Avery Rudolph, a resident of Conway, is a student at the University of Central Arkansas, where she is a Presidential Scholar working on a B.A. in Art History with a minor in the Honors Interdisciplinary Studies Program. She is current Executive President of the Students for the Arts at UCA and hopes to pursue a career as a museum curator or director. Rudolph will intern at the Jacksonville Military Museum in Jacksonville, AR. SSgt James F. Anderson II, USAF, Ret., curator at the Military Museum, will serve as her mentor. Rudolph’s internship project will involve the planning and organization of an exhibition of artwork created by illustrators serving in World War I, World War II, and the Vietnam War.
This internship will not only help financially support my project, but it will also allow me to learn how to properly curate an exhibit and introduce a subject that is rarely discussed by historians today. I also hope to unravel new information while researching this project and potentially speak with the descendants of combat artists as well. This experience will also provide greater networking opportunities for me where I can meet with other museum employees and professional historians.