2014 Shaping the Future

Interacting with the artists she has studied

Danielle WuAs a Katzenberger Foundation Art History intern at the Smithsonian Institute, Danielle Wu will help curators run the annual Folklife Festival, which draws a million visitors to the National Mall each year.

Wu, an expert in both contemporary Chinese art and China’s ethnic minority populations, is eager to meet the many Chinese artists and performers scheduled to appear at the festival.

“I have traveled to China, but China’s ethnic minorities often live in hard-to-reach, rural communities,” said Wu, an art history major in Arts & Sciences. “This internship will give me the opportunity to learn directly from the people I have studied.”

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