Outreach Extern Intern - Spring/Summer 2019
Margaret Halquist is an independent artist and curator acting as an extern in the Outreach Department for the summer of 2019. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Arts Administration and Policy at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. After spending the last year and a half working with refugees in Greece, Turkey, and the West Bank, she arrived in Chicago focusing on local matters related to migration as well as religious, cultural, and ethnic nurturance. She joined CAIR because of their unbiased approach to civil rights and fighting bigotry as well as to assist in building relationships to Chicago museums and other relevant institutions. Outside of her professional practice, she practices Kung Fu and frequents a Zen Buddhist temple. She also maintains a studio practice focusing on public sculpture and installation, periodically showing at galleries and alleys around the city.