Education: Youth and Family.
Philadelphia Museum of Art Internship

Dynamic Velocity of Interborough Rapid Transit Power Station, Frances Simpson Stevens

Summer of 2002 I interned at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in the Education department. The internship was a fabulous experience for me. Working in a huge museum is probablly not something I will do again, but I was very glad to do it once. The staff in charge of the internship program, and involved in the internship program are dedicated, talented, and involved with the interns. Though the museum was vast, I felt at home from the first day. The one drawback was that this is an unpaid internship (our motto was "we're so smart we'll work for free") but I belive the experience will be extremely valuable for me. Now I'm back at Glencairn, this time as a graduate intern, which means full time work with pay and benefits, but I'm only here for a year, then on to more craziness.

As an intern at the PMA I gave seven tours a week to children aged 4-12 and their chaperones (who were sometimes not much more than twelve themselves). Technically the groups were supposed to range in age between six and twelve, but that was not always the case. We (the other interns and I) developed a project that complimented our theme (Art Around the World), and after leading the kids through galleries for an hour or so we brought them downstairs to work on their own art. The experience in general was crazy, hectic, and overall, fun. At the end of it all we created a binder summarizing our work to act as a portfolio when we interview with future employers. I feel that the internship helped me develop skills I wasn't sure I had, and gave me the confidence to take on new projects and meet new people. And that's the story morning glory.

The Merry Jesters, Henri Rousseau

Top: Giving a tour to Glencairn Interns and Staff at the PMA. This is "Dynamic Velocity of Interborough Rapid Transit Power Station" by Frances Simpson Stevens. To some kids it looked like a chocolate roller coaster, a factory to make peanuts, a CD player, or a pizza cutter.
Bottom: Giving a tour to students, this is "The Merry Jesters" by Henri Rousseau. I'm not really a birdwoman, flying, or nearly as dynamic as this photo would suggest.

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