Osher Lifelong Learning Award (OLLI) in Art History History and Art History

Presented to the undergraduate student whose written projects throughout his or her undergraduate career in Art History have consistently shown high achievement in original research and writing.

2024 Awardees

Emory Kasdorf

Emory Kasdorf

Emory Kasdorf is an Art History student, with a passion for Museum Studies. Emory enjoys learning about different time periods of art, and aims to become a curator at a contemporary art museum. Emory is currently working on co-curating an exhibit at the Gillespie Gallery, entitled: Faces & Figures.

Hayden Michael Moore

Hayden Michael Moore

Hayden Moore is an undergraduate senior, art history major from Richmond, Virginia. Before transferring to George Mason University in the Spring of 2023 he attended the University of Lynchburg where he was in the Honors College and ran track and field. Hayden Moore transferred to George Mason because of limitations to his major at his previous university but has found that George Mason was the perfect fit for him because of the wide variety of courses and helpful professors that he discovered are offered at Mason. At both his previous university and during his current semesters at Mason he has made the Dean’s List for every semester of study, which is a testament to his dedication to education. After earning his Bachelor’s degree in art history Hayden hopes to attend graduate school and continue his education to pursue a PhD in art history. When Hayden has free time away from work he likes to visit museums and read up on current events retaining to museums and art. He would like to extend his gratitude for the nomination of the OLLI Award for Art History and would like to thank those in the College of Humanities at Mason who have given him guidance in his field of study.