC are suddenly without institutions too.

  • Dale Kronkright

    This is awesome news for ALL of us out here in the #museum twitterverse! @5easypieces is a free agent. Have API will travel. Dude do I have ideas for you!