Oglethorpe’s Lidia Labrada ’23 is among only 15 undergraduates selected for the next Mellon Summer Academy hosted at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. This is the third consecutive year an Oglethorpe student has been selected, and she will be accompanied by fellow Petrel Hayleigh Stonham ’22.
During the week-long immersive experience, the students will learn about curatorial practices from Atlanta-area curators, participate in team exhibition workshops, research and present on a favorite collection object, study art museum audiences, and visit local art museums, artists’ studios, private collections, and galleries. Due to COVID-19, this year’s program has been postponed until next year.
Labrada’s initial interest in the program came after taking an Oglethorpe Core course, Art & Culture, during her first year.
“After jumping between majors, I found myself enjoying learning about the history or different artists, artworks, and the influence it has on everyday life, and I decided to take a chance and apply to the academy.”
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