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As the oldest and finest art program in the southeast, Auburn's Department of Art & Art History is a vibrant community of accomplished artists, esteemed art historians, and talented students. We offer comprehensive programs in studio art and art history that prepare students for careers in the visual arts and other cultural and creative fields. Our fourteen full time faculty members work closely with students and guide them in developing individual research interests and artistic approaches.
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Alumna Shannon Bewley ('17) Awarded Goodrich Internship at the Birmingham Museum of Art
Auburn University Department of Art and Art History alumna Shannon Bewley (’17) has been awarded a competitive Goodrich Internship at the Birmingham Museum of Art. Bewley began her year-long tenure as the Goodrich Intern this fall and will rotate every three months between the registrar, curatorial, education, and development departments at the BMA. She is currently working in the Registrar Department to create and implement conventions for transitioning the Museum’s physical exhibition archives to their digital database. “I spend my day handling notable documents about the Museum’s – and Birmingham’s – history. Exhibition records, including checklists, photos, receipts, and correspondence, need to be scanned and organized for digital storage. I hope to finish at least two decades of exhibitions before I transition to the Development Department.”Read more about Shannon Bewley More Art Department News