An Intern Journey

In the beginning, I was a new intern, just like any other….

Constantin Brancusi, The Beginning of the World, c. 1920, Dallas Museum of Art, Foundation for the Arts Collection, gift of Mr. and Mrs. James H. Clark


I encountered many hardships during my internship, like dodging masses of people while leading tours in the galleries…

Fernando and Humberto Campana, Banquete chair with pandas, designed 2006, Dallas Museum of Art, DMA/amfAR Benefit Auction Fund


…and noon-time computer crashes.

Emma-O, Japan, late 16th-early 17th century, Dallas Museum of Art, Wendover Fund in memory of Alfred and Juanita Bromberg and Cecil and Ida Green Acquisition Fund


However, I soon found my bliss researching teaching materials and leading teacher workshops.

Manjusri, Nepal, 18th century, Dallas Museum of Art, bequest of Mrs. E.R. Brown


Before I knew it, the internship was coming to a close, and I became reflective of my time….

Andrew Wyeth, That Gentleman, 1960, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Art Association Purchase


Now, I am looking forward and excited to be heading off to graduate school to study 18th- and 19th-century French art.

Emile Bernard, Bridge at Pont-Aven, 1891, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of the Estate of Ina MacNaughton


I’ve greatly enjoyed my time at the DMA and am so thankful to have been a McDermott Intern at the Museum this year!  I want to thank you too, our educator partners, who made my job so enjoyable.  Have a lovely summer!

Ashley Bruckbauer
McDermott Intern for Teaching Programs and Resources

4 Responses to “An Intern Journey”

  1. 1 Shannon May 24, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    What a great way to say good-bye, Ashley! We’ll all miss working with you. Best of luck with grad school!

  2. 2 Nicole Stutzman May 25, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    I love reading and looking at this – a thoughtful and creative reflection.

  3. 3 Sara May 26, 2011 at 10:39 am

    What a fun post! I love how you managed to incorporate the panda chair. Good luck with wrapping things up.

  4. 4 kcolbert May 26, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Best wishes in your future.

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