Career Panel with Art History Alumni – 11.10.22

Students enjoyed an enlightening discussion moderated by members of the Art History Majors Committee; Gabby Farina ’23 and Mim Pomerantz ’23. enjoyed an enlightening discussion moderated by members of the Art History Majors Committee; Gabby Farina ’23 and Mim Pomerantz ’23.

Jeffrey Katzin ’10, is Associate Curator at the Akron Art Museum. He specializes in modern and contemporary art with research ranging from painting to photography, film, and video art. Jeffrey has received a certificate in Art Museum Studies from Smith College, a BA from Wesleyan University, and an MA from the University of Texas at Austin. His recently completed doctoral dissertation at the University of Pennsylvania explored the history and potential of abstract photography, with particular focus on Alvin Langdon Coburn’s Vortographs of 1916–17. At the Akron Art Museum he has curated several exhibitions, including Totally Radical: Art and Politics in the 1980s, Afterimages: Geometric Abstraction and Perception, and Responsibility to Reveal: 30 Years of The Knight Purchase Award for Photographic Media.

Grace Kuipers ’14, is a PhD candidate at the University of California, Berkeley, where she studies 20th century art. For the academic year 2022-2023, she is a predoctoral fellow at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Grace’s interests converge around issues of race, capital, and the unstable boundaries of “American” art. She has worked on diverse projects surrounding institutional histories of modernism, the labor of nude modeling, and the lives of commissioned portraiture, with geographical focuses that span Europe, the United States, and Latin America. Prior to her arrival at Berkeley, Grace spent 2015-2016 in Berlin, Germany on a fellowship supported by the Fulbright commission to study the ways in which 19th century museum display strategies intersected with nascent theories of modernist formalism. In addition to her professional experience teaching and researching, she has held positions at the de Young Museum, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the National Gallery of Art. She received her B.A. from Wesleyan University in 2014.

Isabella Vitti ’09, is Routledge’s editor for art history and visual studies monographs and edited collections. She has also worked at Cambridge University Press and the Museum of Modern Art. She majored in art history at Wesleyan, graduating in 2009.

A sincere thank you to our Art History Alumni for contributing to this informative career panel discussion and providing invaluable insight and guidance to our students!

If you were unable to make this panel discussion you can view the recording by visiting your handshake account: under “resources”, select “GCC Event Recordings”.