Student Spotlight: Isabelle Fernandez, The Frick Collection
Isabelle is a senior, majoring in Studio Art and minoring in Art History. She is a Muse Scholar and 2018 Hunter Mellon Arts Fellow. Isabelle is currently an Education Intern at The Frick Collection.
Q. What led you to the summer internship at the Frick Collection?
A. Through the Hunter Mellon Arts Fellowship program, I applied to a number of different summer internships at museums throughout New York City. I was drawn to The Frick Collection after interviewing with them and learning about their internship program. My main responsibilities so far have been to write and give two gallery talks to the public.
Q. What was the favorite part of your experience there?
A. My favorite part of my experience here would have to be the people. I look up to everyone in the Education office; we’ve had great discussions about the role museums have. They also taught me a lot about language and writing while developing my talks.
Q. What advice would you give a student who is interested in Art History/working in a museum?
A. You don’t have to change yourself to be someone who you expect an institution is looking for. Look at your interests and see how they align with the institution’s interests but don’t change yourself to fit a type.
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Check out The Frick Collection with fellow students at their next College Night. Bring friends, meet new people, and discover great works of art in a beautiful Gilded Age mansion. The night’s festivities include live music, gallery talks, sketching, and more. Free for undergraduate and graduate students with a valid school ID.
Fri. Sep 21, 6-9pm
College Night at The Frick Collection
1 E 70th St
Hunter students receive free admission with their Hunter ID during regular hours.