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.