Museums & Society Newsfeed
Join us for "How to Display the 'Primitive' Past: Collecting the Early Middle Ages in Nineteenth-Century France". Thursday, September 12, Gilman 132, 6pm.
Thanks to the new Hall Grant to support a floating museum internship, Joseph Shaikewitz'15 has spent the summer in the curatorial department and the Center for the Study of Modern Art at the Philipps Collection in Washington D.C. He reports: "I’ve been presented with incredible opportunities... [from doing] research on contemporary artists ... [to developing] academic and public programs... I am in the process of putting together an exhibition on portraiture that draws from the works held by a local collector and has thus involved extensive research of the art in his collection, conceptualizing an exhibition theme, and even visiting with the collector to view his impressive holdings of photography and sculpture. I’ve loved every minute of my internship — it’s invaluable to have the opportunity to truly recognize and reaffirm that this is what I want to do with my life."
Supported by Museums and Society's Mellon grant, History major Yonah Reback is interning at the Jewish Museum of Maryland this summer. He is working with staff on "an exciting new exhibition spotlighting the life of Mendes I. Cohen, one of Baltimore's most fascinating Jewish characters. Part 'Forrest Gump,' part 'Indiana Jones,' Mendes Cohen defended Fort McHenry in the War of 1812, helped run his family's successful banking business, and traveled extensively throughout Europe and the Middle East. Most significantly, Mendes was the first American-Jew to experience the land of Israel in the 1830s. I look forward to bringing this wonderful project to life." See the show when it opens in August 2014! Interested in a museum internship? click here.
Christie Young Smith '13 and Grace Golden '16 are interning at the Freer and Sackler galleries this summer, continuing their work on an exhibit of Turkish Photographer Ara Güler. Christie and Grace took the Mellon-funded course Museums and Society developed in partnership with the Smithsonian this Spring 2013. Grace writes about her experience: "So far, this has meant several trips to the museum archives, meetings with curators and web designers, drafting wall text and blog posts, and lots of research! There are a ton of perks with this job—yesterday I got free food from the National Folk life Festival for the Smithsonian Staff Picnic, and I spent this morning at the Newseum looking for inspiration. Also, I’m happy to report that after a month here, I’ve finally stopped getting lost in the maze of offices!" Look for the exhibit opening in December, and for sneak previews on campus (including on this website) in the Fall. For more on the Mellon grant, click here. For more on our courses, go here.
Drew Lash'14 sent M&S this teaser about her internship at the Phillips Collection in Washington D.C. "I met Ellsworth Kelly!"
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