WELLESLEY, Mass. – The Davis Museum recently welcomed 10 new interns for the twelfth season of the prestigious Davis Summer Internship Program. Working in departments throughout the museum in a program that lasts ten weeks, the interns will gain an in-depth view of the art world and museum professions.
Chosen from a competitive pool of applicants, all interns at the Davis are current or recently graduated students of Wellesley College. Emily Zhao ’17 (Princeton Junction, NJ), Gaia Lettere ’15 (Hanover, NH), Ningyi Xi ’17 (Hangzhou, China), and Hannah Augst ’17 (Richmond, VA) are working in the curatorial department, Flor Gutierrez ’15 (Pomona, CA) is working on collections care and management, Carrington OBrion ’15 (Richmond, VA) is working on interpretive programming, Sheree Liu ’17 (Warren, NJ) and Belle Noonan ’17 (Providence, RI) are working with technology, and Kathryn Griffith ’15 (Simsbury, CT) is the Eleanor P. DeLorme Intern.
Intern Coordinator, Hannah Levine ‘15 (Redlands, CA), is returning from last year’s program and has worked over the course of the past academic year to plan the internship. The students come from diverse backgrounds with majors ranging from art history to classical civilizations, anthropology, economics, and media arts and sciences.
The program consists of individual research projects, career workshops, and on-site visits to art institutions where interns are introduced to art professionals, many of whom are Wellesley College alumnae. This year, Public and Interpretive Programs Specialist, Liz Gardner, and Intern Coordinator, Hannah Levine, have planned visits to multiple regional New England museums including the Harvard Art Museum, the Rhode Island School of Design, the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, and the New Bedford Whaling Museum. The interns will also spend several days in New York City visiting museums, viewing galleries, and attending a Friends of Art dinner. The internship is graciously funded by the Wellesley College Friends of Art, who are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year.
About the Davis.
One of the oldest and most acclaimed academic fine arts museums in the United States, the Davis Museum is a vital force in the intellectual, pedagogical and social life of Wellesley College. It seeks to create an environment that cultivates visual literacy, inspires new ideas, and fosters involvement with the arts both within the College and the larger community.
The Davis collections, including some 11,000 objects, span global history from antiquity to the present and include masterpieces from almost every continent. Today, the holdings are housed in an extraordinary museum building, designed by Rafael Moneo, winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize. In addition to dynamic presentations of the permanent collections, and installations that support specific coursework and research interests, the Davis hosts a rotating series of engaging temporary exhibitions and programs organized to inform, delight, and challenge visitors.
About Wellesley College
The Wellesley College arts curriculum and the highly acclaimed Davis Museum are integral components of the College’s liberal arts education. Departments and programs from across the campus enliven the community with world-class programming—classical and popular music, visual arts, theatre, dance, author readings, symposia, and lectures by some of today’s leading artists and creative thinkers—most of which are free and open to the public.
Since 1875, Wellesley College has been the preeminent liberal arts college for women. Known for its intellectual rigor and its remarkable track record for the cultivation of women leaders in every arena, Wellesley—only 12 miles from Boston—is home to some 2300 undergraduates from every state and 75 countries.