Art History Alumna Named Outstanding Museum Art Educator in Texas

Award presented by Texas Art Education Association to Rosemary Hickman ’01

Rosemary Hickman (Art History and French ’01), Semmes Foundation Museum Educator for teachers and public programs at the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas, has been named the 2016 Outstanding Museum Art Educator by the Texas Art Education Association (TAEA).

Each year the TAEA, the largest state professional art education association in the nation, recognizes members from across the state with awards in various divisions. The Outstanding Museum Art Educator award is presented to a museum educator who has significantly contributed to the association and to art education on the state, local and/or national levels.

Hickman received her award on November 13 at the TAEA 54th Annual Conference at Moody Gardens in Galveston, Texas.

She joined the McNay Art Museum in April 2013. In her role as museum educator, she organizes museum events for teachers including hands-on workshops, biannual “Evening for Educators” programs and a Summer Teacher Institute. She also develops online resources for educators and interactive applications for visitors; plans exhibition-related adult programs such as artist and curator talks, lectures and art classes; and supervises education department interns.

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Prior to joining the McNay, Hickman served as the education director at the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts in Spring, Texas, and as program coordinator of the MSC Forsyth Center Galleries at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.

“Incredibly deserving of this award, Rosemary stands out for her dedication to San Antonio educators and to museum educators in this community,” said Kate Carey, the McNay’s director of education. “In a very short time, she has established and nourished connections with educators and students through a variety of workshops, school visits, and educator programs, and she builds consensus and camaraderie wherever she goes. She’s an asset to the museum and to the arts education community in San Antonio.”