Myf shepherd JOINS LANDMARKS education TEAM
Landmarks is pleased to welcome Myf Shepherd as its fall education intern. Myf is a Studio Art major focusing on sculpture and transmedia. This semester she will work with the education team to develop tour content and build faculty awareness of the collection. She will also assist with the docent program to increase visibility and accessibility of Landmarks installations across campus.
Myf recently shared a little of her background with us, as well as her future goals:
“I didn’t start college until I was 25. I actually didn’t think I was ever going to have the opportunity to study art at a university, but I knew I wanted to be an artist. I worked really hard to educate myself about art history and theory and develop my own practice independently. I’m glad I waited to pursue higher education, because I have a strong foundation of knowledge already, and I'm taking it a lot more seriously now than I would have right out of high school.
Because I’ve had such a diverse range of learning experiences, I would love to go on to be an art educator once I graduate. Lately I’ve become more and more interested in alternative models of education that exist independently or in symbiosis with more traditional institutions, so I’m excited to expand my experience as an intern educator at Landmarks. Already I’ve been getting to know some works in the collection more intimately than I ever could have imagined. Every time I think I’ve learned everything there is to know about a work there will be another revelation. Just this morning I spent half an hour close looking at Lipski’s The West and now I’m thinking about it in a totally different way. I’m super excited to design education materials around the works exploring new thematic connections.”
Landmarks is grateful to Lauren Collins at the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation (EHTF) and the College of Fine Arts for their generous support in making this internship possible.