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Judith W Clark
ART 496
Seattle Campus

Art Internship

Internships in conjunction with Art faculty and partners in the large visual arts community. Credit/no-credit only.

Class description

This is an internship in the School of Art Jacob Lawrence Gallery that offers undergrads the opportunity to gain real life experience and knowledge as they learn how to work with artists, install art exhibitions, deal with gallery management and coordinate gallery events.

This summer we well will be meeting with local professionals who will address "best practices" for galleries. The material will include the organization of physical space; branding; the use of social networking and media; education; the development of exhibition concept, design and logistics.

Student learning goals

We will redesign the Jacob Lawrence Gallery for the summer. Using it as a laboratory for learning the basics of gallery concept, management and operation.

Develop knowledge of how galleries brand their focus, create effective outreach, develop and use social media tools.

Work as a team of professionals to produce one exhibitions in the Jacob Lawrence Gallery. Work with curators as they establish the concept for a show, develop an exhibition and publicity strategy, organize and "hang" the show, welcome and engage visitors.

Learn about and practice networking in the arts. Develop relationships with various professionals in the arts community. Become comfortable working and talking with professionals in the gallery world.

Develop the skill and knowledge to continue to work in the Jacob Gallery next year as a paid intern.

Develop ideas about future career options. Gain first hand knowldege and work experiences that you can use on your resume as you apply for jobs.

General method of instruction

Hands on participation in gallery management and practice.

Recommended preparation

No prerequisites or background needed.

Class assignments and grading

Assignments will center around active participation in every aspect of running a gallery.

This class is graded credit/no credit. Credit will be assigned based on class participation in all aspects of gallery activity.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Judith W Clark
Date: 03/26/2014