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 Serena Plage, Administrative Assistant for Art History, by 4:00 p.m. on the last day of classes in the Spring 2023 semester. 

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

Luz Rivera ‘24

I will be working with two organizations - the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden from June to July and the Carter Burden Gallery from July to August. The Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden is a non-profit organization in New York City that celebrates 19th-century New York through public programming. I will be working with the Interim Director of Education and a museum education consultant to strengthen their education programs and establish strong connections between the museum and local community. The Carter Burden Gallery is a non-profit subsidiary of the Carter Burden Network, and promotes the artistry of seniors 60 and older who are based in New York City. I will be undertaking a management role in installing and promoting the gallery’s rotating exhibitions of these contemporary artists. These opportunities allow me to focus my studies on American art and gain new understandings of both the 19th-century and the modern day in the context of my hometown.

Rebeca Trevino ‘24

I will be partaking in an arts curatorial and administrative internship with The Latino Arts Project on their collaborative exhibition with The African American Art Museum of Dallas titled Yanga: Path to freedom. This exhibition explores the untold history of Gaspar Yanga one of the first liberators of slave communities in Latin America. In addition, this exhibition foregrounds the often-neglected story of the unofficial Underground Railroad through Texas, where escaped US slaves established the town of Nacimiento de los Negros in the Mexican state of Coahuila. I will be working on extending the impact of the exhibit by fundraising and crafting community outreach programs. Through the organization of a speaker series with the artists and activists whose work is exhibited I will be able to facilitate a unique opportunity and space for residents of Dallas to gain a better understanding of the African diaspora in Latin American countries. I will also work closely with local community partners including The Dallas Symphony and Cara Mia Theater to create a dialogue of inclusion across institutions. A vast majority of the art curated for the exhibition is folk art from Mexico that has not served as a primary focus of research from academia. I will be conducting extensive research to give visitors a better understanding of each piece and support the voices of the artists through institutional representation. Through this internship I hope I can unveil the dimensionality of Mexican national identity by expanding the archive beyond the white and dominant colonial narrative.


Previous recipients since the fellowship's founding in 2019:


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