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:  Meredith Hoobler: Haddonfield, NJ
Meredith (CAS’15) is an art history major with minors in both arts leadership and journalism. Although she enjoys many types of art, her favorites include African art and Modernism. She is also very interested in combining her interests to continue studying art publishing. Meredith has held internships in Boston, Philadelphia and Paris, including the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston Center for the Arts, the Museum of Fine Arts and many others. As president, it is her goal to make the arts in Boston more accessible to students by increasing programming and educational opportunities for art history students and art enthusiasts!

Vice President: Adrien Gates: Rye, NY
Adrien (CAS’ 15) is an art history major with a minor in arts leadership. She is especially interested in Chinese and African contemporary art, and in the future would like to study and work in Museum Education. During her years in Boston, she has interned in the education departments at the Institute of Contemporary Art and the Museum of Fine Arts. She hopes to lend some of her experience and passion for the arts through organizing new events and trips!

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:  Yiran Wang: Changchun, China
Yiran (CAS ‘16) double majors in art history and economics with minors in visual arts and arts leadership. With a great passion of cultural communication and Chinese contemporary art, she plans to enter art business industry in the future through promoting culture and artistic exchanges between China and the United States. Currently she is helping several Chinese contemporary artists to present their solo shows in galleries in the Boston area. She hopes to use her knowledge both in art history and economics to help good arts to reach wider audience across countries.

Advocacy Director: Elliot Weinstein: Sunnyside, NY
lliott  (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.

Communications Director: Rebecca Young: Colts Neck, NJ
Rebecca (CAS’ 18) is majoring in art history and has a passion for Ancient Greek art in addition to Renaissance and Gothic art. 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. Studying abroad in Europe is also an important goal of hers, as she loves traveling and broadening her perspective of the world around her. She is excited to be a part of AHA and hopes to expand the association’s community service outreach.


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