Intern Spotlight: Erika Dedenbach

In this series, we profile our interns. Phillips interns are an integral part of the museum and work that we do in several different departments: curatorial, education, music, communications and marketing, and more. Our incredible interns also help with our Sunday Concerts, Phillips after 5, and other special events. This semester welcomed our first group of paid interns, part of our institutional values and commitment to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion.

Erika Dedenbach, photographed by Kabrea Hayman in front of Kate Shepherd's "Red Rabbit", 2010; Oil and enamel on panel; 90 in x 50 in; Gift of the artist and Galerie Lelong & CO, NYC

Erika Dedenbach, photographed by Kabrea Hayman in front of Kate Shepherd, Red Rabbit, 2010, Oil and enamel on panel, 90 x 50 in. The Phillips Collection, Gift of the artist and Galerie Lelong & CO, NYC

Which department are you interning for? Registrar

What is your internship project? I am currently accessioning pieces from the Corcoran Gallery of Art into our permanent collection. I am also updating our collections copyright permission records database.

What do you do when you’re not at the Phillips? Read, create, and visit museums with my adorable nephew around DC!

What is your favorite space/painting here? Measures and Signs (Misure e Segni) by Bice Lazzari

If you were to describe the Phillips in one word, what would that word be? Intricate.

What is a fun fact about you? I lived in Belgium for quite some time after graduation.

Why did you want to intern at a museum? Art means everything to me.

Anything else you’d like to share? I am grateful for my experience here at The Phillips Collection and looking forward to what the future holds.

Fall Feeling: Autumnal Art in the Permanent Collection

Marsden Hartley, Mountain Lake--Autumn, c. 1910, Oil on academy board, 12 x 12 in., The Phillips Collection, Gift of Rockwell Kent, 1926

Marsden Hartley, “Mountain Lake–Autumn”, c. 1910, Oil on academy board, 12 x 12 in., The Phillips Collection, Gift of Rockwell Kent, 1926

Andre Derain, "Southern France", created between 1925 and 1927, Oil on canvas, 29 7/8 x 36 5/8 in., The Phillips Collection, Acquired 1927; © 2015 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Andre Derain, “Southern France”, created between 1925 and 1927, Oil on canvas, 29 7/8 x 36 5/8 in., The Phillips Collection, Acquired 1927; © 2015 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Georgia O'Keeffe, "Large Dark Red Leaves on White"; 1925, Oil on canvas, 31 x 21 in., The Phillips Collection, Acquired 1943; © 2008 The Georgia O’Keeffe Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Georgia O’Keeffe, “Large Dark Red Leaves on White”; 1925, Oil on canvas, 31 x 21 in., The Phillips Collection, Acquired 1943; © 2008 The Georgia O’Keeffe Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

John Gernand, "Blowing Leaves", 1944, Oil on canvas, 12 x 16 in., The Phillips Collection, Acquired 1945.

John Gernand, “Blowing Leaves”, 1944, Oil on canvas, 12 x 16 in., The Phillips Collection, Acquired 1945.

Sam Francis, "Blue", 1958, Oil on canvas; 48 1/4 x 34 3/4 in.; The Phillips Collection; Acquired 1958; © 2009 Samuel L. Francis Foundation, California/ Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY.

Sam Francis, “Blue”, 1958, Oil on canvas; 48 1/4 x 34 3/4 in.; The Phillips Collection; Acquired 1958; © 2009 Samuel L. Francis Foundation, California/ Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY.

Alma Thomas; "Breeze Rustling Through Fall Flowers", 1968, 57 7/8 x 50 in.; Acrylic on canvas; The Phillips Collection; Gift of Franz Bader, 1976

Alma Thomas; “Breeze Rustling Through Fall Flowers”, 1968, 57 7/8 x 50 in.; Acrylic on canvas; The Phillips Collection; Gift of Franz Bader, 1976