Maricarmen Solis Diaz
Maricarmen Solis Diaz is a Fine Arts major (’22) who gained a passion for art and activism through the vibrant culture of Los Angeles and her time spent in DC. It was in that transformative moment that her passion for her practice took precedence in her life. In her work, there are traces of her Chicana culture, her family, and her perspective on socio political issues.
In the summer of 2021, before returning to the George Washington University, she completed an internship at the Getty Research Institute at the Getty Center under the Research and Public Programs Department in Los Angeles. Maricarmen said:
“I was tasked with identifying faculty that would be interested in the museum's upcoming programs as well as helping my supervisors plan these virtual programs. The project I was most involved in was an open house created by the African American Art History Initiative, AAAHI, to present archived work by a dancer and choreographer named Blondell Cummings. I went through articles that were collected about Blondell in the archive and organized titles of the works mentioned into a list so that anyone can refer to that if they want articles on a specific piece… Overall, this internship has introduced me to a career in museum programs where I would be making sure that the community is exposed to as much artwork as possible."