Student Kudos — Late Spring 2017


Two Art History majors have been selected for summer internships (June 5 to August 4. 2017) at Philadelphia Museum of Art. Internships are highly sought after and are usually awarded to graduate students. Interns work for three-and-one-half days per week in a specific placement within a Museum department; one-and-one-half days per week they participate in a Museum Studies group colloquium (on Mondays and Thursday afternoons). It is a great honor to have two students awarded internships:

  • Lowell Sopcisak (Class of 2017) has been offered a curatorial internship in the department of European Decorative Arts and Sculpture at. She will be researching the Foulc Collection, which comprises 200 objects of Gothic and Renaissance sculptures and furniture, including a choir screen from a French château chapel. Lowell will be graduating with honors as a double major in Art History and French.
  • Savannah Adams-Clark, senior Art History major, will be interning in the Education department, particularly assisting with the Community Engagement and Access team. She will be researching services and resources for visitors with disabilities, assisting with accessibility training and material development, and updating the Community and Access intranet page. Additionally, she will assist with the Inside/Out program, which includes visiting partner communities and attending community events, and also assist with accessible and community based workshops. 

Savannah also worked with Professor Eva Bares on project highlighting the destruction of architectural monuments in Middle East.

Chava Krivchenia (Art History December 2016 graduate) is completing a year-long Windgate internship at Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center in Asheville, that she began in the fall. Previously, in Summer 2016, she was an intern for the exhibition curator at Intuit Art Center for the Intuitive Art,  an outsider art museum in downtown Chicago. Since Intuit is a small museum, she was responsible for many of tasks outside of the internship--brief summary, she handled art, wrote loan agreements, helped take down and put up shows, assist with social justice initiatives, greet and give tours to visitors, assist in grant writing and condition reports, and many more. She says, what she enjoyed the most was having different obstacles and tasks to tackle every day. 

Amelia Pate (junior in sculpture) has been awarded a full scholarship sponsored by the Suzanne Hill Scholarship Fund to attend "East Meets West: Japanese Metal Techniques" with Hiroko Yamada class at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

Amelia has also been awarded a Windgate Partial Scholarship to attend '"The Natural Dye Studio" with Charllotte KwonSophena Kwon at Penland School of Crafts, Penland, North Carolina.

Shanna Glawson has three pieces on display during April in the Unreasonable Fears Exhibit at the Center for Faith and the Arts in Salisbury, North Carolina.

Shanna has also recently been nominated for a 2017 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award.