Sophie Shapiro-- Resume
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Location: Leawood, KS, USA
University: Union College
Major: Art History

Sophie Shapiro-- Resume

Sophie Shapiro
12521 Sherwood Dr. 807 Union St. xxx-xxx-xxxx Leawood, KS 66209 Schenectady, New York 12308 xxx-xxx-xxxx
Union College, Schenectady, NY
Bachelor of Arts, Art History Major, History Minor
Graduating June 2019
GPA: 3.6 Honors: Deans List Member: Phi Alpha Theta—History Honors Society

Relevant Coursework: Classical Art and Architecture; 17th and 18th Century European Art; Art History of China; Leonardo Da Vinci Seminar; European Modern Art; Business of Visual Art; Nature, Art, and the Environment; The Museum; Rome in the Age of Michelangelo; 19th Century European Art

Study Abroad: Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, September-December 2017
Three Weeks at the Louvre, Paris Mini Term, November-December 2018

Research Experience
Senior Thesis September 2018 - March 2019
Institutional Changes Surrounding Avant-Garde Painting in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Paris
A 150 page analysis of the shift from the Academic Salon to the commercial art gallery in Paris, France
Visual Arts Ambassador Program June/July 2018
Researched the permanent art collection of Union College to create a guide for visitors to the campus

Work Experience
Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Provenance Intern, Kansas City, MO August 2018
Worked under the Provenance Director in the European Paintings department
Researched the provenance history for four works that were sold to the museum in 1931
Used various databases to research the works as well as the dealer and his associates
Became familiar with library procedures and read auction catalogs from the early 20th century
Shadowed Appraisers in the Kansas City Area August 2018
Met with the leading appraisers in Kansas City to get a better understanding of their field as well as their daily jobs
Toured various site visits to see the process of appraising a work as well as deaccessioning a work of art
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, English Teacher, Hanoi, Vietnam September-December 2017
Taught English to 12 young adults working at the Hanoi Museum of Ethnology
Interacted with supervisors and created daily lesson plans which began with the alphabet and moved towards sentence structure and communication skills
ArtsKC Regional Arts Council of KC, Programs and Development Intern, Kansas City, MO June-August 2017
Attended weekly staff meetings and coordinated meetings with the local advisory board
Updated and edited local artist profiles on the website
Assisted in planning the interactive element of the local art fair
Oversaw the ArtsKC gallery, the hanging of new shows as well as local events
Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Volunteer, Kansas City MO November-December 2016
Shadowed the Modern Art Curator at the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art
Observed the curatorial, conservation, restoration, provenance, education, and installation departments
Assisted with new gallery preparations, including walk throughs and reviewing the catalog

Leadership Experience/ Campus Involvement
Visual Arts Ambassador Program, Co-President, Union College, NY January 2018 - Present
Collaborate with a team of students to make the visual arts program more known around campus
Create tours for prospective students to a tour of the visual arts building as well as tours to see the art around campus
Promote studio crawls and gallery exhibitions
Chabad Board Member, Vice President, Shabbat to Share Volunteer, Union College, NY September 2015 - Present
Oversee fundraising on campus for special programing and speakers.
Plan and organize informative and engaging shabbat dinners every Friday for 40+ students.
Meet weekly with the other board members to reach out to unengaged members of the student body.
Visit a nursing home weekly to meet with elderly residents and their families

Computer Skills
Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint; Adobe Photoshop and InDesign; WordPress

art history, apprentice experience, research experience