June 2020 — Julianna Morris, pictured here, art history graduate student, recently was selected as the 2020-21 Onstead Institute/CVAD Galleries Fellow in Museum Education. This is the inaugural position for a fellow at CVAD Galleries at UNT. The position is part of a cohort of two other Onstead Institute Museum Education Fellows: one at the Meadows Museum, Dallas, and the other at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, Texas.
Morris graduated with a B.A. in history and art history along with a minor in anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas. As an undergraduate student, she worked at the Blanton Museum of Art as a peer mentor for students on academic probation, and as an intern with the Education Department at the Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, Texas. Along with an M.A. in art history, Morris is pursuing a specialization in modern and contemporary art as well as a certificate in Art Museum Education in the College of Visual Arts and Design at UNT. She works as a teaching assistant in CVAD and as a curatorial intern for the Girl Museum, Havana, Fla.
Through this position, Morris will gain experience working and learning aspects of museum education as a collaborator and partner with Stefanie Dlugosz-Acton, director and curator, and Holly Hutzell, art registrar, in the CVAD Galleries at UNT. The fellowship is funded through the Jo Ann (Jody) and Dr. Charles O. Onstead Institute for Education in the Visual Arts and Design.