Meet the New Communications Intern

Kirsten Hahn

Meet Kirsten Hahn, Landmarks' New Communications Intern

Photo is of a young girl jumping up in the air while holding a video camera in her right hand and a tape in her left hand. In the background shows the UT Austin Tower behind her.

Landmarks welcomes Kirsten Hahn, a third-year Radio-TV-Film and Journalism major in the College of Communications at UT, as its Spring 2021 Communications Intern.

We recently sat down with Kirsten to learn more about her interests and her post-graduate goals. Check out the Q&A below.

When did you become interested in art?

When I was a kid, my dad and I enjoyed visiting museums. As an avid art fan, my dad did not mess around and made me read every single one of the wall labels. One of my favorite museums was the Dallas Museum of Art. Since admission was free, I would visit at least once a month. It was there that I truly fell in love with art and found my favorite work, Gerald Murphy's 1924 painting, Razor.

What is your favorite work in Landmarks' collection?

I have a certain connection with Clock Knot because Mark di Suvero also has a sculpture at the DMA. However, I am absolutely in love with the new video installation, EON, by Jennifer Steinkamp.

What special projects are you working on for Landmarks this semester?

I will be assisting with social media, photography, and an array of other communications-focused assignments. I would enjoy creating a scavenger hunt for Landmarks by placing geocaches around works from the collection across campus. And if I have time, I would also be interested in creating a Tik Tok account for Landmarks.

What else are you doing at UT this semester?

This is my final semester at UT and I am keeping busy. I work as an associate photographer at the Daily Texas and am usually out and about taking photos. When I am not working, I am a rider for Texas 4000, a non-profit that fundraises for cancer research and support. This summer, I will be biking from Austin to Anchorage, Alaska.

What do you hope to do post-college?

I am hoping to find a job in either the museum world or environmental education. I would enjoy working solely as a photographer or broadening my communication skills elsewhere. I am looking forward to graduating and going wherever the wind takes me!