Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 80 Page 81 Page 8232 KATIE WELLES ‘16 The Museums Concentration was very much the skeleton of my studies at Smith; it attracted me even before I knew what my major would be and consequently served as a way for me to structure both my academic and professional endeavors. During the summer between my sophomore and junior years, I interned at the Frick Collection in the Registrar Department. There I witnessed all the work that went into creating an exhibition, observed the detailed correspondence between institutions and was lucky enough to handle incoming art objects. Connecting with the other interns and sharing our experiences across departments was equally rewarding, and the Frick nurtured us by introducing us to the entire staff and leading tours at various libraries and museums in New York City. The following summer I interned at Art House Productions, home to a spectrum of visual and perform- ing arts in Jersey City, NJ. I worked directly under the founder and executive director, which involved wearing many hats ranging from promoter of development campaigns to gallery docent to managing director of the theater program. During interterm (J-term) of my senior year I traveled to France, first Paris and then Montpellier, where I began a digital archive of Jewish artist Isaac Dobrinsky. This project became the core of my Capstone, in which I explored not only Dobrinsky’s life and work, but also how best to use technology to make a physically isolated collection accessible and searchable by a larger audience. In the meantime, throughout my senior year I had a work-study position in the art studio at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art and I volunteered at SCMA, which gave me a peek into the education departments of both institutions. Looking back on the Museums Concentration and my studies within the Art History and French departments, I realize my experiences were by no means linear. I jumped around the art world and tried a lot of different roles, learning the pros and cons of each. I was pushed to seek out many different opportunities and the generosity of Smith and its benefactors made it possible for me to take them. The concentration made sense of a collection of diverse experiences and connected me with amazing people, namely my brilliant and supportive peers. I feel grateful to have been a part of it. Katie Welles ’16 majored in Art History and French Studies with a Museums Concentration. She is currently an English language assistant at the Teaching Assistant Program in Paris, France. EMILY GALLAGHER ‘16 developed a proposal for the museum to acquire She Gone Rogue, a video artwork created by trans artists Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst. The museum accepted the proposal and ac- quired the piece for its growing video and new media collection. When did you first become interested in the video She Gone Rogue? I initially saw this piece when Frazer Ward was teaching a contemporary art topics class, and as part of our class we all went down to the Whitney Biennial together. This video was actually in the lobby gallery, so it was one of the first things you saw when you entered the museum. I just remember the room was really crowded, and I walked in and was pulled in to this video because it’s so visually interesting—which I think is one of the best qualities of the video because it forces the viewer to stay with it. Before you even know what you’re signing up for, you’re taken in by it. I just found it so engrossing—I didn’t know what it was about when I was first watching it, but as I kept watching the video, I saw really cool themes emerge MUSEUMS CONCENTRATORS’ PERSPECTIVES MUSEUMS CONCENTRATORS’ PERSPECTIVES