Advanced Nazi-Era Provenance Workshop 2019

Advanced Nazi-Era Provenance Workshop in Washington, DC on November 19-20, 2019, co-presented by AAMD and the National Archives and Records Administration, and generously sponsored by The Getty Foundation

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Celebrate the 10th Annual Art Museum Day!

Many AAMD museums will offer free admission, discounts, and/or special programs on May 18!

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Museums Show Up During Government Shutdown

Many museums are offering free admission to federal employees during the longest government shutdown in US history.

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"We had an opportunity to build, from the foundation up, a new way of being an art museum on a university campus …… https://t.co/9GMcnoi6vZ

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@MSMuseumArt @RhodesCollege Thank you Aylen! We wish you the best of luck with your future career and your studies… https://t.co/7tk6ej0o5o

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@MSMuseumArt @RhodesCollege Q: What are your goals after graduating? A: I recently graduated from @RhodesCollege.… https://t.co/tUohM32rEz

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@MSMuseumArt @RhodesCollege (cont) ... I was excited to join a team of people who are so welcoming and who are also… https://t.co/XX4otallzM

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@MSMuseumArt @RhodesCollege Q: What’s your favorite thing about @MSMuseumArt? A: My favorite thing about MMA and i… https://t.co/7Nl6xxiwSJ

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@MSMuseumArt @RhodesCollege ...and community work going on in Mississippi and connect with current and aspiring mus… https://t.co/ZhMDzqU6im

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@MSMuseumArt @RhodesCollege Q: What made you apply for this internship? A: I was drawn to this internship becaus… https://t.co/c3jmKnQ4i9

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Meet the intern: Aylen Mercado, @MSMuseumArt intern and 2019 graduate of @RhodesCollege (IG: @memtojxn) https://t.co/5pxHRs3z2I

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Good morning! It's time for our fifth edition of #MeetTheInternsAAMD! (Check the hashtag for the previous four!) https://t.co/r0vhP0MjTV

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More from @MuseumDirectors on our Intern, Gabby Tendero. >>> https://t.co/LQKtjQYaz6 <<<

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Museum director interview of the week: Susan Dackerman When you say ‘American art,’ you often think of landscapes of the Grand Canyon, and the discovery of the West— that’s one version of American Art. On an academic campus everyone is talking about what it means to be American in a more nuanced way.” Learn how this translates into the program at Stanford University's Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University in this interview with director Susan Dackerman, the subject of our interview of the week!

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It's time for the fifth edition of Meet The Interns! The intern: Aylen Mercado [IG: @memtojxn] The museum: Mississippi Museum of Art Aylen's school: Rhodes College class of 2019 Q: What made you apply for this internship? A: I was drawn to this internship because it offered an opportunity to not only step deeper in a career in art museums but also to learn from the innovative art and community work going on in Mississippi and connect with current and aspiring museum professionals across the country. Q: What’s your favorite thing about the Mississippi Museum of Art? A: My favorite thing about MMA and its initiative, the Center for Art and Public Exchange (CAPE), is that I share a lot of its core values. I was excited to join a team of people who are so welcoming and who are also critically thinking about art and artists in relation to history, voice, and equity. Q: What are your goals after graduating? A: I recently graduated from Rhodes College. My studies combined with my time interning at MMA and the people I have met have made me feel more confident about pursuing a PhD that combines sociology and art. Thank you Aylen! We wish you the best of luck with your future career and your studies studies, which sound like they may have great potential for art museums. We can't wait to see what you do next! This summer was the first year of our paid internship program for undergrads from backgrounds underrepresented in museums. (You can read about it here: bit.ly/2zgKW90) To commemorate this we’re introducing you to our first intern class, one by one! [Image description: Aylen Mercado is smiling and standing with arms crossed.]

