BA in Art History

Janie Ritter

Janie Ritter, 2021

B.A. in Art History and Psychology with a Minor in Studio Art

Recipient of the History and Art History Department's Award for Academic Excellence in Art History and the Outstanding Art History Project Award for the 20-21 academic year.

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Nadia Valdivia

Nadia Valdivia, 2021

BA in Art History with a minor in French

A CHSS Student Ambassador whose internship at the National Portrait Gallery and work with the Mason Autism Support Initiative led to an interest in accessibility in the art world.

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Sierra Medellin

Sierra Medellin, 2016

Digitizing archeological collections for George Washington's Mount Vernon

Art history education combined with technical skills developed through internship lead to permanent job.

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Emily Daniel

Emily Daniel, 2015

Researching and appraising art and other personal property donations

Studying art history laid a strong foundation for valuing a wide range of objects and materials for distinguished area institutions.

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Max Kibblewhite

Max Kibblewhite, 2015

Personalizing the Smithsonian experience to support visitors' needs

Art History B.A. and savvy use of internships prepare Max for visitor experience position with Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.

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Emily Oldham

Emily Oldham, 2015

Integrating historic preservation and sustainability

Emily's Art History B.A. prepared her for simultaneous master's degrees in architecture and sustainable design.

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Mary Ann Vega

Mary Ann Vega, 2015

Honoring Distinguished Alumni

In fall 2017, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the women and gender studies program honored Mary Ann Vega for her research and contributions to the Mason community.

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Anne Hyland

Anne Hyland, 2014

Passion for art leads to degree, employment with museum

Anne interned with the Hirshhorn, then was hired by Glenstone, where she researches art and artists featured in its contemporary art collection and gives tours of current exhibitions and landscape.

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Sana Mirza

Sana Mirza, 2009

PhD candidate at NYU, museum research fellow at Freer|Sackler

Focus on Islamic art leads to role with "The Art of the Qur’an" exhibition and website.

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Marta Staudinger

Marta Staudinger, 2009

Artist, Smithsonian lecturer, and curatorial consultant

Art history major sparks intellectual and professional development leading to founding of own curatorial consultation business, Latela Curatorial.

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Madison Bolls

Madison Bolls, 2008

Senior program officer with federal grantmaking agency for libraries, archives, and museums.

Art History B.A. followed by master’s in Library and Information Science leads to work funding projects that support knowledge, cultural heritage, and lifelong learning.

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Greg Svitil

Greg Svitil, 2001

Works in museum public & media relations and administration

Greg's staff position at the Art Museum of the Americas, a museum of modern and contemporary Latin American and Caribbean art in Washington, DC, started with his Mason art history courses and internship.

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