About: Ashley Hansack

I’m a multicultural undergraduate intern working at the Getty Foundation this summer. As a rising junior, I’m majoring in environmental studies and sociology at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington. I enjoy visiting museums throughout L.A. County, writing, crafting, and photography.

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New Perspectives: Exploring Career Paths at the 2013 Getty Intern Arts Summit

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Hilary Walter, Program Assistant at the Getty Foundation, catches up with interns at the end of a great day.

A glimpse into the world of professional development for the Getty’s Multicultural Summer Interns. More»

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      #ThyCaptionBe: Warnings to the Rich & Powerful

      You captioned this detail. And we’re revealing the full story now.

      It would be awesome if this was Medieval hangman, or a really awkward frat party, but it’s actually the result of a one-letter swap gone wrong in a book about the fates of the rich. 

      Here’s the full story:

      You sometimes regret what pops out unexpectedly when you open your mouth, but in this case, even the fish must have been quite surprised when a wooly lamb burst forth. 

      The stories in this text by Giovanni Boccaccio warn of the terrible fate that often awaits the rich and powerful. He uses here the example of King Polycrates, who tossed a ring into a river, hoping for good luck, and found it later in the mouth of a fish. 

      Someone got confused, though, and instead of a ring (in French, annel), what came out instead was a lamb (agnel). Apparently, neither the ring nor the lamb worked because the king was later hanged (background).

      #ThyCaptionBe is a celebration of modern interpretations of medieval aesthetics. You guess what the heck is going on, then we myth-bust.

      08/31/15

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