University of Montevallo pupil and Dothan, Alabama, native Katharine Murray pleases one in every one of her longtime desires this summer season by interning at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., through August. One of just six college students selected for the placement, Murray’s Katzenberger Art History internship is with the National Postal Museum. She usually works on a stamp art assignment by studying stamp art and interviewing artists. She supports the museum’s Education and Visitor Services Department in developing and implementing revolutionary arts-based hands-on programming.
Murray, presently pursuing a bachelor’s diploma in artwork at the University of Montevallo, has constantly fostered a hobby in artwork history and said she knew she desired to move “someplace large” to examine the sector and discover if it became simply her passion. She views her internship at the Smithsonian no longer as a prestigious honor but as an exploratory experience and useful resource. “I love researching nineteenth-century printing presses used for stamps and sharing those statistics for gallery reports,” Murray said. “It’s pleasant for you to use my expertise from my studio art instructions to be carried out in educational demonstrations of intaglio printing.”
Murray transferred to UM from Wallace Community College in Dothan. However, she became acquainted with the metropolis of Montevallo before attending the University. She participated in the annual Spring Arts Fest 2018, promoting earrings crafted from pressed plants and resin, among other goods. “This is an extraordinary opportunity for Catherine to explore a unique career vicinity combining her hobbies in art history and studio artwork,” stated Scott Stephens, UM professor of art and chair of the University’s Department of Art.