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Young Receives Smithsonian Internship

Congratulations to Art Education junior Lillian Young, who was accepted for an internship with the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington D.C. this summer. Young will be working in the Renwick Gallery, which houses contemporary American craft and decorative art. She will help implement a new educational craft program.

Young previously completed an internship at the Kimbell Museum. She said she would love to open museum education programs to more diverse audiences.

“I want to be an education director so I can make more inclusive programming and exhibits for people of low income and minority groups,” she said.

Young took the ARED 40970: Learning in the Art Museum course this semester, a class exploring museum education programs. Eight class sessions were held at the Amon Carter, Kimbell, Modern Art and Sid Richardson museums. For their final class project, TCU students taught an art lesson to third graders at Walnut Creek Elementary in Azle.

Young said she is ecstatic about her internship and her future in art education. She was inspired by the work of Kehinde Wiley and Frida Kahlo and wants to make art and museums more accessible to all learners.

“I’m a firm believer anyone can do art, you just haven’t found your medium or your type yet,” she said.