Archive for February, 2011

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

FORT WORTH MODERNPublic Relations Photography InternshipThis is a volunteer position.This position is available Summer 2011. Application should be submitted by April 15, 2011.Applicant should be a junior or senior photography major that is capable in various environments with a camera and is proficient in Photoshop CS2 (RAW digital images and transparency scans) and possibly Adobe Illustrator. Please send with your resume 5 to 10 images; submitted electronically or with a self-addressed envelope. The photography intern will be assisting the department in photographing various events and subjects for both promotions and print, assisting the graphic designer in preparing images for publication, and participating on the Modern’s Blog as an author.

SOMETHING TO REMEMBER&Jian Wang

Not everyone starts out as an awesome artist.  I’ve been researching different artists recently to read their biographies of how they got to where they are now.  Hardly any of them began in a state of awesomeness.  Though this may sound simple I think a lot of us get too easily discouraged thinking either we don’t have what it takes or even worse thinking we will never have what it takes. We all know everything is a process.  So why can’t we see that ourselves are indeed a process too?  I think the important thing here is that we are creating something; no matter what it is, or even if it’s “good.”  We are all here for a reason and hopefully it’s because we love art.  Let’s not get swept up in the expectations but rather let our own personal style flow! On a contradicting note however, Jian Wang did in fact begin in a state of awesomeness.  At the ripe age of twelve he was recognized by the Dalian Youth Palace Arts, where he studied for six years.  His recent work includes multiple, multiple paintings of young Beijing girls with inquisitive expressions.  His brush strokes are free and inviting pulling you in to examine the colors that were embedded in his brush at the time of placement.  To check out more of his work and read more about him head on over to his website!

Modern Fort Worth Internships (April 15th deadline)

Internship Opportunities at the Modern

Public Relations Photography InternshipThis is a volunteer position.Applicant should be a junior or senior photography major that is capable in various environments with a camera and is proficient in Photoshop CS2 (RAW digital images and transparency scans) and possibly Adobe Illustrator. Please send with your resume 5 to 10 images; submitted electronically or with a self-addressed envelope. The photography intern will be assisting the department in photographing various events and subjects for both promotions and print, assisting the graphic designer in preparing images for publication, and participating on the Modern’s Blog as an author.This position is available Summer 2011. Application should be submitted by April 15, 2011.Intern Application (PDF)Public Relations Writing InternshipThis is a volunteer position.Applicant should be a junior, senior, or graduate student majoring in art history or public relations with an interest in modern and contemporary art. Additional Internship Responsibilities:Assist PR Manager on projects as assigned, including but not limited to:Managing News Clippings

  • Receiving and counting packages from the Clipping Bureau
  • Maintain a Clipping Center for Museum Staff to use
  • Provide summary to staff of news online
  • Maintain kitchen bulletin board notices

Research for a Media Buying Plan

  • Find costs, circulations, demographics, income level for demographics Assist in distribution and writing of press releases and communication material
  • Gather information and put it in manuscript format for weekly and monthly listings Keep up with ongoing filing.

Fulfill admission ticket donation requests to organizations.Candidates should be available to work 10 to 15 hours per week. PR internships are unpaid.This position is available Summer 2011. Application should be submitted by April 15, 2011.Intern Application (PDF)

Spring Break Art Camp InternshipIn the spring of 2011, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will offer its popular Spring Break Art Camp. This program is designed for 3rd and 4th grade students from select Fort Worth Independent School District elementary schools. The entire Art Camp experience is fueled by the energetic dedication of four interns and two artist’s assistants. Those chosen for these positions will learn about the Modern’s permanent collection and special exhibition, Ed Ruscha: Road Tested, as well as develop a special relationship with campers, artists, and Museum staff. Responsibilities include: helping with campers’ group activities; facilitating looking and learning in the galleries, and in the studio during artmaking sessions; helping artists prepare materials; snack and meal set-up; and various jobs assigned throughout the week. Spring Break Art Camp intern and artist’s assistant opportunities are open to mature and serious students, ages 17 and up, with an interest in art and mentoring to young children. An interview is required for new applicants.Spring Break Art Camp intern/assistant application

Education InternshipThis is a volunteer position.Description:The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Education Internship program provides students with practical work experience in museum education and gives a sense of administrative and creative responsibilities involved in education programming. Internships acquaint students with the Museum’s collection and special exhibitions. They provide an opportunity to work with people of all ages in various programs. Under the guidance of education staff, interns assist with routine administrative tasks from clerical to research as well as assist artists who lead the modern programs with hands on art activities in the studio and galleries. Internships are invaluable experiences due to the level of involvement and responsibility entrusted to each intern.Positions:The Education department offers internships each semester and through the summer in conjunction with various programs as needed.Qualifications:Positions are open to art and art history students. Acceptance is determined by academic achievements, experiences, interests, and future career goals.To Apply: email the education department thornton@themodern.org with a resume or CV and a cover letter with a statement of purpose. Someone will contact you about the availability of current internships in Education

Teen-Artist Project InternshipsThe Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth’s education department is looking for two interns to work specifically with the Teen-Artist Project, a program designed for teenagers with a serious interest in art. TAP is a special, in-depth program for high school students who want to learn more about art with artists as teachers. The 2011-12 TAP program features two separate semesters and two interns are needed for each; the fall semester runs from August – December, 2011 and the spring semester from January – May, 2012. Classes meet in the museum studio on most Sundays from 2-5 pm and TAP interns are expected to attend every class meeting.Intern Responsibilities Include:

  • being available between 1:15 and 5:15 on Sundays
  • preparing sign-in sheet and keeping track of student attendance each week
  • helping locate and set-up supplies in the studio for each class
  • assisting each artist with projects and helping students throughout the class
  • making a supply list as needed for the purchase of materials
  • assisting with clean-up after each class
  • sending class correspondence as necessary
  • photo documenting the program with Museum equipment
  • managing the TAP blog
  • assisting in preparations for the yearly exhibition in May
  • being available on the weekends (during gallery hours) for the duration of the TAP exhibition

Teen-Artist Project intern opportunities are open to energetic and committed adults, age 18 and older (who have graduated from high school), with an interest in art and mentoring teens. An interview is required. Applications are currently being accepted for the fall semester; the application deadline is Friday, May 27.

BROWN BAG LECTURE|Wednesday

Time: 12:05- 12:55pmPeter Reichardt and Kristyn Weaver will be presenting their most recent work titled Recent Work in the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Gallery tomorrow for a brown bag lecture.  They will be presenting drawings, paintings, small sculptures and other works.To find out more about these innovative artists come to the brown bag tomorrow at lunch time, and don’t forget your brown bag!

Brown Bag Lecture with Gallery Artists Postponed one week due to weather

The Brown Bag Lecture/Class Demonstration with Peter Riechardt and Kristyn Weaver will now be Wednesday November 16, at noon.

GERMAN PHOTOGRAPHER|Uta Barth

Tonight, February 8th, the Modern Art Museum will be featuring a lecture by German photographer, Uta Barth.  This free presentation will formally begin at 7pm, however seating begins at 6:30pm and is limited to 250 people.  She will be sharing the progress of her work as it has evolved over the past twenty years.  Mr. Ireland will be attending the event and is willing to lead a group or have people ride along.  For details find Mr. Ireland in his office or in the computer lab today!Her style experiments with depth of field, focus and framing to take photographs that are suggestive rather than descriptive, alluding to places rather than describing them explicitly.  Her interiors and landscapes engage the viewer in an almost subliminal way, testing memory, intellect and habitual responses. To view some of Uta’s work check out Art Review.