The Art Museum of WVU has selected participants for its inaugural Art Museum Faculty Fellowship and Jacknowitz Summer Internship for Summer 2022. Both of these positions are central to the Art Museum of WVU’s efforts in engaging both students and faculty in object-centered learning and professional development.
Dr. Lisa Di Bartolomeo will serve as the inaugural Art Museum of WVU Faculty Fellow. Over a period of four weeks this summer, Di Bartolomeo will work closely with curator Robert Bridges, and educational programs manager Dr. Heather Harris to select works from the museum’s collection and develop an exhibition and related materials for display in the McGee Gallery in Spring 2023. The Faculty Fellowship is designed to provide the opportunity for faculty and instructors from across disciplines to enhance their teaching and scholarship by engaging with the Art Museum’s permanent collection of more than 4,000 objects. A teaching professor in the Department of World Languages, Literatures & Linguistics, Di Bartolomeo will integrate the exhibition into her course, “The Holocaust in East European Literature and Film,” and also present a public program at the Art Museum during the run of the exhibition. She was selected from a pool of applicants to an open call to all WVU clinical, teaching, and service track faculty as well faculty equivalents and other professionals with teaching responsibilities.
Madelyn Brodie will serve as the second Jacknowitz Summer Intern at the Art Museum. This spring, Brodie completed her MA in Art History at WVU’s College of Creative Arts and received the 2022 Faculty/Student Mentored Research Award for her graduate thesis, “The Contributions of Artists Sydney Laurence, Belmore Brown, and Olaus Murie to the Preservation of Public Land in the Northwest United States.” She also received her BFA in painting from WVU in 2020. As a two-month paid internship, Brodie will have the opportunity to work in all areas of the museum, including exhibition and program development, collection cataloguing and research, and administration and operations. She will also have the opportunity to assist Dr. Di Bartolomeo in her fellowship research. This internship is made possible through the generosity of donors to the Abby Robin Jacknowitz Endowed Fund for the Art Museum at the WVU Foundation established by Linda and the late Art Jacknowitz.