Margaret Burns

Margaret Burns

Year: 2021-2022
Nominating Institution: University of Notre Dame
Field of Interest: Art – Visual Arts
Placement Organization: Art and Media Studies Department of the Fulbright University of Vietnam
Placement Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

About Margaret

Margaret (Meg) Burns is an aspiring curator and art historian from San Antonio, Texas. She graduated from the University of Notre Dame in May 2021 with a B.A. in Art History with honors. In addition to her work on campus as a curatorial assistant and event programmer at the Snite Museum of Art, Meg has also held positions in the curatorial departments at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and the Terra Foundation. A dedication to diversifying art world narratives and building international partnerships drove Meg to apply for the Luce Scholars Program. During her Luce year, Meg worked for Fulbright University Vietnam in Hồ Chí Minh City. A researcher, guest lecturer, and teaching assistant under art historians Dr. Pamela Corey and Dr. Nora Taylor, Meg spent her year immersed in the past, present, and future of Vietnamese contemporary art. She cherished her time getting to know the burgeoning and constantly changing art world of Vietnam and hopes to integrate her research on Southeast Asian contemporary art into future graduate studies. When she’s not in a museum, you can find Meg drinking too much cà phê sữa đá, reading short fiction, and spending time with friends and family.

Margaret's Scholar Story

Feb. 23, 2022

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