This past academic year, two Art History students interned at the Ogunquit Museum of American Art in Ogunquit, assisting USM Art History Professor Emerita, Donna Cassidy, in the curation of the exhibition past academic year, two Art History students interned at the Ogunquit Museum of American Art in Ogunquit, assisting USM Art History Professor Emerita, Donna Cassidy, in the curation of the exhibition Shifting Sands: Beaches, Bathers, and Modern Art. This experiential learning opportunity satisfied an important component of their Art History degrees at USM. The excellent work done by these student Interns, Elizabeth Hand Hodenberg and Abigail Dunnigan, has become part of this exhibition’s archive, and the students’ research blogs are posted on the Museum’s website.
Read Lizzie Hand’s Blog, A Short History of Bathing Attire.
Read Abby Dunnigan’s Blog, George Bellows and Reginald Marsh.
Internships are a valuable opportunity for Art Majors to extend their academic experience through associations with the local visual arts community. BFA, Art History, and Art & Entrepreneurial Students are required to complete a 3-credit Internship (135-hours) during their Junior/Senior year. Internships allow students to work with art professionals, artists, and scholars, as well as institutions, organizations and/or businesses connected to their individual interests and future career goals. Through the internship experience students gain insight into and knowledge about professional experience in their chosen field.