Spotlight 2020: Student Intern + Graduate Assistants

“I am a work-study student gallery attendant. I assist the security team in making sure the art is enjoyed safely and responsibly. I enjoy getting to experience the wonderful art and welcoming staff.”

UNCG Anthropology

“I am currently a Museum Assistant. In the gallery, I help staff with tasks they may not have time to do, whether it’s creating make and take art kits or running errands around campus. Most of the time I’m usually spot-checking and filing documents for the University Archives at the library. What I like most about the job is probably the quiet and calm atmosphere—it makes it easier to connect with gallery viewers and it’s a good space to study!”

UNCG Art Administration

“As an intern at the Weatherspoon I have been able to assist Dr. Emily Stamey with a variety of activities including the organization of the museum’s artist files, researching artists, and creating labels for the upcoming Art on Paper exhibition. What I like about working at the Weatherspoon is the ability to ask questions to museum staff and learn more about the procedures and activities within a museum. I am glad to be a part of an environment where I constantly learn new things.”

UNCG Arts Administration, with a concentration in Museum Studies and minors in Art History and Interdisciplinary Arts & Social Practice, 2021

“My name is Billy Dee. I am an MFA candidate in studio arts and a graduate assistant at the Weatherspoon Art Museum. I love having the chance to interact with visitors and learning more about why they have decided to visit. I am fascinated by the ways in which WAM offers a space for reflection and quiet, for connection with art, and a space to engage deep curiosity about how artworks live in the world.”

UNCG MFA Candidate, Studio Arts, 2021

“I am completing my Graduate Assistantship with the education department at WAM, working with Terri Dowell-Dennis to create professional development resources for Guilford County Schools. For the fall, that means creating a podcast with fellow GA Billy Dee. My time at WAM is a great opportunity to both articulate what I do more clearly to myself, and to create tools for others to use. I look forward to delving deeper into WAM’s collection and reflecting on the exquisite art here. Contemplating, for example, the work of Beauford Delaney is always time well spent.”

UNCG MFA Candidate, Studio Arts, 2022