Marymount Manhattan

Art History Internships

Each year Art History students intern all over New York. A few examples of recent internships include:

Aileen Marcantonio ’09 — Jo Wood-Brown, of Artists Exchange International
“Interning with Jo Wood-Brown was an experience that I will always cherish.  I learned so much and made great contacts while working with Jo.  During my semester, I assisted Jo in preparing and executing her lecture circuits.  I helped to prepare for a group exhibit at the Painting Center and a panel discussion at the Metropolitan Museum and Art.  Jo was such a joy to work for; she was warm, generous, and provided great insight into the art world.  I have used the skills that I developed while working for Jo in my current career.  As an Assistant Director at a Contemporary Art gallery in Manhattan, I work a lot with artists. I was so fortunate to have developed an understanding of the artist’s perspective from my internship experience.”

 

Elizabeth Goodridge ’11American Paintings Department at Christie’s
“When I started my work in the American Paintings Department at Christie’s, I was overcome by the scene that had played out in front of me as I sat in my first sale. My immediate reaction was quickly emailed over to Professor Bell, who gleefully replied and shared the same excitement. When I graduated, I was offered a paid internship at another prestigious American Art gallery in New York…. I chose Marymount Manhattan College because they understood the value of a small community that fostered intimate relationships between students and educators. I would have never had this kind of success had it not been for the environment that was provided by the College and the prestigious educators they employ.”

 

Jordan Anderson ’11 — Free Arts NYC, Antiquities Department at Christie’s, Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Solomon R Guggenheim Museum
“During my time at Marymount Manhattan, I was able to complete four internships. The first was at Free Arts NYC, followed by the Antiquities Department at Christie’s, then the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and finally, The Solomon R Guggenheim Museum. The hands-on experiences and the combined support from my Art History professors at Marymount and my internship supervisors gave me a strong base on which to begin my career. I was offered a paid position in the Education Department at the Guggenheim after my internship and am now considering graduate school to further my education in the field.”


