April 7, 2016
We recently welcomed Brice Hunt as a new Member of the Museum. A high school senior, Brice is the first person to earn her Membership as part of the new volunteer benefits program at the Museum. The program grants Individual Membership status to volunteers who have volunteered eight or more times at the Museum.
Brice first discovered the Museum seven years ago when her family moved back to the United States after living in China. It immediately became her favorite place to visit. She came to the Museum as a Summer Art Camper, and when she became too old to attend the camp, she decided to become a volunteer camp counselor.
“It’s so nice to help the kids with their art,” Brice says. “To watch them come back year after year, grow older, gain experience and skill. It’s just so much fun.”
As Brice became friends with staff and learned more about the Museum, she wanted to get even more involved. Brice, who is homeschooled, assists with the homeschool art classes and the monthly drop-in Sunday Studio program. She has also volunteered as a greeter for exhibitions and special events.
A Newark, Delaware resident, Brice also takes it upon herself to talk up the Museum’s myriad programs and her favorite works of art to people who aren’t familiar with the Museum. Although she has a hard time narrowing down her top favorites of the Museum, she loves Deborah Butterfield’s metal horse sculpture Riot, which she sketches when it’s on view in the contemporary gallery. The Pre-Raphaelite galleries and Summer Art Camp are still at the top of her favorites list.
Brice will be going to college next fall. Although she hasn’t chosen where she will attend, her time at the Museum helped her decide to major in fine arts with a concentration in illustration and art history.
“The Museum inspires me to create art. It made me realize my art is something I could turn into a career,” says Brice.
We thank Brice for her commitment to the Museum and wish her all the best as she prepares for her future!