Caitlin Truesdale '17 of Peabody, Massachusetts, has been accepted into the prestigious and competitive Peggy Guggenheim Internship Program in Venice, Italy. She will work at the Guggenheim Collection in the fall of 2017. Among other duties, Truesdale will help manage the galleries during open hours and participate in educational activities, including public presentations and guided tours.
"Even days after hearing the news, I can't quite believe I was accepted to the program," says Truesdale. "Ever since I first heard of the internship my sophomore year from Prof. Boylan, I knew it was something I wanted to do. As a double major in art history and Italian studies, I feel it is a wonderful meeting of my passions, and the perfect way to utilize my education in life post-grad."
Truesdale is currently a fellowship student at the UNH Museum of Art, an experience she says has solidified her desire to pursue a career in museums.
"Where better to continue my journey than the Guggenheim in Venice?" she asks. "This will give me an opportunity to improve not only my fluency in Italian, but my knowledge of the modern art world in such a fantastic and unique way, not to mention the excitement of traveling the world on my own!"
The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is one of Europe's premier museums devoted to modern art. At the core of the museum's holdings is Peggy Guggenheim's personal collection of 20th-century art comprised of masterpieces ranging in style from Cubism and Surrealism to Abstract Expressionism.