Mike Rippy

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Name: Mike Rippy
Position: Digital & Special Projects, Program Manager
Email Address: mrippy@nd.edu

What is the most rewarding aspect of your position?:
It's really the cliche of being around the artwork. It's amazing to see so much work, hold it in your hand, and refine your personal aesthetic. As a creative myself seeing the work informs and refines my own work.

How did you get into museum work?: 
My mom suggested I apply for a photography position she had seen in the paper for the Indianapolis Museum of Art. My future boss said along with my experience that I seemed to take the job more seriously than the other candidates. The suit probably helped to give that impression.

Favorite work in the Snite Museum of Art?:
The work we have by David Levinthal is amazing. However, my absolute favorite work in our collection is John Baldessari's "Throwing Three Balls in the Air to Get a Straight Line (Best of Thirty-Six Attempts)". One of the best conceptual artworks ever made.