Discovering the World of Art Outside the Dome: Congressional Interns Respond to the Phillips

Last month, former foster youth who have spent the summer interning for Congress through the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute and the Sara Start Fund came to the Phillips for lunch and a tour. Intern Derrick Riggins shares his impressions in prose, while intern and photographer Linda Lee Zambito provides snapshots from the visit.  


The 2011 Class of Foster Youth Interns explore the Phillips. Photo: Linda Lee Zambito, Congressional intern and participant in Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute Foster Youth Internship program

On July 16, The Phillips Collection blessed me as well as several other interns with a tour of its permanent collection. We all had a truly good time, but this was my first time really paying attention to the artwork and learning its history. Continue reading