Student Spotlight: Bethany Casamayor, The Drawing Center
Photo by Amireh Rezaei-Kamalabad
Bethany Casamayor is a Hunter College senior, former Hunter Arts Ambassador, and current Hunter Mellon Arts Fellow interning at The Drawing Center. As part of her internship, she wrote articles for The Drawing Center on David Wojnarowicz at The Whitney Museum and Anna Boghiguian at The New Museum. (Click links to read the full articles.)
She also assisted in developing the exhibition For Opacity: Elijah Burgher, Toyin Ojih Odutola, and Nathaniel Mary Quinn now on view at The Drawing Center until February 3, 2019. Click here for The Drawing Center’s visitor information.
Q. What led you to your internship at The Drawing Center?
I am a 2018 Hunter Mellon Arts Fellow. This program provided me with the opportunity to be an intern at an arts institution. I chose The Drawing Center because it is a museum, an experimental space and offers artists the opportunity to present their works in a contemporary setting. Also, I think the act of drawing is fundamental to producing works of art. The significance of a museum dedicated to drawing reiterates its importance—which is often overlooked.
Q. What has been your favorite part of your experience there?
A. My favorite part of my experience at The Drawing Center was the opening of their most recent exhibition, For Opacity. As a visual artist, it was very exciting to understand how an exhibition is produced. It was even more exciting to know that I had a role in the development of the show. Also, I realized things about myself. I learned that I enjoy writing about art just as much as I love creating it.
Q. What advice would you give a student who is interested in Art History / working in a museum?