Students with an eye for art had the opportunity to explore creative career options for their talents during an all-day excursion to some of New York City’s most important arts centers. Sponsored by the Salisbury Center for Career Series and Professional Development, the NYC Spring Break Arts Experience highlighted the hard work of HWS alums with distinguished careers in the arts.
The experience allowed the 11 student participants to get a close look at the famous Christie’s Auction House, where Senior Vice President and Director of 20th Century Art and Photographs Jamie Krass ’92 spoke with students; the P.P.O.W. contemporary art gallery in Chelsea, which was co-founded by owner Wendy Olsoff ’78; and the Lincoln Center for Performing Arts, where Reynold Levy ’66 serves as president. Through each visit and personal interaction, students were able to truly see the careers and lifestyles of those working in the arts in NYC.
“The incredible variety of internships and careers was impressed upon the students,” says Assistant Director of Employment Development Miranda Warder. “The voices of our alums are incredibly valuable as they share their transitions from student to professional and give insight on how to navigate the world of galleries, museums, performing arts and business.”