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Tremaine Contemporary Art Internship

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[inactive Summer 2018]

Providing a funded arts research position through the New Haven based Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, this program provides a $3500 stipend for a summer arts internship open to junior or senior undergraduate students.

Emily Hall Tremaine and her husband Burton G. Tremaine, Sr., were collectors of 20th century art with an emphasis on work done by artists after 1945. Their collection of more than 400 works was of such quality and scope that it embodied some of the best paintings of the century. Artists in their collection included Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg – all before the art world recognized these innovative artists. Most of the Tremaine Twentieth Century Art Collection was auctioned by Christie’s in 1988 and 1991, and the proceeds formed the majority of the Foundation's endowment. The Foundation seeks to promote innovative solutions to basic and enduring problems in the United States through grant making programs in contemporary arts, environment, and learning differences. The Foundation grants more than $3 million dollars per year to organizations around the United States to support work in these fields. More information is available at

Application available through Yale Coordinated Internships in the spring:

Quote: My internship with the Tremaine Foundation went fabulously well. I learned so much, especially about the world of philanthropy, family foundations, and the art scene in the latter half of the 20th century. I came away from the internship with a list of concrete accomplishments– like creating an online archive of 150+ artworks once in the Tremaine collection and 150+ events historically relevant to the Foundation– and new skills– like how to acquire rights and permissions for images!

Jessica Blau, ’17, Tremaine Foundation Intern