$10 million for internship program at Crystal Bridges from Alice Walton Foundation
The Bentonville-based Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art announced this morning that its internship program would be expanded with a $10 million gift from the Alice L.
Part of the gift will go toward hiring an intern coordinator, who will, a press release states, “install a rigorous evaluation system to continually measure the overall impact of the program — to monitor the quality of the individual experience, to discover new aspects of museum practices, and to prepare interns for additional coursework and employment opportunities in the field.
The release quotes Destinee Filmore, a Mellon Curatorial Fellow at the Williams College Museum of Art, who was a student at Spelman when she participated in the museum’s internship program in 2018.
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