Livia Pereira ’24 has been selected for a curatorial internship with the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth this summer to conduct research for their permanent collection and interface with translators to have information available in English and Spanish.
“After I expressed my interest in working with the Modern for my internship, my professors helped connect me with people at the museum to submit my application materials,” said Pereira.
She then interviewed to ensure the position was a good fit and was later offered the position to gain a deeper understanding of the history of art, its objects and methods.
“TCU’s connections with the greater Fort Worth area helped so much with landing this internship,” said Pereira.
Q&A with Pereira
What are you most excited to learn from this unique opportunity?
I’m excited to get some exposure to working in a museum and connecting with professionals at the Modern Art Museum and Fort Worth in general!
What made you want to pursue your area of study?
Curation was always a dream job of mine, but I didn’t know how to pursue it until late in my undergraduate career. I grew up going to museums and loved getting to experience so many kinds of cultures and art in one place.
My undergrad background is in architecture, but I completed independent research during it that made me realize I was still interested in the curatorial route. I heard about the TCU Art History program when deciding on my post-grad plans and haven’t looked back since!
How have your studies and time at TCU prepared you for this role?
I was introduced to thought-provoking and intensive discussion-based learning during my first year in the Art History program. This experience has opened me up more to not being afraid to take a stab at something, even if I’m not confident at first!
Keeping up with graduate-level coursework has also given me a newfound appreciation for creating personal deadlines to stay on top of readings and assignments. This will help me stay motivated and proactive throughout my internship!