The Delaware Art Museum is pleased to offer an annual Curatorial Fellowship. This two-month Fellowship is intended for graduate students working towards a Museum career. This Fellowship honors Alfred Appel, Jr., a leading scholar of American Studies and a collector of modern prints and photographs.

The focus of the Fellowship will change each year based on institutional need. The Fellowship requires two months of full-time work, or the equivalent in part-time hours. The timing of the Fellowship is flexible and can be carried out full-time or part-time, based on applicant and institutional commitments, but must be served consecutively.

The focus of the 2013–14 Fellowship is American art of the first half of the 20th century. Specifically, the Museum recently accessioned a series of drawings by the American artist Violet Oakley (1874–1961) relating to the Angel of Victory Triptych (1941) in the Museum’s permanent collection. (The Museum also owns significant archival documents relating to Oakley). The Fellow will work under the guidance of a Museum Curator to develop an exhibition related to these materials. The exhibition is scheduled to open February 8, 2014.

Receiving the Internship: A stipend of $3,500 is available for the Fellowship. The Fellowship is intended for those who are currently enrolled in an art history graduate program and are planning a Museum career. While the project may require off-site research, the intern is expected to work on site regularly during the period of the Fellowship.

Important Dates: The deadline to apply for the 2013 Fellowship is March 1, 2013. Notification of the successful applicant will be announced by April 1, 2013. The chosen candidate will then be asked to provide a date for assuming the Fellowship by May 1, 2013. The Fellowship must be carried out between April 30, 2013 and February 10, 2014.

To Apply: For consideration, email a cover letter, resume, and two letters of recommendation as an MS Word or PDF attachment to Margaretta Frederick, Chief Curator, at


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