James E. Lieber Art History Internship Fund

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.

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

Application information and procedures for academic year 2024-2025 will be posted Fall 2024. 


2024 Recipient:

Vansh Kapoor ‘26, Art History & Art Studio Double Major (Painting Concentration)
New York Transit Museum, New York City

This summer, I will be an Access Programs Intern at the New York Transit Museum, where I will
work closely with museum staff, gaining valuable insights into the management and creation of
an accessible environment for neurodivergent visitors, educational outreach initiatives, and the
preservation of transit history. In June, I will prepare materials for Special Day, a program for
children with developmental disabilities, and propose themed activities for future events. In July,
I will assist with the expanded Transit Quest program for neurodivergent teens, helping
coordinate the program, create accessible materials, and manage applications. Furthermore, I will
compile a manual for Subway Sleuths, the museum’s after-school program for children with
autism, and research sensory-friendly toolkits to propose updates and marketing strategies. This
internship is a perfect opportunity to develop my skills in communication, research, and
organization while deepening my understanding of transportation history. I am particularly
excited to collaborate with museum professionals and fellow interns, fostering a supportive
learning environment and engaging in early 20th century New York transportation history. This
experience engages my academic and professional pursuits in museum studies and curatorial
practice, and I am thrilled to explore the intersection of transit, history, and accessibility through
the support of this fund.


Previous recipients since the fellowship's founding in 2019:


Emma Kendall ‘24, Art History & English major
Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, New York City


Luz Rivera '24, Art History & Art Studio major
Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden, New York City
Carter Burden Gallery, New York City

Rebeca Trevino '24, Art History, Art Studio & Dance major
The Latino Arts Project with The African American Art Musuem of Dallas, Dallas, Texas


Yu Qin '21, Art History major, College of East Asian Studies minor
VeritasChina, online


Natalia Gomez Vazquez ‘21, Art History major
Galería Toro in Granada, Spain