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2017-2018 John Wilmerding Internship in American Art National Gallery of Art

The 11-month internship provides institutional training to students with a demonstrated interest in a museum career. The John Wilmerding Intern works on a project directed by a Gallery curator. Weekly museum seminars introduce the intern to the broad spectrum of museum work, and to Gallery staff, departments, programs, and functions.

The John Wilmerding Internship in American Art is made possible by a generous grant from The Walton Family Foundation.

Applicants may list up to two projects, in order of preference, on the application -- TWO of three projects listed below include works on paper/print opportunities:

(1) Curatorial: American and British Paintings
The intern will assist with planning and research for an upcoming exhibition devoted to the focus exhibition Whistler: The Symphonies in White. Consisting of approximately thirty paintings, drawings, and prints, the show will take as its primary subject one of the most influential works of the 19th century: James McNeill Whistler’s Symphony in White, No. 1: The White Girl.

(2) Curatorial: Modern Prints and Drawings
The American art intern will assist with planning and developing requirements for an in-depth web resource/catalog of the 18,000 watercolor renderings that comprise the Index of American Design (IAD), a collection created between 1935 and 1942 as part of the Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration.
Relevant research areas: North America, 19th Century, 20th Century

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