Recent Alumni News

  • John Blakinger ’06 received his PhD in Art History from Stanford University in 2014. From 2014-16 Blakinger was a Chester Dale Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study of the Visual Arts (CASVA) at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D. C. Blakinger is currently a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Southern California Society of Fellows in the Humanities.

  • Conan Cheong ’12 is in the Ph.D. program in Southeast Asian art History at SOAS in London, and is the recipient of an Alphawood Fellowship.

  • Carolina Elices '17, currently doing an MA in English Literary Studies in the Department of English at the University of York, had a paper accepted for the conference, "The School of English Postgraduate Colloquium: Memory" at the University of Sheffield, in May 2018. The titles of her paper is "'The Preservation of Memories, Histories, Fellowships, Fraternities': Thomas Hardy and the Victorian Restoration/Preservation Debate."  It is based on her senior honors thesis at Wesleyan, co-directed by Prof. Siry.

  • Caitlin Henningsen ‘06 is Associate Museum Educator for Academic Programs at the Frick Collection in New York City and a doctoral candidate at Harvard University.

  • Rachel P. Hirsch ’15 received her MA in South Asian Studies at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor this spring, and is studying Mughal Persian in Lucknow this summer. In September she will be entering the M.S. Program in Architectural History at MIT.

  • Sarah Leonard ’09 is a curatorial track PhD student in the Dept. of Art History at the University of Delaware

  • Rachel Kaplan ’07 is Assistant Curator of Latin American Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

  • Jeffrey Katzin ’10 is completing his dissertation in American Art at the University of Pennsylvania

  • Grace Kuipers ’14 is in her third year of graduate study in American and European modern art history at the University of California, Berkeley

  • Maggie Masselli ’16 (a History Major) is studying Mughal Persian in Lucknow this summer and will start the MA program in Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University this fall.

  • Jill Moraski ’16 was accepted into the Master of Urban Planning program, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University

  • John Henry Rice ’94, the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Curator of South Asian and Islamic Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, is currently working on a major traveling exhibition of Himalayan art

  • Kishwar Rizvi '87, Associate Professor of History of Art at Yale, published a book "The Transnational Mosque: Architecture and Historical Memory in the Contemporary Middle East" (University of North Carolina Press, 2016), which received three awards/distinctions: Charles Rufus Morey Book Award, College Art Association, Gustav Ranis International Book Prize, and Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale A 2016 Choice Outstanding Academic Title
  • Adam Rizzo ’06 is working as a Museum Educator at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

  • Tamara I. Sears ’96 is Associate Professor of South Asian art history at Rutgers University

  • Anna L. Seastrand ’03 is Assistant Professor of South Asian art history at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis/Saint Paul

  • Isabella Vitti ’08 Editor of Art History and Visual Studies at Routledge Research

  • Laura Weinstein ’01, the Ananda K. Coomaraswamy Curator of Indian and Islamic Art at the Museum of Fine Art in Boston, has also been named acting Chief Curator of the Museum’s Asian Department.

  • Dan Zolli, '07, Assistant Professor of Art History, Penn State University

Selected Notable Alumni

  • Joseph Alchermes, ‘75, Associate Professor of Art History, Chair of the Art History Department, Connecticut College
  • Tyler G. Anbinder, '84, Professor of History, George Washington University
  • Wendy A. Bellion, '91, Associate Professor of Art History, University of Delaware
  • Martin A. Berger, '87, Professor of History of Art and Visual Culture, University of California Santa Cruz
  • Casey Blake, ‘78, Professor of History, Columbia University (actually not an Art History major, but the first T.A. we had in ARHA 101)
  • John Blakinger, '06, graduate student in Art and Art History, Stanford University
  • Ian Boyden, '95, Executive Director, San Juan Island Museum of Art
  • Sydney Briggs, ’91, Associate Registrar Media & Performance Art, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
  • Michael Carrasco, '95, Associate Professor of Art History, Florida State University
  • Kathleen Wren Christian, ‘94, now teaching at The Open University in London and living in Switzerland
  • Jem Cohen, '84, award-winning New York City-based filmmaker
  • Jeffrey Deitch, '74, director of the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art
  • David J. Drogin, '94, Chair, History of Art, Fashion Institute of Technology State University of New York
  • Jesse Feiman, '05, Student Curatorial Intern, graduate student in Art History, Williams College
  • Nikki Greene, '97, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Art History and Africana Studies at Wellesley College
  • Caitlin Henningsen, '06, graduate student in the School or Arts and Sciences, Harvard University, former curatorial assistant at The Frick Collection
  • Rae Kaplan, ’06, enrolled in the Ph.D. program at the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
  • Rob Krulak, ‘88, Independent Consultant
  • Karl Kusserow, '86, Curator of American Art, Princeton University Art Museum
  • Michael Lobel, '90, Ph.D, Associate Professor of Art History, Director of the M.A. Program in Modern and Contemporary Art, Criticism, and Theory, SUNY Purchase College
  • Celia Lowe, ‘90, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Washington
  • Joanne Lukitsh, ‘76, Professor of History of Art, Massachusetts College of Art and Design
  • Jesse McIntosh, ’05, enrolled in a Ph.D. program in history at the University of California, Berkeley
  • Janine Mileaf, ‘89, Executive Director, The Arts Club of Chicago
  • Rachel Mustalish, ‘90, Conservator, Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Sarah Nazimova-Baum, '86, LCAT, ATR-BC, an art therapist, Coordinator & Intern Advisor, New York Intern Program 
  • Gulru Necipoglu-Kafadar, '79, Aga Khan Professor of Islamic Art; Associate of Currier House, Harvard University
  • John B. Ravenal, '81, Sydney and Frances Lewis Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
  • David Redden, ‘70, Vice Chairman of Sotheby's, New York
  • John Henry Rice, '94, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Curator of South Asian and Islamic Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
  • Kishwar Rizvi, '87, Associate Professor of History of Art, Yale University
  • Adam Rizzo, '06, enrolled in the Ph.D. program at the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
  • Lisa Rotondo-McCord, '82, Assistant Director for Art/Curator of Asian Art, New Orleans Museum of Art
  • Tamara I. Sears, '96, Assistant Professor of History of Art, Yale University
  • Anna Seastrand, '03, Collegiate Assistant Professor in the Humanities, University of Chicago
  • Alan Shestack, '60, Former director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and deputy director and chief curator of the National Gallery of Art, Washington
  • Michael Silber, '86, Director, McKinsey & Co., Inc., New York
  • Franklin Sirmans, ‘91, Department Head and Curator of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
  • Nancy J. Troy, '74, Professor of Art History and Chair, Stanford University
  • Laura Weinstein, '01, Ananda Coomaraswamy Curator of South Asian and Islamic Art, Museum of Fine Art, Boston
  • Gennifer Weisenfeld, '87, Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies, Duke University
  • Andrew Witkin, '00, Director, Barbara Krakow Gallery, and successful Boston-basedartist
  • Carla Yanni, '87, Professor of Art History, Rutgers State University of New Jersey
  • Dan Zolli, '07, Assistant Professor of Art History, Penn State University