Each summer, the Art Institute of Chicago hires 8 to 10 paid interns to work in the Museum Education Department. We participate in education programs serving all ages, from pre-school children to senior citizens. Some of our day-to-day tasks include: leading gallery tours for schools, community groups, adults, and families; assisting in studio art activities; participating in research and writing projects; attending museum practices seminars; presenting lectures to adult audiences.
Below, you can learn a little more about each of us and our interests.
Andrew – Student at Randolph College studying Art History and Museum Studies with a minor in American Culture (2013).
Carolyn – Graduate student in Museum Studies at Georgetown University (2012) with a B.A. in Art History from Boston College (2009).
Emily – B.A. in European History from Emory University (2012) with an interest in conservation and a focus in Victorian painting. Favorite museum artists include Caillebotte, Dali, and Rossetti.
Hannah – B.A. in Art and Visual Culture from Bates College (2012).
Kat – B.A. in Studio Art and English Literature from Swarthmore College (2012) with a focus in photography and video. Favorite artists featured in the museum: Rineke Dijkstra, Jindřich Heisler, and Marc Chagall.
Kendall – M.A. in Art History from University of East Anglia (2011), B.A. in Art History from Tufts University (2008). Favorite piece on display in the museum: Farm near Duivendrecht by Piet Mondrian.
Matthew – B.A. in Art History and French Area Studies from Kenyon College (2012) with a focus in North African Islamic art. Favorite artists featured in the museum: Gustave Moreau and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner.
Moses – Student at Swarthmore College (2013) studying Art History and Interpretation Theory. Favorite piece on display in the museum: The Red Tower by Robert Delaunay.
Tiffany – B.A. in Art History from Vassar College (2012) with minors in Education and Economics. Favorite artists featured in the museum: Salvador Dali, Vasily Kandinsky, and Isamu Noguchi.