CONWAY, Ark. (June 1, 2020) – Sarah Donaghy has been named the new
Education Curator at the Windgate Museum of Art (WMA) at Hendrix College,
effective June 1, 2020. This new position, funded by the Windgate Foundation,
is responsible for building strong bridges to students, faculty, staff, and
community members in order to make the museum accessible and meaningful for
everyone. Central to Donaghy’s responsibilities will be managing, training, and
mentoring the approximately 20-25 paid student Gallery Educators employed at
the museum each semester.
“We are delighted to have Sarah join the WMA team and bring her
unique skills and talents working with Hendrix students in experiential
learning opportunities to the museum,” said Mary Kennedy, Director/Curator of
the WMA. “With a vision of being the premier teaching art museum in Arkansas,
the WMA aspires to create opportunities for Hendrix students to build
professional museum skills while engaging with a diverse array of exhibitions,
educational programs, and social events. Sarah’s role will be critical to our
success in achieving that vision.”
Donaghy received her Bachelor of Arts
degree from Lyon College and her Master of Public Administration from Arkansas
State University. Before coming to Hendrix College in 2017 as Coordinator of
Community Partnerships, she held a number of education and public service positions
with such organizations as Heifer International, Winthrop Rockefeller
Foundation, and University of Arkansas-Little Rock.
more information, contact Amanda Cheatham at 501-328-2383 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
the Windgate Museum of Art
The Windgate Museum
of Art is the new art museum located on the campus of Hendrix College.
Scheduled to open in October 2020, the museum is an 8,000 square-foot,
environmentally controlled space that includes three exhibition galleries. With
a vision to be the premier teaching art museum in Arkansas, the WMA will
present outstanding art exhibitions, compelling educational programs, and
invigorating social activities for students, faculty, staff, and visitors to
campus. Free and open to all, the museum will use hands-on experiences to train
students in all facets of museum work, including curatorial research,
collection management, educational and social programming, marketing and
communications, as well as all aspects of exhibition research, planning,
installation, and evaluation.
About Hendrix College
A private liberal arts college in Conway, Arkansas, Hendrix College consistently earns recognition as one of the country’s leading liberal arts institutions, and is featured in Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges. Its academic quality and rigor, innovation, and value have established Hendrix as a fixture in numerous college guides, lists, and rankings. Founded in 1876, Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. To learn more, visit www.hendrix.edu.