Funding Opportunity

Asheville Art Museum

2017 Luce Diversity Internship

FUNDING TYPE: External
DEADLINE: March 1, 2017
AREA OF STUDY: Art history (American art), American history, craft history, interdisciplinary studies, women’s and gender studies, or related field
LIMITED TO: Current or post-graduate student preferred; recent graduates or advanced undergraduates may be considered

AWARD DETAILS:

The Henry Luce Foundation awarded the Museum a prestigious two-year American Art program grant to support the reinstallation, reinterpretation, and production of the first catalogue of the Permanent Collection. The Luce Diversity Internship broadens opportunities for students who are passionate about a career in the arts and whose backgrounds or experiences are underrepresented in the museum field. The intern will gain valuable professional experience by working alongside staff in the Curatorial and Education Departments to:

· Research objects in the Museum’s Permanent Collection of American art, which spans from the late 19th century to the present with emphases on artworks important to Western North Carolina/Southern Appalachia, Black Mountain College, Cherokee, and fine studio craft

· Assist with the production of object labels, catalogue entries, artist biographies and artist interviews for the new Permanent Collection galleries, Museum website, and educational media

· Expand resources in the Museum’s artist files

· Contribute ideas for the reinterpretation of the Permanent Collection

· Gain experience in collections management, exhibition development, museum publications, and museum education

AWARD: $3000 stipend + $500 travel allocation

 

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