Snite Museum curator receives state honor

Author: Arts and Letters


Jackie Welsh, curator of education for public programs at the University of Notre Dame’s Snite Museum of Art, has received the Museum Art Educator Award from the Art Education Association of Indiana (AEAI).

She will be honored at the organization’s annual fall conference Nov. 4 in Indianapolis.

A member of the Snite Museum staff since 2001, Welsh oversees the museum’s outreach to local schools, facilitates educational programs, and provides consultation to area teachers and art volunteers on ways to bring the visual arts into the classroom curriculum. She also organizes events, workshops and programs for community groups and coordinates an after-school program at the University’s Robinson Community Learning Center in South Bend.

The AEAI is the professional organization dedicated to promotion, advancement and improvement of art education at all levels in the state of Indiana. Its purposes are to increase public awareness, develop strategies for statewide advocacy, inform members on current issues and political action, recognize outstanding performance and programs statewide, and assist the state Department of Education in development and implementation of curriculum materials.

Originally published by Julie Flory at on October 11, 2005.