Overseen by Associate Director Matthew Seamus Callinan, the Gallery Assistantship Program offers Haverford and Bryn Mawr students the opportunity to learn about every aspect of exhibition-making. By exposing students to both the theoretical and material considerations of the gallery space, the program aims to develop student critical literacies vis-a-vis visual and aural cultures while at the same time honing their spatial and practical skill-sets.
To that end, students participate in a range of activities, serving as docents and giving gallery tours; supporting visiting artist projects; assisting in exhibit installation and deinstallation, including lighting; designing virtual layouts for exhibits; managing the Exhibitions Program’s web presence and social media; researching and writing for exhibit catalogues, press releases, and related materials; and taking on all the in-between tasks essential to a successful exhibit.
Visit our Contact & Staff page to learn more about our current Exhibits Assistants.
Alicja loves the freedom that Haverford gives its students to explore, as well as working at CFG and interacting with gallery guests.