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College Lab @ the Mint: Spring Edition

February 23 @ 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

We are so thrilled to announce our new college focused program College Lab @ the Mint: Spring Edition at Mint Randolph, Saturday 2/23/2019 2:00-6:00 PM. This program will include free admission to the museum, career development sessions and an opportunity for students to improve upon their presentation skills:

  • FREE admission for all college students and faculty at the Mint! Wander the galleries, check out info sessions about internships and opportunities and connect with museum staff at workshops
  • Students are invited to present a 10-minute talk. This is their chance to share their knowledge and passion with others at the museum!  Talks can be in the galleries or visual presentation connected to any subject, theme, object, time period, or medium represented in the Mint’s collection


  • Join Joyce Weaver, Director of Library and Archives, for a workshop in the library. Learn from Joyce about the Mint’s special collections and primary resources for research and how to handle special collections materials.
  • Join Joel Smeltzer, Head of School & Gallery Programs, for a workshop in the galleries. Joel will share how a group gallery tour encourages meaningful looking and interpretation of art.

Student 10-minute talk:

  • Student must submit a pitch to be considered for a talk. Pitches should include:
    • A 500-word description of talk including: subject, presentation type: Gallery talk or PowerPoint presentation, and connection to art on view at Mint
  • Visit the Mint or use the Mint wiki or database for inspiration
  • Pitches are due on 2/1/2019, selected students will be notified on 2/8/2019
  • Student must be available on 2/23/19
  • Ideas for talk subjects:
    • Into studio art? Share with us how a clay vessel was constructed or explain the process of color blending in oil painting
    • Show off your Art History chops: explain the use of red in Italian Renaissance paintings or tell us the story behind Dale Chihuly or share the role of potpourri in the 1800’s
    • Interested in world cultures, tell us more about the Kuba Kingdom of Central Africa
College Lab Schedule
2:00 – 6:00 PM Free admission to college students and professors/faculty with ID
2:00 PM Lounge opens; hang-out in the lounge and get some free refreshments
2:30 – 2:40 PM   1st info session about internships in the lounge
3:00 – 3:30 PM Library workshop; register here – 15 spots only!
3:45 – 3:55 PM 1st student talk
4:00 – 4:30 PM Gallery workshop; register here – 15 spots only!
4:45 – 4:55 PM 2nd student talk
5:00 – 5:10 PM 3rd student talk
5:15 – 5:25 PM 2nd info session about internships in the lounge
5:30 PM Lounge closes
6:00 PM Museum closes

For questions please contact Alex Olivares at alexandra.olivares@mintmuseum.org


February 23
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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