Rebecca Quinn receives prestigious fellowship
Rebecca Quinn (B.A. Art History Honors/Distinction 2011) is one of only three students nationwide admitted with five years of full funding to the art history Ph.D. program at Johns Hopkins University.
In addition to completing a triple major in art history, French and Spanish, Ms. Quinn served as the student representative to the SMU Board of Trustees.
She and a fellow student received a 2010 Provost's "Big Idea" grant to launch a literary magazine and website called "Tale of One City." Inspired by her reading about the decades-long struggle with desegregation in Dallas schools, she and her colleague sought a way to create some sense of community and interaction among high school students from different parts of the city.
In April 2011, she successfully defended her art history honors thesis Santiago as Matamoros: Race, Class and Limpieza de Sangre in a Sixteenth-century Spanish Manuscript. An essay based on one of its chapters was awarded the 2011 Larrie and Bobbi Weil Undergraduate Research Award for best paper.
Natalie Boerder wins MMA internship
Junior Art History major Natalie Boerder has been awarded The Cloisters Summer Internship for 2011, sponsored by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It is one of only a handful of paid summer internships for undergraduate art history majors in the country.
The nine-week internship is for undergraduate college students who are interested in art and museum careers, enjoy working with children, and have an interest in medieval art. Participants join the Education Office of The Cloisters, the branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art devoted to the art of medieval Europe.
Intensive training prepares interns to conduct gallery workshops for New York City day campers and to develop a public gallery talk.