Art history student secures prestigious Princeton University Art Museum internship
Monday, June 12, 2023
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Soph Coe, an Oklahoma State University art history major, is the first to represent OSU as a Princeton University Museum of Art intern this summer.
Coe will participate in group discussions, activities and independent projects during their eight-week assignment at the university.
“I am going to be working for Allie Wolf, manager of Wholesale and Retail Operations at the museum, to do a project for the museum store,” said Coe, who explained that their main project will be researching the Princeton Museum’s art collections and finding a regional artist to create a collection that represents the art found in the museum.
“I feel extremely blessed to have received this opportunity and look forward to all that I will learn while I am here,” Coe said.
Dr. Cristina Cruz González, an art history professor in the Department of Art, Graphic Design and Art History, outlined how prestigious and coveted Coe’s program is.
“Because of its collegiate location and link to the Ivy League institution, it is a program that integrates both practical, curatorial components and rigorous academic training,” González said. “This is the kind of program that is a real game-changer for every student contemplating a museum or curatorial career, but especially for first-generation students and those belonging to groups that are unrepresented in the museum profession and in the discipline or art history in general.”
With this being the first time OSU has had a graduate or undergraduate student accepted into the program, Gonzalez emphasized the art department’s excitement surrounding Coe’s achievement.
“It is a real coup for us to have Soph there for eight weeks,” González said. “We are thrilled for them and can’t wait to hear about their experience when they return.”
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