Faces of MMC

  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/941-janine-florio"><img src="/live/image/gid/7/width/215/323_janine-florio.jpg" alt="Janine Florio" title="Janine Florio" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “I still cannot believe that I have had this amazing experience. I remember the first day like it was yesterday. Walking into the Conde Nast building on August 22nd was the beginning of a brilliant experience that I will never forget. Successful people surrounded me as I stood on the elevator waiting to reach my destination. I read all of the businesses on each floor as the numbers reached higher to Teen Vogue. Finally the elevator stopped ant the 10th floor. The doors opened and I nervously but excitingly entered….On my right side were the doors to Allure Magazine, to my left the beautiful glass doors of TEEN VOGUE. This began my journey of the most nerve wracking, but brilliant internship yet.”</p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/941-janine-florio">Janine Florio</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2012, Major in <a href="/departments/art/graphic-design.php" target="_blank">Graphic Design</a></p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/946-jordan-anderson"><img src="/live/image/gid/7/width/215/src_region/0,29,370,399/4843_jordan_anderson.jpg" alt="Jordan Anderson" title="Jordan Anderson" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “During my time at Marymount Manhattan, I was able to complete four internships. The first was at Free Arts NYC, followed by the Antiquities Department at Christie’s, then the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and finally, The Solomon R Guggenheim Museum. The hands-on experiences and the combined support from my Art History professors at Marymount and my internship supervisors gave me a strong base on which to begin my career. I was offered a paid position in the Education Department at the Guggenheim after my internship and am now considering graduate school to further my education in the field.”</p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/946-jordan-anderson">Jordan Anderson</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2011, Major in <a href="/departments/art/art-history.php">Art History</a></p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/889-amy-pekal"><img src="/live/image/gid/7/width/215/src_region/0,2,152,154/322_amypekal_.jpg" alt="Amy Pekal" title="Amy Pekal" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “In the fall semester I was an intern for <em>On Art</em> with artist and curator Viviane Silvera. <em> On Art</em> specializes in taking collectors to galleries and artist’s studios, where Viviane gives talks on the artist and attendees have the chance to meet and speak with artists and learn about the contemporary art world. As an intern for Viviane Silvera I took away many professional experiences, lessons, and grew as a person.  I’ve learned to become a fast, adaptable learner, to take things as they come and to never doubt myself. I had the extraordinary opportunity to go for 5 days to Art Basel Miami Beach, the most important international art fair in the U.S.  The experience furthered my passion and determination to create a career in the art world.” </p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/889-amy-pekal">Amy Pekal</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2015, Major in <a href="/departments/art/art-history.php" target="_blank">Art History,</a> minor in <a href="/departments/art/minors-concentrations.php" target="_blank">Studio Art</a></p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1056-natalia-tuero"><img src="/live/image/gid/7/width/215/src_region/543,185,1456,1099/6409_mmc_14-03-12_099.jpg" alt="Natalia Tuero" title="Natalia Tuero" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> I’m currently Gallery Assistant to the Associate Director of American Paintings and Sculpture, <strong>Hirschl & Adler Galleries</strong>, New York. I serve as the first point of contact between clients and visitors while providing overall assistance to gallery staff. Working here has allowed me to learn more about American art and the overall running of an established gallery. Although I majored in Communication Arts, it was Professor Bell’s Survey of Western Art I  that triggered my interest in building a career in the arts. Then, I traveled to Paris for a summer semester and took a course in Impressionism and Post-Impressionism. Five internships later, including ones at Christie’s and <em>Art in America</em>, I landed my first job after graduating from Marymount Manhattan. My suggestion to MMC students? Internships, internships, internships. Not only do they help you figure out what you like and <em>don’t</em> like about a career in a certain field, but they also give you tons of first-hand experiences and connections so that by the time you’re out of college you feel confident to pursue the career you want. In other words, take advantage of your college years and build that resume. And of course, work hard in school too!</p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1056-natalia-tuero">Natalia Tuero</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class 2014, Major in Communication Arts, <a href="/departments/art/minors/art-history.php" target="_blank">Minor in Art History</a> and <a href="/departments/art/minors/photography.php" target="_blank">Photography</a></p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/945-elizabeth-goodridge"><img src="/live/image/gid/7/width/215/313_elizabeth1-91157_74x74.jpg" alt="Elizabeth Goodridge" title="Elizabeth Goodridge" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “When I started my work in the American Paintings Department at Christie’s, I was overcome by the scene that had played out in front of me as I sat in my first sale. My immediate reaction was quickly emailed over to Professor Bell, who gleefully replied and shared the same excitement. When I graduated, I was offered a paid internship at another prestigious American Art gallery in New York…. I chose Marymount Manhattan College because they understood the value of a small community that fostered intimate relationships between students and educators. I would have never had this kind of success had it not been for the environment that was provided by the College and the prestigious educators they employ.”</p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/945-elizabeth-goodridge">Elizabeth Goodridge</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2011, Major in <a href="/departments/art/art-history.php">Art History</a></p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/901-jamie-allen"><img src="/live/image/gid/7/width/215/src_region/253,0,1254,1001/6425_mmc_sr_thesis_ii-jamie_allen_and_work.jpg" alt="Jamie Allen" title="Jamie Allen" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p class="p1"> In the fall of my junior year, I began assisting Jo Wood-Brown, a multi-media artist, helping her research for class lectures she would host at galleries throughout the city, as well as assisting her with personal studio projects for her upcoming exhibitions. After the semester was over, I not only gained a mentor-student relationship with her, but a special and important friendship that I will cherish for the rest of my life. Without Marymount Manhattan and the support of the art and art history faculty who helped me acquire this internship, I would have never had such a life-changing experience.