Archive for June, 2009
Hailing from Northern California, Shoshana attended ASU for her undergraduate studies and received a Bachelor’s of Art in Art History with a minor in Design Studies, cum laude, in 2007. She is currently studying for a Master’s of Art in Art Education and expects to graduate in 2011. Chosen as the Windgate Intern for the 2008-2009 year, Shoshana says that it “has been a fabulous opportunity to work with many different people at the museum, and I’ve enjoyed the responsibility.”
Want to know more about Shoshana and her work at the museum as a Windgate Intern? Scroll on down…
What did you do on a daily basis?
“I selected the art works, found information about the works and artists for labels, researched and wrote text panels, designed activities for the gallery and for the event, contacted and worked with collaborators, helped design the layout for the show, and much more!”
What did you learn from designing the exhibition?
“I truly got to see how an exhibition is created, from the ground up. I’ve probably had the most fun getting into the mindset of a child to design fun interactive components for the exhibition and event.”
What are the perks of the Windgate internship?
“It’s exciting to see the wheels turning for exhibitions, including those other than my own. Just the whole experience of being “behind the scenes” is fascinating.”
What have you learned from your internship experience?
“I’ve learned how to work independently, but also with lots of different types of people and organizations. I’ve learned how to think outside the box for an exhibition, cliché as that might seem, yet appeal to a wide variety of audiences. It’s a lot about balance and autonomy.”
Do you have any advice for would-be Windgate interns?
“I’d just remind them to work hard! The museum is all about what you see and experience, so everything we do has actual physical importance that affects people everyday.”
Now that you know who she is and what she looks like, you might just say “hi” to Shoshana when you stop by the museum Saturday, July 11, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m for ASU Art Museum’s Family Fun Day. Also, you can always stop by and see the Food: Feast for the Eyes exhibit (for !free!), Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 am -5:00 pm, until August 29th.
And yes, you too can play with the cute vegetable and fruit puppets!
Figuring Prominently is the newest exhibition to open this summer season at ASU Art Museum. Thanks to ASU’s State Press for doing a terrific article for us! The show is open through September 19 and has some spectacular pieces from the museum’s collection.
ASU Art Museum is always free and open to the public. Visit us Tuesday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. We’re right on Mill Avenue at 10th Street, just south of University Drive.