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Art History

2022 Academic Festival Program

Art History cultivates observation, critical thinking, and communication skills that are applicable to many kinds of careers, including business, law, media, medicine, museum work, and more.  Our majors combine a wide range of academic and co-curriculum interests while at Skidmore, then pursue diverse professional opportunities after graduation.



An exhibition in Toronto co-curated by Hannah Traore '17 has been featured as a contribution to the increasing visibility of Black female curators.  Hannah graduated with Honors and received a Periclean Scholars Award for curating "Africa Pop Studio" at the Tang Teaching Museum.  She also was a member of the Honors Forum and served as peer mentor for a first-year seminar.

Jessica Rebarber '17 is a Marketing Associate for Plaza Artist Materials.  She studied abroad in Spain, where she interned as a painter in the Madrid studio of the Cuban artist collective Los Carpinteros.

Bailey Threat '16 works in the Operations division at HoneyBook, a San Francisco-based support service for businesses in the creative economy.  At Skidmore, she served as a Peer Health Educator and a Resident Assistant.  She also studied abroad in Rome and received Honors for designing an educational program about Muslim cultures during an internship at the Children's Museum of Manhattan.

Sara Belasco '14 is a Book and Paper Conservation Intern at the American Museum of Natural History and an intern at Mitra Library Conservation LLC.  Her prior internship in bookbinding at the library of the University of Washington, Seattle was featured by National Public Radio.  She graduated with Honors for a project that examined the materials, techniques, and conservation of Johannes Vermeer's painting Girl with a Pearl Earring.

Dylan Lustrin '13 works at the neugerriemschneider, a contemporary art gallery in Berlin.  His connection with the gallery began during his time at Skidmore, with an internship supported by a SEE-Beyond Award.

After completing a program in Culinary Arts and Culinary Management at the Institute of Culinary Education, Emma Weinstein '13 worked as a professional cook at Maialino in New York City.  She is now a Catering Manager in the Special Events Department at Ark Restaurants.  Emma notes, "Whether I'm thinking about how best to plate a dish, researching food displays, or speaking with clients, I find myself coming back to things I learned while at Skidmore."

Hilary Katz '13 is pursuing an MA in Art Education, specializing in museum education, at The Ohio State University.  After Skidmore, she worked for four years in the Education Department at the contemporary art museum MASS MoCA (North Adams, MA).  While at Skidmore, she minored in Arts Administration and Italian, and worked as an Education Assistant at the Tang Museum.  She also interned at the Olana State Historic Site (Hudson, NY), Chesterwood (Stockbridge, MA), and the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo (Florence, Italy).  She graduated with Honors for curating the exhibition "Crowded" at the Tang.

Romy Kushnick ’13 is Assistant Director, Institutional Relations at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.  At Skidmore, she minored in Arts Administration and Business, participated in the Skidmore Student Calling Program, served on the Senior Gift Committee, and worked in the Collections department at the Tang Museum.  She also held internships at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and Saratoga Arts.  Romy continues to be involved with Skidmore’s Annual Fund, currently serving as the Class of 2013 President’s Society Chair.

After completing an MS in Historic Preservation and Conservation at the University of Vermont, Frances Gubler ’10 became a Preservation Associate at the Preservation League of New York State.  She is now Manager of Technical and Grant Programs at the League and enjoys traveling the state to provide preservation assistance to various individuals and community groups.  At Skidmore, she was a Collections Assistant at the Tang Museum, studied abroad in New Zealand, and received Honors for a thesis about korere, a type of Maori ritual object.