Engage with the Galleries

Mary Wash (Giving) Day:

Your gift on Mary Wash Day, regardless of size, will help unlock additional funds to make an even greater impact on students’ success. Your support will strengthen the UMW experience, shaping the world’s next generation of leaders, creators, and problem-solvers.  

One-Time Donations or Project Sponsorship:

To sponsor a specific upcoming exhibition, acquisition, or equipment, simply write the name of the project on the memo line of your check.

Sponsor Artist or Scholar Visit: $500-$1000

Collection Storage: $1000-$5000

Permanent Collection Acquisition: TBD

Projector: $10,000

Methods of Payment:

Check:  Please make check payable to UMW Foundation / Galleries. Mail to UMW Foundation at 1125 Emancipation Hwy, #200, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Credit Card: Call (540) 654-1024. Visa and Mastercard accepted.

Online: Click HERE and select Friends of UMW Galleries.

All memberships and donations to the University of Mary Washington Galleries are tax deductible. You may reach us at gallery@umw.edu or (540) 654-1013 if you have any questions.

Student Opportunities:

Student interns and monitors play a vital role in the operation of the UMW Galleries. They are important to both the day to day administration of the Galleries as well as the accomplishment of long-term projects. We appreciate your interest in working with the UMW Galleries and look forward to your application!


An internship with the UMW Galleries provides students with hands-on experience in museum collections management, exhibition design, and gallery administration. Each semester the Galleries employ 4-5 interns who want to pursue careers and gain expertise in the fields of Art, Art History, and Museum Studies.

Interns participate in many diverse projects under the direction of the Director and Exhibition Coordinator. Some activities include: digitizing and photographing the collection for our online database, updating collections storage facilities with archival quality materials, install and de-install exhibitions, providing tours to visiting groups, and much more.

Internships are open to UMW students and are available for credit.

If you would like to apply for an internship, please complete the application here. Please note that this link will not be accepting applications until 2025.

Monitor Positions

Our monitors are the face of the Gallery and serve as the first introduction visitors have with the exhibition. Monitors are responsible for a variety of activities including greeting visitors and supervising the front desk, answering questions for patrons, working during gallery receptions and theatre events, and monitoring the artwork in the gallery.

Monitor positions are available for UMW students in the Fall and Spring semesters. Monitors typically work 6-8 hours per week during gallery hours (Wed thru Sun 10am-4pm) and some evenings. If you would like to apply for this position, please complete the application here.

Submission Details

Internship and Monitor applications can be emailed to gallery@umw.edu or delivered in person to Ridderhof Martin Gallery, 1301 College Avenue, Fredericksburg, VA 22401.

Due to the high volume of internship applications in 2023, internships are not available to additional applicants until Spring 2025 and/or Fall 2025.