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Awesome Tufts Internships: MIT List Visual Arts Center

Another great entry in our new series – look for lots more of these as we explore where everyone’s headed off to this summer!

Andrea Rosen is doing a summer internship at the MIT List Visual Arts Center. She found the internship on the Center’s website. They offer four summer internships, and assign each intern to the staff member that best aligns with their interests. Andrea will be working for curator João Ribas, assisting him with contemporary art exhibitions. Her duties will include assembling checklists, writing and tracking loan requests, and assembling contributions to exhibition catalogues. She is very excited for this tremendous, career-building opportunity.

Volunteer Tour Leaders [MIT List Visual Arts Center]

The MIT List Visual Arts Center is currently seeking 2 volunteers to lead walking tours of MIT’s Public Art Collection.  MIT’s noted public art, which is enjoyed by the MIT community and visitors alike, has numerous works by major artists.  Since 1961, generous gifts, loans, and commissions have made possible the inclusion of works by Alexander Calder, Jennifer Bartlett, Frank Stella, Petah Coyne, Henry Moore, Beverly Pepper, Mark di Suvero, and several major bronzes by Jacques Lipchitz.  Commissions through MIT’s Percent-for-Art program also enrich MIT’s Public Art Collection.  Percent-for-Art commissions include works by Louise Nevelson, Cai Guo-Qiang, Sarah Sze, Dan Graham, Sol LeWitt, Anish Kapoor, and Lawrence Weiner.

Volunteers will be trained and have the opportunity to learn about this major collection of public art as well as contribute a valuable service to a nonprofit art institution.  Qualified volunteers will have a deep appreciation of art, an interest in modern and contemporary art history, and effective public speaking and communication skills.  The physical ability to lead a walking tour for up to two hours is necessary.  Candidates are asked to make a one-year commitment and be available for at least two tours per month, occasionally including evenings and weekends.

For more information, please contact David Freilach.

DAVID A. FREILACH
Assistant Director
freilach@mit.edu
617-253-5076   Telephone
617-258-7265   Fax

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