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History Major Makes Cultural Connections Through Art Institute of Chicago Internship

History major Alden Mohacsi '19 is spending his summer providing tours of the renowned Art Institute of Chicago as part of a summer internship program.

Alden Mohacsi '19

Video by Joe O'Neill

Alden Mohacsi '19 bridges the gap through art

From Georges Seurat's A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte to Grant Wood's American Gothic, you can find many of the world's most impressive works of art in the Art Institute of Chicago, and this summer Alden Mohacsi '19 (history) is right in the middle of all of them. Through a summer internship at the institute, Mohacsi leads family- and youth-program tours through the collection of more than 300,000 items, hosts gallery talks and participates in art-making in the gallery.

"Art is important because it's something that comes from just about every culture and community in the world," he says. "I find that art is one of the best ways to create these cross-cultural bridges between communities from all around the world."

Mohacsi's internship experience at the Art Institute of Chicago is supported by a Dickinson internship grant. Learn more about internships at Dickinson, or read more about Mohacsi's Dickinson experience in "A Wide World of Opportunity."


Published August 10, 2018