DYC Student Receives Internship at Albright-Knox Art Gallery
Buffalo, New York – September 06, 2016 – Cindy Chin, an English major at D’Youville College, has received a prestigious internship at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery that will have her working with Holly E. Hughes, the Godin-Spaulding Curator & Curator for the Collection, this fall.
She was selected over a significant amount of candidates and will be helping with a number of curatorial duties involved with preparing a major exhibition opening in November.
“There are a number of internships available at arts organizations in Buffalo, but to be awarded the position of curatorial intern at the Albright-Knox, an internationally-renowned museum of modern and contemporary art, is by far the most sought-after and most competitive,” said Dr. Elizabeth Finnegan, assistant professor of English and director of the Fine Arts Program at D’Youville College.
Cindy is a member of the Class of 2017 and received the writing award for academic excellence this year. She was president of the International Student Club and was the recipient of the Student Affairs Award of Distinction.
She served as a mentor for the Nursing Workforce Diversity Program and was involved in a number of community programs.
“Cindy is an astonishing young woman; she is an original thinker, with a mind that is both creative and analytical,” said Dr. Finnegan. “She is deeply compassionate and attuned to the complexities of the human condition. The fact that Cindy was awarded this honor is a testament not only to her extraordinary talents, but to the value of Liberal Arts education in preparing students for any path they might choose.”
The parent organization of the Albright-Knox is the Buffalo Fine Arts Academy. Founded in 1862, the academy is one of the oldest public arts institutions in the United States.
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