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JMU Senior Gains Valuable Experience at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Danielle Lewandowski, Art History Major and Class of 2015, is now busy with her Summer Education Internship at Richmond’s Virginia Museum of Fine Arts where she is leading a number of youth and family programs this July and August. Her responsibilities include offering hands-on classes for preschool-age children, and designing her own Museum tours and classes for participants in the VMFA’s summer art camps. These art camp experiences for students ages 5-18 feature VMFA works drawn from a wide range of historical periods, from across the globe, and cover many different media. One of the course projects Danielle has designed highlights the study of Ancient Greek Vase painting, paired with a student project in creating a black figure vase out of molded clay. The VMFA will post on its website Danielle’s tour integrating math and science concepts into the study of art history.

At JMU Danielle developed her skills in Curatorial Studies and Museum Education through a variety of experiences, including as a member of the “Art History Exhibition Seminar,” offered by Sarah Brooks; in Kate Stevens’ “Museums and Technology” course; and in Laura Katzman’s class “The Museum: History and Controversies.” 






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