James E. Lieber Art History Internship Fund

The Art History Program is pleased to announce a new, endowed fund to support summer internships for Art History students.

Established in 2019 by James E. Lieber ’84, and awarded by the Art History Program, the Lieber Art History Internship Fund provides grant support to Art History majors or minors for summer work experience as rising juniors and seniors through unpaid or underpaid internships with non-profit visual arts-related institutions in the United States or abroad, such as museums, cultural foundations, collections, publications, and visual arts education programs.

To apply please submit the following to Esther Moran, Administrative Assistant for Art History, by 4:30 p.m. on the last day of classes in the Spring 2022 semester, Wednesday, May 4th. 

The Art History Program expects to be able to make one award of $1,500. Preference will be given to Art History majors.

Thank you for your interest in this opportunity. For application information and procedures, please click on the following link: James E. Lieber Art History Internship Fund Application

Yu Qin ‘21

I will be teaching an eight-week-long online art history seminar “Intro to Italian Baroque Art” to high school students in China from June to August. I will be working with VeritasChina, a non-profit educational organization in China that seeks to promote liberal arts education among Chinese students. The seminar is designed as an intro-level, discussion-based class where I hope to create an intimate and open space to talk about artworks from the 17th and 18th centuries in Italy. It is a rare opportunity for students in China to be exposed to knowledge that is outside their daily schoolwork and to try critical thinking and research on art. The Baroque period is a transitional period between the well-known Renaissance and Rococo. With its darkness, theatrical effects, dramatic styles, and strong connection with religion, gender, and politics, Baroque art provides students with a spectacular angle of penetrating key questions in artistic analysis. In the seminar, I will introduce paintings, sculptures, and architecture from the Baroque period and talk about artists including Caravaggio, Bernini, Carracci, and Borromini. Through sharing my knowledge of the Baroque and helping the students with their own presentations and papers on Baroque artworks, I hope to ignite the students’ passion for art and their curiosity about humanities and cultures that are different from their own.


Previous recipients since the fellowship's founding in 2019:


Natalia Gomez Vazquez ‘21, Art History major

Galería Toro in Granada, Spain