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Kate Drakulic Awarded Guggenheim Internship

Art Department Student Heads to New York
May 10, 2018

Kate Drakulic - Painting

Kate Drakulic - Painting
Drakulic painted “Not Your Girl” as a response to to the catcalling and sexual harassment that women experience every day. It was inspired by the prompt “paint an issue” in Professor Lamar Peterson’s intermediate painting course.

We're pleased to announce that student Kate Drakulic will be a Family Programs Intern at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City this summer, as part of the Education Department.

Kate Drakulic
Kate displays her work in The Tower, the UMN's undergraduate art and literary magazine.

The internship is a ten-week program, and her assigned tasks will vary each week based on the museum exhibitions and scheduled programming.

Kate will be working with her supervisor to ideate curriculum based off of exhibitions, assisting educators and visiting artists in their programming, and working with children and families during open studio times.The program additionally includes a Museum Culture Seminar Program, where interns go on site visits to other arts and cultural institutions and participate in discussions with arts and museum professionals.

Kate is extremely excited about the internship. She says,

"the Guggenheim is a museum that I greatly admire, and I'm still so stunned and grateful to have been chosen for the position. Career-wise, I've been very inspired and supported by my own arts educators, and I'm planning to pursue an arts education graduate program after my graduation next spring. This internship will allow me to work side by side with education staff, have hands on experience planning curriculum and seeing it implemented, and will give me the opportunity to learn from the artists and educators who come through the museum.

I think that the museum is such a special learning environment, and I'm really looking forward to gaining more experience in integrating art and education, having conversations with my peers and supervisors, and making those connections with the families that I'll be working with."