Woody Internship – Taft Museum of Art – Blog 8

First of all, sorry for the delay in blog posts. As it turns out, one needs a break after moving out of one’s apartment and driving from Ohio to Delaware. That said, I’m back, and there are still a few posts left in this series.

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What’s Next?

“So… what do you want to do with that?”

Another quizzical face staring back at me, wondering what in the world I am doing with my (almost-finished) Bachelors of Arts. I have received this question from countless people upon my saying that yes, I am an art history major, and yes, I know artistic careers are hard to come by. A cashier at Food Lion told me it was a risky choice, an older gentleman at an art exhibition I co-curated advised I go into business instead, my dad strongly hinted at engineering (I have not taken a math class in over four years).

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Visiting “America’s Finest City”: San Diego

This is, insanely, my last full week here in Southern California. I have no clue how the time flew by like this! In my attempt to see as much as possible before I leave Los Angeles, I… left Los Angeles!

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Woody Internship – Taft Museum of Art – Blog 7

Today, we’re taking a break from research. (Am I allowed to do that? Let’s find out.) This week, I’m going to talk about how to make the most of Cincinnati.

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Hopping Across Town to the Getty Villa

When I say I’m working at the Getty, those in the know ask me, “which one?”, because the Getty Center is actually the newer side of the Getty coin. J. Paul Getty, the patriarch of the dramatic Getty family and founder of the J. Paul Getty Trust and Museum, never actually saw the Getty Center. It was opened in 1997, over twenty years after he passed away. The original museum was simply him opening his Malibu ranch house to the public in the 1950s, but as his collection grew, as well as his interest in the antiquities, Getty decided he needed a more permanent structure. This led to the opening of the Getty Villa, housed entirely in his recreation of the Vesuvius-buried, Italian Villa dei Papiri.

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