The Max Stern Internship in Art History Award was established by Dr. Max Stern’s estate to help Art History undergraduate and graduate students gain first hand experience through an internship. Administered through the Dean’s Office in conjunction with the Faculty of Arts Internship Office, this award is designed to lend financial support to students who wish to pursue an internship in the field of Art and Art History. The award is meant to provide partial funding to assist students with travel and other expenses related to their internship and to assist students in their pursuit of study in the area closest to Mr. Stern’s heart - Art and Art History.
Max Stern, O.C. (1903-1987) was an art historian and collector. In 1947, he bought the Dominion Gallery on Sherbrooke Street in Montreal and made it a focal point for the dissemination of “living art” and the promotion of Canada’s modern artists. The Dominion Gallery became one of the most vital and influential art galleries in the country, and remained open for over a decade after his death.