Originally from China, Lu Meng is a 2015 graduate of University of California, Berkeley. She was the Art Practice Undergraduate Honors Studio awardee. Prior to joining the Arts Administration M.A. program at Columbia, Lu held internships with Art Front Gallery in Singapore, Today Art Museum in Beijing and China Guardian Auctions in Beijing. She also volunteered at Asian Art Museum at San Francisco. Lu is interested in the managerial side of visual arts and online art trading platform. She also has great enthusiasm for East Asian Art and Ceramics.
What attracted you to the Arts Administration Program at Teachers College, Columbia University? The small program size, the flexibility to explore my areas of interest further, and the resources from Teachers College, Columbia University and New York City.
How are your studies helping to advance your career goals? The diverse curriculum that combining arts, business, education and law gives me sufficient knowledge and training to complement my passion in the field. The internship course provides me a practical opportunity to supplement my classroom experience.
Describe student life as a member of the ARAD community. The various professional and cultural background of our cohorts enriches our learning experience. We are able to learn from each other and to have new perspectives.