Willam King Museum of Art Partnership

Front entrance image of the William King Museum of Art. Our unique partnership with the William King Museum of Art allows Emory & Henry students a direct path with a professional and nationally accredited museum.

This formal partnership allows Emory & Henry students to attend professional workshops and have apprenticeship opportunities at the William King Museum of Art. Students will also have access to instructional tours and public discussions following scheduled exhibitions at the museum.

Emory & Henry Art students will also have the chance to shadow professional artists in residence and participate in a curated exhibition by a curator of the William King Museum of Art.

“The William King Museum of Art with its specialized cultural heritage emphasis and Emory & Henry, as the premier liberal arts institution of southwest Virginia, both have deep historical roots within this region and this collaboration further strengthens our ability to deliver our educational missions in significant ways.”
-Charles Goolsby, Division Chair of Visual & Performing Arts and Professor of Art

In addition, students have the opportunity to:

  • directly interact with other museum professionals and artists in the museum’s Artlab
  • prepare for a variety of professional careers
  • learn aspects of digital design and museum education
  • gain hands-on experience in museum curation and exhibition design