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.

To apply please submit the following to splage@wesleyan.edu (Serena Plage, Administrative Assistant for Art History), no later than May 8, 2024, noon 12:00 p.m. 

For application information and procedures, please click on the following link: James E. Lieber Art History Internship Fund Application


2023 Recipient:

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

I will be employed as an administrative intern at the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, a non-profit arts organization committed to fostering the work of Northern Manhattan artists. By providing resources and funding, NoMAA aims to encourage the creation of new work and engage the community of upper Manhattan by connecting artists with diverse audiences. I will be working with the Executive Director and the rest of the team to reinforce the presentation of their annual Uptown Arts Stroll: a month-long program of art expositions, open studios, and live performances. I will help out at events, contribute written material, and perform organizational tasks to assist in cultivating and maintaining the relationships and interactions that allow the non-profit to act as a catalyst for local economic growth while amplifying the rich artistic culture of the region. I believe in the importance of nurturing arts programs within communities and will be able to witness firsthand the developments in contemporary art that arise from this support. Ultimately, the interdisciplinary approach to the Uptown Arts Stroll aligns with my priorities as a liberal arts student and will inspire me to seek out opportunities that merge my enthusiasm for the preservation of material culture with my interest in research-based storytelling.


Previous recipients since the fellowship's founding in 2019:


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