The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown, Maryland, has named Faith Herrington ’22 as this year’s recipient of the Jean Cushwa College Internship.
The internship is a paid position awarded to one college student who is earning a degree in fine arts, art history, art education, museum studies, or a similar field. Herrington, who is majoring in art history and earning a certificate in arts management at Hollins, will assist the museum’s Agnita M. Stine Schreiber Curator Daniel Fulco, Ph.D., with curatorial research, exhibition installation, and more, specifically with the summer exhibition Bernini and the Roman Baroque: Masterpieces from Palazzo Chigi in Ariccia.
Herrington describes herself as “a passionate lover of art history” who plans to pursue a career working in art museums. Her past experience includes interning at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, where she researched the museum’s founder, digitized materials, and installed exhibitions. She has traveled to Greece and Italy to conduct art historical research and says the experiences helped her to “appreciate the value of an arts education as a means to explore any subject, time period, philosophy, and culture.” Genevieve Hendricks, associate professor of art history at Hollins, says Herrington is “enthusiastic, inquisitive, and an inspiration for students.”
Founded in 1931, the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts is the legacy of Hagerstown native Anna Brugh Singer and her husband, Pittsburgh-born artist William Henry Singer, Jr. Featuring a collection of more than 6,000 objects, the museum has important holdings of American painting, Old Masters, decorative arts, and sculpture. The Jean Cushwa College Internship is graciously funded by an endowment from former Singer Society member Jean Cushwa, which allows the museum to participate in the important work of fostering the next generation of arts leadership.