</p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/901-jamie-allen">Jamie Allen</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2014, <a href="/departments/art/studio-art.php">Studio Art Major</a></p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/943-alex-kohun"><img src="/live/image/gid/7/width/215/317_alex.jpg" alt="Alex Kohun" title="Alex Kohun" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “Some days it was overwhelming…at my internship with Cosmo, I learned more than I ever could have imagined. I developed more skills in InDesign and Photoshop. I got very excited when the designers asked me to change or place photos in the layouts, because I got to see my work printed in the magazines. France Salvosa, senior designer, who designs the beauty pages would ask me to go through the beauty stills and find products that she wants to use in her layouts. Racheal Moore, senior designer, who designs the fashion pages would ask me to scan fashion ideas and place them in her folder on the server. My overall experience at Cosmo was amazing. Everyone treated me with respect, and would always say thank you after I did anything for them. Cosmo has definitely inspired me to work in the magazine business.”</p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/943-alex-kohun">Alex Kohun</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2011, Major in <a href="/departments/art/graphic-design.php">Graphic Design</a></p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/944-aileen-marcantonio"><img src="/live/image/gid/7/width/215/312_aileen.jpg" alt="Aileen Marcantonio" title="Aileen Marcantonio" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “Interning with Jo Wood-Brown was an experience that I will always cherish.  I learned so much and made great contacts while working with Jo.  During my semester, I assisted Jo in preparing and executing her lecture circuits.  I helped to prepare for a group exhibit at the Painting Center and a panel discussion at the Metropolitan Museum and Art.  Jo was such a joy to work for; she was warm, generous, and provided great insight into the art world.  I have used the skills that I developed while working for Jo in my current career.  As an Assistant Director at a Contemporary Art gallery in Manhattan, I work a lot with artists. I was so fortunate to have developed an understanding of the artist’s perspective from my internship experience.”</p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/944-aileen-marcantonio">Aileen Marcantonio</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2009, Major in <a href="/departments/art/art-history.php">Art History</a></p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/947-peter-lombardi"><img src="/live/image/gid/7/width/215/src_region/0,2,513,515/7820_peter_lombardi_profile.jpg" alt="Peter Lombardi" title="Peter Lombardi" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> <em>I graduated from Marymount Manhattan College in January 2013 with a major in Studio Art and a minor in Art Therapy. Since then I have been spending much of my time in the beautiful section of New York called the Bronx, known for hip-hop and street art. </em></p><p> <em>I am currently working at the Bronx River Art Center (<a href="http://www.bronxriverart.org" target="_blank">BRAC</a>) in the Teen Project Studio program.The main goal is to introduce design and artistic drafting to the youth. In addition to this I also split up time helping BRAC to put on their art gallery shows every other month at their studio space nearby. I am really thankful everyday for the teachers and students in the Marymount Manhattan Art Department for preparing me to be so comfortable and focused in this type of work environment. </em></p><p> <em>Even now as I continue my own personal art career path, I feel more and more confident with the choices I make and how I want to shape my future into a successful and fulfilling one. </em></p><p>  </p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/947-peter-lombardi">Peter Lombardi</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p style="text-align: left;"> Class of 2013, <a href="/departments/art/studio-art.php">Studio Art Major</a>, <a href="/departments/art/minors/art-therapy.php">Art Therapy minor</a></p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/890-gabrielle-a-pilotti"><img src="/live/image/gid/7/width/215/src_region/253,0,1254,1001/6401_mmc_13-12-12_138.jpg" alt="Gabrielle A. Pilotti" title="Gabrielle A. Pilotti" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “I believe experiences guide each individual into the right direction. My experience of working at “Parents Magazine” felt as if my dream was coming true because I was not just an extra in the corporation, I was part of a team. I felt like I could see my future: managing photo shoots, interviewing casting calls for future models, and watching all aspects of an editorial business come together to form a successful magazine.”</p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/890-gabrielle-a-pilotti">Gabrielle A. Pilotti</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2014, Major in <a href="/departments/art/photography.php">Photography</a></p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/940-vanessa-gonzalez-bunster"><img src="/live/image/gid/7/width/215/319_vanessagonzalez-bunster.jpg" alt="Vanessa Gonzalez-Bunster" title="Vanessa Gonzalez-Bunster" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “Working at Pier 59 Studios has given me valuable technical knowledge of digital equipment as well as business knowledge. My understanding of the commercial photography business has broadened from working with clients and my co-workers to help projects flow smoothly. Above all I value the relationships and connections I have created that will continue to help me after my internship is complete.”</p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/940-vanessa-gonzalez-bunster">Vanessa Gonzalez-Bunster</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2013, Major in <a href="/departments/art/photography.php">Photography</a></p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/942-charles-sainty"><img src="/live/image/gid/7/width/215/321_charles1.jpg" alt="Charles Sainty" title="Charles Sainty" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “I wanted to understand the day to day operations, the way the individuals in the studio facilitate [conceptual artist Matt] Mullican’s practice, as well as how that artistic practice functions as a business. As a young artist beginning my own career, looking at an uncertain future, these questions are of some immediate concern. In all, it was a wonderful experience that has taught me a great deal about my chosen profession, and I hope never to lose the lessons I learned, or the friends I made.” ~Internship with the Matt Mullican Studio</p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/942-charles-sainty">Charles Sainty</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2012, Major in <a href="/departments/art/photography.php">Photography</a></p></div>