Undergraduate History of Art & Architecture Association
Who are we?
The Undergraduate History of Art & Architecture Association is an undergraduate student-run organization. We are open to anyone, regardless of major or knowledge of art history & architecture. Throughout the year, we organize some great activities, such as museum visits, a trip to New York City, and guest speakers. We hold career advising sessions to help those interested in an art-related career decide what to do and how to do it.
Meet Your 2014-2015 Officers:
President: Suzanna Petot: Queens, NY
Suzanna (CAS’16) is an Art History major with minors in French and Arts Leadership. She is particularly interested in modern and contemporary art, a field of art she hopes to continue studying and exploring as an aspiring Museum curator. Suzanna has interned with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, and Boston Center for the Arts. She studied abroad last fall in London through Boston University’s Art History Program with the Courtauld Institute of Art. Suzanna is excited to continue as President and use her experiences to organize new events, create professional opportunities, and foster intercollegiate collaborations to engage all students interested in the arts!
Vice President: Rebecca Young: Colts Neck, NJ
Rebecca (CAS’ 18) is a sophomore from New Jersey majoring in art history and minoring in journalism. With these concentrations she hopes to combine her passion for art with her interest in publishing and PR. She loves world history a variety of art from different time periods. She plans to hold a summer internship with the Metropolitan Museum of Art as well as a fall internship with Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts in her upcoming college years. She hopes to study abroad in either London or Spain as a junior, as she loves traveling and broadening her perspective of the world around her. She is excited to be a part of the AHA and wants to continue to organize events and trips to get BU students more involved and interested in all the arts have to offer!
Secretary: Caroline Wittschen: West Babylon, NY
Caroline (CAS’ 16) is an art history major with a minor in arts leadership. Over her years at Boston University she has participated in various events hosted by the Art History Association as well as interned for non-profits and museums in both Boston and New York. With her love and knowledge of art, she hopes to make art more accessible to all students at Boston University and beyond.
Treasurer: Grace Hagerty, (CAS’18)
Grace (CAS’ 18) is an art history major with a minor in business administration. Grace is primarily interested in contemporary art, especially the work of Brazilian artists Adriana Varejão and Vik Muniz. Grace is an advocate for comprehensive health education and teaches a health class in Boston Public Schools through an organization called Peer Health Exchange. Grace is stoked to be on the AHA e-board and hopes to increase our collaboration with other clubs at BU. She is passionate about starting a dialogue about the relationship between art and other social systems. When Grace isn’t volunteering, studying, or visiting museums, she is probably baking or dancing to her favorite album “Number 1’s-Destiny’s Child Greatest Hits.” Feel free to get in touch with Grace to talk about art, politics, and opportunities to collaborate with the AHA.
Advocacy Director: Elliot Weinstein: Sunnyside, NY
Elliott (CAS’ 16), a junior in the College or Arts and Sciences and Kilachand Honors College, was born and raised in Queens, NY. In addition to pursuing a major in art history, he is also in the process of getting a second major in psychology, as well as a Master’s Degree from BU’s School of Public Health as. On campus, Elliott is involved in a series of mentoring and ambassador programs through the Kilachand Honors College in addition to TA-ing for an experimental psychology course. This is Elliott’s first year on the AHA board and he hopes to continue serving BU’s art history community be organizing ways in which BU art history students/faculty can give back to the greater Boston area. Elliott is a huge fan of the German Expressionists and could talk for hours about the development of early modern art, come chat with him! He also loves medieval art and would love to sit and discuss its themes.