2023 Travel Highlights: Michaela Peine in Boston
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by mokt6334
5M ago
Michaela Peine (she/her) is a graduate student in the department of Art History. She is in her 4th semester at St. Thomas, and plans to finish the program in 5 semesters. Michaela’s area of interest is in the relationship between tangible/sensory qualities and psychological narratives in Italian Renaissance art. When she is not attending classes, Michaela works as a gallery guard at the AMAA, as well as with UST Campus Life. Off campus, Michaela holds an internship with the Cathedral of St. Paul, where she is working with their archives – developing an exhibit connecting their art and architec ..read more
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Summer 2023 Travel Highlights: Etruscan black-glaze pottery with Ingrid Cologne
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by mokt6334
5M ago
Ingrid Cologne (she/her) is an Art History/Archaeology Graduate student at the University of St. Thomas. As a Graduate Student Assistant, she works in supporting the development of a South Italian pottery database with Professor Mark Stansbury O’Donnell. Ingrid’s academic interest is in Early Renaissance Florence, South Italian and Attic Pottery. Her favorite art historical activity is getting down in the dirt to excavate! The final result of sorting and analyzing all the pottery shards.   Over the summer, Ingrid worked with Dr. Francesca Silvestrelli, an expert in Etruscan, Attic ..read more
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Great Conversations Changed the Direction: Thoughts on Meeting Artist Andrea Carlson
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by wisn0046
4y ago
Dakota Hoska is a graduate student in the Master of Arts in Art History program. Dakota was awarded a Department of Art History Research Grant to support travel and research for her Qualifying Paper. Carlson’s tools in her studio There’s a lot I thought I knew. I had seen Andrea Carlson speak several times, and I had watched many of her interviews. We hold her piece Sunshine on a Cannibal at the Minneapolis Institute of Art where I work, and I have seen it installed on a few occasions. I thought I had good insights on this artist as a topic for my Qualifying Paper (QP), but, even so, many th ..read more
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Meet Our Graduate Students: Abby Slawik
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by wisn0046
4y ago
Abby Slawik is currently in her first semester in the Non-Degree Program in Art History. She is enrolled in Imaging the Other: Representation of/in Pre-Columbian and Early Colonial Mexico and Peru. Where did you go as an undergrad and what did you study? I went to NYU for studio art. What was your career prior to your decision to enter the Non-Degree program in Art History? I was a picture framer (design and production), as well as an art installer, for several years after graduation. I am also interning with a couple of conservation labs in the Twin Cities. These experiences have helped me un ..read more
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Navigating New Space and Exploring the Walls
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by wisn0046
4y ago
Michelle Turner is a graduate student in the Master of Arts in Art History and Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies program. Michelle was awarded a Department of Art History Student Research Grant to support her Qualifying Paper research. A screen-shot of the temperature differences between the locations on my trip and Minneapolis, which was experiencing the 2019 Polar Vortex. This January, right as the 2019 winter vortex hit, the University of St. Thomas provided me the opportunity to leave. Thanks to the Department of Art History Student Research Grant, I was able to travel to England an ..read more
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Meet Our Graduate Students: Ann Arntson
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by wisn0046
4y ago
Ann Arntson recently completed her first semester in the Museum Studies Certificate program at the University of St. Thomas in fall 2019.  Where did you go as an undergrad and what did you study? I went to the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and studied History. My emphasis was in Egyptian and Middle Eastern history. Why did you want to continue your studies with the University St. Thomas? I am currently enrolled in the Masters of Library and Information Science with an emphasis in Archives and Special Collections. A classmate told me about the Museums Studies program and I thought it ..read more
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Art in the Street
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by wisn0046
4y ago
Marilyn Burnett is a graduate student in the Master of Arts in Art History and Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies program. This summer, Marilyn worked with a team of graduate students and Dr. Heather Shirey to research street art across several major metropolitan areas in the United States. Los Angeles Art District. Photo by the author. In the summer of 2018, I joined three other Art History graduate students and Dr. Heather Shirey to complete an independent study course investigating street art across the United States. We decided to do comparative research on street art by visiting som ..read more
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Meet Our Graduate Students: Molly McIntosh
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by wisn0046
4y ago
Molly McIntosh is currently in her first semester of the Master of Arts in Art History and Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies. She is enrolled in Methodology and Approaches of Art History and Museum Studies II: Collections, Curation, and Controversy. Where did you go as an undergraduate and what did you study? I studied at the University of St. Thomas and majored in History. What were you doing before you decided to switch gears and get your Master of Arts in Art History and Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies? I volunteered at a local historical society – the Aitkin County H ..read more
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Meet Our Graduate Students: Keely Wardyn
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by wisn0046
4y ago
Keely Wardyn is currently in her first semester in the M.A. Art History program. She is enrolled in Methodology and Approaches of Art History and Sacred Spaces in Unexpected Places. Where did you go as an undergraduate and what did you study? I went to Minnesota State University – Mankato. I studied Art History. Previously, I got an associate degree at South Central College and took a year off afterward and went to Italy, Switzerland, and France. What drew you to the University St. Thomas? My advisor, Alisa Eimen highly recommended St. Thomas for me. I wanted to stay in the state, which leave ..read more
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Buddhism and Contemporary Art in Mongolia
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by wisn0046
4y ago
Erdene Zuu Monastery in Kharkhorin, Övörkhangai Province, Mongolia. Erdene Zuu is likely the oldest extant Monastery in Mongolia. Sam Wisneski is a graduate student in the Master of Arts in Art History program. Sam was awarded a Department of Art History travel grant to participate in a Buddhist Art field seminar in Mongolia this summer and to conduct research on contemporary art in Ulaanbaatar.  In July 2018, I had the opportunity to travel to Mongolia to study Buddhist art and architecture and contemporary art. As a recipient of a Department of Art History travel grant, I spent a mont ..read more
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