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Summer Research Opportunities at the Pomona College Museum of Art




The Pomona College Museum of Art offers two summer research opportunities.

1)    A curatorial research project leading to an exhibition in Fall 2012 in the Pomona College Museum of Art. The subject of the exhibition is determined and will complement the Mellon Elemental Arts project 2012/13 theme “Earth.” Working with the director of the museum, the student will develop an exhibition drawn from the museum holdings in the aerial photography of Marilyn Bridges. The student will research and select work, develop installation plan, and write an informative exhibition brochure. Open to all continuing students; it will be helpful to have a background in art history, anthropology, and/or environmental analysis. The award is $5,000 with additional funds available for research expenses. For more information, contact Professor Kathleen Howe, Pomona College Museum of Art.

2)    A curatorial research project in which the fellow will oversee the publication of museum catalogues for the Museum’s contemporary art program, The Project Series. Working with the Museum’s senior curator Rebecca McGrew, the fellow will research, develop, and oversee 1-2 scholarly catalogues devoted to artists who will participate as 2012/13 Project Series artists.  Open to continuing students with a background in art history, the award is $5000 with additional funds available for research. For more information, contact Rebecca McGrew, Senior Curator, Pomona College Museum of Art.

These awards are supported by the generous gift of Janet Inskeep Benton ’79 in support of museum programs.   Students can apply for these internships through the regular SURP application process.

Lecture by Carrie Dedon (’10) on Andy Warhol

Pomona art history major Carrie Dedon will present a lecture on the current exhibition in the Pomona College Museum of Art, “Famous for 15: From Andy Warhol to Your Camera Phone,” which she curated.

“Famous for 15” examines the phenomenon of photo-based fame through Andy Warhol’s practice and its modern parallel of camera-phone photographs.  Included in the exhibition is a selection of Polariods and black and white prints by Andy Warhol from the 159 photographs given to the Pomona College Museum of Art in 2008 by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts through the Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program.  In addition to the Warhol photographs, contemporary camera-phone photos will be projected in the gallery as part of the exhibition.

Carrie Dedon is the first recipient of the recently endowed Kilsby Museum Internship.  A generous gift establishing the Graham “Bud” ’55 and Mary Ellen ’56 Kilsby Endowment Fund for Student Interns at the Pomona College Museum of Art supports Museum internships for Pomona College students interested in the arts.

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