The Chazen Museum of Art and the UW–Madison Department of Art are pleased to announce the first recipients of the Burish Fellowship in Art and Museum Education. The fall term intern is Hattie Grimm, a rising senior from Oak Park, Ill., majoring in art education and the spring term intern is Isabella Gilbert, a rising junior from Elk Mound, Wis., majoring in art education.
The Burish Fellowship in Art and Museum Education was established by Helen and Mark Burish to support a collaborative fellowship shared between the museum and the art department. The gift provides tuition remission and a semester-long, paid internship at the Chazen Museum of Art. Helen Burish is an art education graduate, chair of the art department’s Board of Visitors, a museum docent, and Chair of the Chazen’s Advisory Council.
“This fund will allow undergrads to have a genuine museum-education experience and contribute significantly to the Chazen’s programming by exposing them first hand to informal learning settings such as an exhibition or gallery space” said Candie Waterloo, Curator of Education.
Working approximately 10 to 14 hours per week, interns will participate in a museum education “bootcamp,” work with museum and art-education staff to develop workshops related to Chazen exhibitions and collections, and facilitate presentations and workshops in the museum education department.
“I am so grateful for this opportunity, I truly can’t wait,” said Grimm. Gilbert added, “I know that working with the Chazen next spring will be an amazing experience!”