The Art History Program is pleased to announce Art History major
Emma Kendall ’24 will be awarded the James E. Lieber Internship Fund to help support her summer work with the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance.
Established in 2019 by James E. Lieber ’84, and awarded by the Art History Program, the Lieber Art History Internship Fund provides grant support to Art History majors or minors for summer work experience as rising juniors and seniors through unpaid or underpaid internships with non-profit visual arts-related institutions in the United States or abroad, such as museums, cultural foundations, collections, publications, and visual arts education programs. Read on to learn more about Emma’s planned internship at the Northern Manhattan Art Alliance.
I will be employed as an administrative intern at the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, a non-profit arts organization committed to fostering the work of Northern Manhattan artists. By providing resources and funding, NoMAA aims to encourage the creation of new work and engage the community of upper Manhattan by connecting artists with diverse audiences. I will be working with the Executive Director and the rest of the team to reinforce the presentation of their annual Uptown Arts Stroll: a month-long program of art expositions, open studios, and live performances. I will help out at events, contribute written material, and perform organizational tasks to assist in cultivating and maintaining the relationships and interactions that allow the non-profit to act as a catalyst for local economic growth while amplifying the rich artistic culture of the region. I believe in the importance of nurturing arts programs within communities and will be able to witness firsthand the developments in contemporary art that arise from this support. Ultimately, the interdisciplinary approach to the Uptown Arts Stroll aligns with my priorities as a liberal arts student and will inspire me to seek out opportunities that merge my enthusiasm for the preservation of material culture with my interest in research-based storytelling.