A special installation at the Smithsonian American Art Museum
On the occasion of the exhibition Jean Shin: Common Threads, May 1 – July 26, 2009
New York artist Jean Shin is collecting thousands of old trophies from residents living in
Washington D.C. and the surrounding area for an upcoming art installation at the Smithsonian
American Art Museum entitled, “Everyday Monuments.” Each donated trophy will be
transformed by altering its figure’s pose to resemble the movements of everyday tasks and
then incorporated into a large‐scale art installation.
If you’d like to participate in this unique art project by donating trophies, please complete the
reverse side of this sheet and return it, along with your trophies, to the location listed below.
Trophies may also be submitted directly to the artist by contacting her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about Jean Shin, go to www.jeanshin.com.
*Please note that donated trophies will become a permanent part of the work of art, and will
not be returned to the owner. The artist is solely interested in trophies with figurines. Signs of
moderate wear and tear are acceptable. If you prefer that a name plate does no appear in the
final installation, please remove it from the trophy before delivery. Be sure to write your name
in permanent marker on the underside of the trophy.
Trophies may be delivered daily between the hours of 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. to:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center Information Desk, 3rd Floor
8th and F Streets, NW
DONATION DEADLINE: ________December 13_________
Total Number of Trophies Donated: _________
Description of Trophy (‐ies): (sport/event of award, material, colors, average height)
History of Trophy(‐ies): (any details that you would like to share; please attach more pages if necessary)