It’s the first day of my internship with the Nasher Museum’s Marketing and Communications Department. Walking into the museum, I’m unsure of what to expect. How do marketing and communications positions interact with the actual works of art? I applied to intern at the Nasher because I am compelled by art and aesthetics and want to learn about the inner workings of art museums, which have captivated me since I was little. I meet my supervisor and receive my first assignment: I am to be a “visitor” in TheCollection Galleries and report back on my experience.
I first approach… MORE
Wendy Hower has been the manager of marketing and communications at the Nasher Museum since April 2004. Before that, she was a print journalist for 15 years at newspapers in Boston, Alaska and North Carolina. She has two teen-age children and a chocolate Labrador retriever.
J Caldwell is online community coordinator and photographer at the Nasher Museum, where he has taken pictures since 2008. His previous career was testing the hearing of fruit flies as an anesthesiology research fellow at Duke. His calico cat Lotte is a reluctant photo model.
Sarah is the Mary D.B.T. and James H. Semans Director of the Nasher Museum.