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Interns Wanted at the Broad Art Foundation

The Broad_exterior renderingWhether it’s Jeff Koons’ playful Balloon Dog, the vivid photographs of Cindy Sherman or the tortured canvases of Jean-Michel Basquiat, three lucky people will likely have the opportunity to see these artists’ works up close. The Broad Art Foundation is currently seeking interns for the fall who are passionate about pursuing a career in visual arts or at a museum. The 10-week internship, which runs from September through December, includes a $2,500 stipend and is open to adults, college and graduate students.

Interns will work with staff on the foundation’s latest project, The Broad, a new contemporary art museum currently under construction on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles, that is scheduled to open next year.

“We have a great opportunity for someone to learn about building a museum – from the ground up in every sense – from building our online collections database to helping to establish the museum’s presence in the community through our marketing department,” Alex Capriotti, director of marketing and communication for the Foundation said.

Interns will be selected based on academic background, skills, interests, and long term goals. As part of the full time internship program, interns will participate in a training program, which will include field trips to museums and galleries in and around Los Angeles.  Interns will work in The Broad’s Art Foundation departments including marketing and communications, collection management, information technology and audience engagement to gain an understanding of how a particular department functions within the context of a museum as well as skills related to a particular department’s activities.

Three Broad internships with stipends are available for the fall. Applications must be received by July 28.

The Broad museum, a 120,000-square-foot project of philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad, will open in 2015 in downtown Los Angeles and will house the Broad collections of contemporary and postwar art.

For more information about The Broad internship program, please click here.

Interns Wanted at The Broad Art Foundation

The Broad_exterior renderingWhether it’s Jeff Koons’ playful Balloon Dog, the vivid photographs of Cindy Sherman or the tortured canvases of Jean-Michel Basquiat, three lucky people will likely have the opportunity to see these artists’ works up close. The Broad Art Foundation is currently seeking interns for the fall who are passionate about pursuing a career in visual arts or at a museum. The 10-week internship, which runs from September through December, includes a $2,500 stipend and is open to adults, college and graduate students.

Interns will work with staff on the foundation’s latest project, The Broad, a new contemporary art museum currently under construction on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles, that is scheduled to open next year.

“We have a great opportunity for someone to learn about building a museum – from the ground up in every sense – from building our online collections database to helping to establish the museum’s presence in the community through our marketing department,” Alex Capriotti, director of marketing and communication for the Foundation said.

Interns will be selected based on academic background, skills, interests, and long term goals. As part of the full time internship program, interns will participate in a training program, which will include field trips to museums and galleries in and around Los Angeles.  Interns will work in The Broad’s Art Foundation departments including marketing and communications, collection management, information technology and audience engagement to gain an understanding of how a particular department functions within the context of a museum as well as skills related to a particular department’s activities.

Three Broad internships with stipends are available for the fall. Applications must be received by July 28.

The Broad museum, a 120,000-square-foot project of philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad, will open in 2015 in downtown Los Angeles and will house the Broad collections of contemporary and postwar art.

For more information about The Broad internship program, please click here.

Another Summer of Literacy: Freedom Schools are Here

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For the fifth summer in a row, the Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools, an exciting six-week summer literacy and enrichment program for children ages 5 to 18-years-old, has come to the Second District. Since June 16, six different sites have rolled out the popular educational program.

In addition, five county probation camps are also taking part in the innovative program, which has had national success in improving participants’ self-confidence, instilling a love of learning and bolstering reading comprehension. Now in its second year, the Freedom School probation camp program is part of a broader effort to enhance the educational approach in youth camps so they more focused on providing a positive learning experience to wards.

Established in 1992 by Children’s Defense Fund founder and children’s advocate Marian Wright Edelman, Freedom Schools provide rigorous, quality summer and after school instruction to children in urban environments. The programming, which is both challenging and entertaining, is based on the belief that all children are capable of learning and achieving high standards.

Low-income children are particularly vulnerable to the “summer learning gap”— when many children fall behind in reading and math during the nearly three long months of summer vacation.

Students begin the morning with Harambee, a time of informal sharing based on the Kenyan tradition of community, in which students read aloud, sing, cheer and chant motivational songs, announcements and recognitions, closing with a moment of silence. The children then go on to read and make their stories come to life by painting and drawing them. They dance and sing and go on field trips, play sports and make time for community service.

“The Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools ensure that children, regardless of race or ethnicity, socioeconomic status or gender have a healthy and fun place to learn over the summer,” said Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, who initiated the partnership with CDF in the Second District. “I’ve seen the excitement, the enthusiasm and the results over the years – that’s why this has been an annual event in the Second District. This program plants the seeds for a positive future for our children, giving them what I hope will be a life-long love of reading.”

Click here for more information or call: 213-355-8787

County Pools Now Closed

After a long summer with 28 pools open throughout the County of Los Angeles, all pools are now closed with the exception of those at Jesse Owens and Roosevelt parks.  To continue making a splash throughout the year, these parks will remain open for year-round swimming.  All other county pools will reopen again in summer, 2015.

Free Movie Nights Return to the Second District

Summer is here, which means it’s time for MRT’s free movie nights.  For the second consecutive year, Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and the county Department of Parks and Recreation are offering the family-friendly series, during which residents can enjoy a free movie (and the obligatory popcorn) at 15 county parks throughout the Second District.

“We want everyone to enjoy watching a movie under the stars with their family and friends,” Supervisor Ridley-Thomas said.

To transform parks in the Second District into outdoor theaters, a large 12 x 9-foot screen, projector and multiple speakers will be set-up at a section of each participating park.  Movies will start at dusk and run through August 29. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets, snacks and lawn chairs.

“MRT movie nights were so popular and well attended last year, we have planned more this summer,” Melinda Roundtree, Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation Regional Recreation Director said. “We hope this continues as an annual tradition.”

For complete movie listings, dates and parks please click-here.