Art Rambles (page 2)

July 14, 2010

St. Michael Update!

In my last post, I mentioned that St. Michael’s gilding would be finished in the next several days. And indeed it was; after nine long months of careful work, all of the remaining gold has been secured. And how it shimmers!The next step is structural conservation. Tiffany, Donna, and I have already removed about a […]

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June 29, 2010

Getty Arts Summit

Yesterday Tiffany, Milan and I went to the Arts Summit. The Arts Summit is a professional development event at the Getty. All of the multicultural undergraduate interns came together to mingle with each other and meet industry professionals. It was an all day event, and it was jam-packed with activities and interesting people.We got private […]

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June 22, 2010

Progress on the Conservation of St. Mike

For those of you who are not familiar with Scripps’ St. Michael, he is a painted and gilded wooden sculpture. He was carved c. 145o, and was part of the façade decoration for an Italian church. Under the guidance of L.A. conservator Donna Williams, I have been conserving our 560-year-old friend for the past nine […]

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June 17, 2010

Culver City

This is our second week interning here at the gallery, and I thought today would be the perfect time for my very first blog entry. One of the perks of this internship is that we all get the opportunity to talk to people who have made careers for themselves in the Art World. Today we […]

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April 15, 2010

2010 Summer Internships

Do YOU want to contribute to this blog? Now’s your chance! 2010 summer internships are available at the gallery and one of your many perks will be blogging rights to Art Rambles!We are offering FIVE internship positions: 2 Wilson internships and 3 Getty Multicultural Summer Undergraduate Internships. All interns will participate in field trips with […]

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April 14, 2010

Muybridge on NPR

Hey look! NPR has a piece on photographer Eadweard Muybridge- Muybridge: The Man Who Made Pictures Move  Apparently, a retrospective of his works will be on exhibit at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. and will then tour around the country.Check out the Williamson’s collection of Muybridge prints at the Claremont Colleges Digital […]

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August 10, 2009

in defense of art…

Lately I have been really wondering about how to balance indulging a love for beauty and the interesting with a need to meet the average person where they are and change them for the better. How is art connecting with the average person? I was in a conversation with a friend this week who, on […]

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August 7, 2009


It’s already August. Mood: excited, yet also hesitant. One more week left until… the end! Eek! One more week until I will have to say goodbye to my kimonos, to Kristin’s handy-dandy laptop, and the numerous books on the meanings behind the motifs on the textiles. Oh, I took that picture while at the Santa […]

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August 3, 2009

The beginning of the end?

I was recently standing in Wendy’s office (like an hour ago) wondering how in the world our time in this amazing internship has flown by so fast. It seems like yesterday i was buying my first dress pants, seeing the permanent collection for the first time, and filling out my first w-9.

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July 21, 2009

The Piccirilli Bros

Who are they? Why, they are the 6 Italian-American sculptor-carvers (Getulio, Furio, Attilio, Ferrucio, Masaniello, and Orazio!) who were responsible for some of America’s greatest monuments! The one that EVERYONE and their mothers know about? The marble giant that is Abraham Lincoln at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.. The same one that comes to life in […]

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