Interns’ Blog

Interns often contribute to the museum’s ongoing work from behind the scenes.  The Interns’ Blog helps shine the spotlight on their important work by letting them share their personal perspective.

  • To Be Framed: Curating Figures and Fruit by Beth Van Hoesen
    I had an awesome semester at the Museum. It commenced with a research project on recently donated work from the Jane Costello Wellehan Collection (see our previous post). For the latter half of our internship,…
  • Initial Beauty: Chinese Cultural Revolution-era Propaganda Posters
    I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as a Bates Museum Intern this fall.  Although it was not a normal semester, by any means, I still found myself engaged and surprised by all the wonderful opportunities…
  • Exploring the Great State of Maine – Artists of the Jane Costello Wellehan Collection
    Our first internship weeks were marked with an extensive research project on approximately 50 artists, many who have some relationship with Maine. Their objects were generously donated to the Bates Museum of Art’s permanent collection…
  • Looking at Maine Landscapes from Tennessee
    When I was creating my presentation for Rollin’ to Olin, a program the museum offers annually for all Lewiston 4th-graders, I came across an amazing painting. I was in awe of its composition, subject matter,…
  • Education Internship
    I have greatly enjoyed being involved in the Bates Museum of Art and working as the Museum Education Intern this winter. I have had so many wonderful opportunities, from helping with block printing workshops to…
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