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We're back with another edition of Meet The Interns! The intern: Gabrielle Tenedero (IG: @gabstahgrams) The museum: Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University Danielle's school: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Q: What made you apply for this internship? A: I applied for the AAMD internship at the Nasher because I was interested in the project I would be working on, which is conducting research on the Ancient Peruvian artworks that are in the museum's collection. In addition to this, I was also really interested in interning at a museum that not only displayed, but emphasized artworks produced by artists from underrepresented communities. Q: What’s your favorite thing about the Nasher? A: The people. Everyone has been so friendly and helpful not only in helping out with the work I'm doing, but also in offering advice about their experiences in the museum field. The museum has such a great team and it's been great seeing the work that they do. Q: What are your goals after graduating? A: Post-graduation, I hope to go straight into graduate school and study Colonial Latin American art. The internship at the Nasher has allowed me to see that research is something I am interested in doing. Thank you for sharing, Gabrielle! We look We look forward to seeing where your journey (and your research) takes you in the future! This summer was the first year of our paid internship program for undergrads from backgrounds underrepresented in museums. (You can read about it here: bit.ly/2zgKW90) To commemorate this we’re introducing you to our first intern class, one by one! [Image description: a picture of Gabrielle Tenedero standing in front of a colorful background.]

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It’s time to Meet the Interns! This summer was the first year of our paid internship program for undergrads from backgrounds underrepresented in museums. (You can read about it here: bit.ly/2zgKW90) To commemorate this we’re introducing you to our first intern class, one by one! The Intern: Grey Gamboa (IG: @theurbantraveler) The museum: McNay Art Museum Grey's school: The University of Texas at Austin (double major in Radio-Television-Film, and Communications & Leadership) What made you apply for this internship? You could say from the very beginning based off personal experience I knew I wanted to work at the McNay and more specifically with the opening of their summer exhibition Transamerica/n: Gender Identity, Appearance Today. Starting my journey of gender identity and self-expression in high school, I never would have thought I would be a part of an exhibition that continues to make national headlines, and educate the city of San Antonio- a historically very Catholic population on the fluidity of gender and outward appearance. After reading the job description online I knew this was my dream job, and hit every check mark for what I wanted to do in a place I called home. And now, the rest is history, I couldn’t be happier or more proud of working with the staff at the McNay. You can really feel the love and sense of community they have been striving for on their walls, so that everyone has the opportunity to see themselves in the art. What’s your favorite thing about the McNay? One of my favorite things beyond meeting with local artists and helping out with different museum events has been developing an interactive activity for Transamerica/n that allows visitors to reflect on themselves and their life experiences. There’s a wall in the exhibit that allows you to write about a transformative experience, and the responses have been incredible. People have been talking about their coming out stories, about love having no boundaries, and many life changing moments that really pull at your heart strings. Reading and learning a little more about the community here has been really fulfilling and eye opening to learn about what someone is willing to share. What are your goals after graduating? I’ve got a couple years until I graduate, but I always tell myself to keep trying to make a difference in the world no matter how small. I’d like to continue to help underrepresented communities, and educate people on diverse backgrounds whether that be through filmmaking or community outreach/education. I definitely am excited to see what’s in store for the future. Thank you Grey! We're can't wait to see what's in the future for you too! Learn more about Transamerica/n at the McNay here: https://www.mcnayart.org/exhibitions/current/transamerica-n-gender-identity-appearance-today [Image description: a black and white photo of UT Austin student and AAMD McNay Intern Grey Gamboa]

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It’s time to Meet the Interns! This summer was the first year of our paid internship program for undergrads from backgrounds underrepresented in museums. (You can read about it here: bit.ly/2zgKW90) To commemorate this we’re introducing you to our first intern class, one by one! The Intern: Shruti Mishra The museum: Montclair Art Museum Shruti's school: Caldwell University (New Jersey) Q: What made you apply for this internship? A: I like learning new things and experiencing new industry. I had never been a part of an art industry before and the opportunity was presented to me when I was actively pursing an internship. It was a match made in heaven! Q: What’s your favorite thing about the museum you are interning at? A: The ambience of the museum along with the amiable personality of the people who work at MAM. Q: What are your goals after graduating? A: Pursue a career in either Digital or PR/Social Media Marketing at a company that believes in bigger things and making the world a better place! Perhaps, in a museum! Who knows? Thank you Shruti! Best wishes for the rest of your summer and your university career - we look forward to seeing where you go and supporting you along the way!