Art History


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA“I loved studying at Mary Baldwin. Working with Marlena and Sally James, as well as the entire philosophy department, was the greatest  pleasure. However, no matter how excellent the education and support I received at MBC, breaking into the art world is not easy, especially shortly after graduation.  Experience and boldness is everything, as well as whom you know.”  Claudia Kopp ’06

Claudia Kopp ’06 moved to Boston in August (after finishing all course work and internship requirements for her majors) and started a second internship as Gallery Representative at the Copley Society of Art, the nation’s oldest non-profit art association. She also works part-time at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

“MBC’s stellar professors and liberal arts curriculum were pivotal in creating the solid foundation of analytical curiosity that has supported my professional and creative explorations.”  Angela Edwards ’92

Angela is a video editor and independent filmmaker living in the San Francisco Bay area. Her current projects include documentaries, educational and promotional videos on improvisational theater, archetypes and neuro linguistics programming (NLP)

Additional graduates with careers in the arts include:

Olivia Sicignano MBC 2013, graduate student at Marist University in Florence studying Museum Management.

Angela Maxwell, MBC 2013

Andrea Maxwell, MBC 2013

Andrea Maxwell, MBC 2013, MA/PhD graduate student with a full fellowship and teaching assistantship at Kent StateUniversity

Aviva Dove Viebahn, PhD  University of Rochester,  Honors Faculty Fellow at Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University and Website Content Manager at Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS)

Susan Firestone, MBC 1968, Ph D Lesley University, Art Therapist

Hannah Scott,  Curator, Staunton Augusta Arts Center

Margaret Richardson, PhD. Virginia Commonwealth University, faculty Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA

Pearl Albino, MBC PEG 1994, MA New York University, Art Gallery professional and Art consultant, New York City

Rebecca Fifield, Collections Manager at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City