Liberal Arts Career Services
Liberal Arts Career Services

Blanton Museum of Art, Sol LeWitt Wall Drawing Drafters, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 7951

Fri, January 24, 2014

REPORTS TO: Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art 
HOURS: At least 3 four-hour shifts between Feb. 5-14 (details below) 
SALARY: $50/shift 

We want to share a very exciting opportunity with UT undergraduate and graduate students. For our upcoming exhibition, Converging Lines: Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt (at the Blanton from February 23 through May 18, 2014), we are soliciting students to help make three wall drawings by Sol LeWitt. Students involved will have an opportunity to work closely with trained drafters from the LeWitt studio and help bring these wall drawings to life. 

We are asking for a commitment for at least 3 four-hour shifts (our shifts will be 9-1 and 1-5 pm.) Priority will be given to students who can work for full days and multiple days. Students will be paid $50 a shift (or $100 a day). 

Wednesday February 5 – Friday February 14th 
9 am to 5 pm 
*we will work every day but Sunday 

Requirements include enjoying teamwork and being comfortable with heights (some work will be on scaffolding). Must be a current UT student. 

As a pioneer of Conceptual Art, Sol LeWitt believed that the idea behind a work of art was more important than the object itself. This radical approach dispelled the long-held tradition that the value of a work of art was commensurate with the skill of an artist’s own hand. LeWitt is best known for his wall drawings; he made more than 1,200 of them between 1968 and his death in 2007. His wall drawings consist of a set of instructions for others to execute directly onto walls. He often likened his role as an artist to that of a composer and his wall drawings to musical scores. Just as a composer creates music for others to play, LeWitt generated the ideas for his wall drawings, but repeatedly relinquished their execution to others. Although he helped draw many of his own early wall drawings, he worked with art students and fellow artists from the very beginning of his career, and took pleasure in seeing how his works were interpreted and drawn by others.

See BTT Gateway Job ID 7951. Application Deadline 1/24

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