Getty Foundation Awards Internship Grant to Pitzer

Pitzer College received the 2010 Multicultural Undergraduate Internship grant from the Getty Foundation. This is the second year in a row that the college has recieved a grant to fund a summer internship for a Pitzer student to work at the Pitzer Art Galleries.

The Pitzer Art Galleries Getty intern is scheduled to work full-time this summer as an exhibition researcher as well as a curatorial assistant for the upcoming art exhibitions such as “Writ Large,” scheduled for July, and “Bas Jan Ader: Suspended Between Laughter and Tears” which is scheduled to open Sep. 23.

The Pitzer Galleries include two different sites, each with its own specific purpose. The Nichols Gallery, which is located in the Edythe and Eli Broad Center, usually presents solo and group exhibitions by emerging or established national and international artists. The Lenzner Family Art Gallery, located in Atherton Hall, is more of an experimental gallery for emerging artists working in all media.

The Getty Foundation’s Multicultural Undergraduate Internship has provided over 2,100 students of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, or Pacific Islander descent with arts internships since 1993. Its goal is to increase diversity in and provide support for Los Angeles-area museums and visual arts organizations.

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