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 2016-2017 Officers:
President: Rebecca Young (CAS ‘18)
Rebecca is an Art History major minoring in Medieval Studies. Specifically interested in 19th century European, medieval and classical Greek art, she is passionate about world history and traveling. She plans to study abroad in the spring of 2017 in Madrid, Spain.
She interned at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston her entire sophomore year in the Art of Europe Department and completed an internship at the Frick Collection in New York City this past summer. She also completed a publicity internship at Wunderkind PR and an exhibitions internship at BU’s Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center. Rebecca is also the Head Copy Editor of the BU Buzz Lifestyle Magazine and is interested in editorial publishing. Her goal is to go into either curatorial or communications-based museum work. She is excited serve as the Art History Association’s President and plans to continue to organize events and trips to get BU students more interested in all the arts have to offer.
Vice President: Margot McGreevy (CAS ‘18)
Margot is a junior Art History major in the College of Arts and Sciences. Growing up in Washington DC with her mother as an art teacher, she has always had an appreciation for art and history. While mainly enjoying contemporary art, Margot also loves Spanish baroque, Gustav Klimt, and Rene Magritte. She plans to study abroad in Spring of 2017 in Spain or Italy. Margot spends her time volunteering at the YMCA teaching under-privileged kids about art and art education. When not at the YMCA, Margot enjoys spending time with her sorority here on campus. For Fall 2016 she is interning at the Museum of Fine Arts in the Art of the Ancient World department. She hopes to someday become an art educator or go into curation. She is stoked to be serving as the Art History Association’s Vice President and can’t wait to see what this year has in store.
External Affairs Coordinator/Arts Initiative Liaison: Zach McHale (CAS ‘18)
Studying history of art and architecture and English literature in CAS, Zach hopes to enter a career of disseminating contemporary art to public audiences by organizing gallery shows, exhibitions, and publications related to the topic. This year, he will be curating four exhibitions that promote innovative conceptions of art’s definition in the Arts Initiative’s gallery in the GSU. He currently works as a business development and PR partner for Boston-based artist Alexander Golob and as an Ambassador at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Additionally, Zach enjoys spending time on the Esplanade, riding his bike around BU, and exploring the Adirondack mountains and various abandoned sites in Upstate New York, where he was raised.
Secretary: Christine Cincotta (CAS ‘19)
Christine(CAS’ 19) a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences and Kilachand Honors College, is a neuroscience major who joined the Art History Association as a way to stay connected to the arts while pursuing a natural science field. Growing up in New York, some of Christine’s favorite works are street art pieces that can be found in Brooklyn by artists such as Shepard Fairey. Before arriving at BU, Christine studied visual arts as well as art history, participating in a year-long research project hosted by The Dedalus Foundation through the Metropolitan Museum of Art. As a way of combining her interests in art history and neuroscience, Christine also joined the Healthy Minds and Bodies Lab through the psychology department at BU. As a research volunteer, Christine works on former e-board member Elliott Weinstein’s senior project “CANVAS,” a research intervention program aimed at better understanding the role art appreciation as a form of therapy has on increasing the quality of life among senior citizens.
Treasurer: Leti Vazquez (Questrom ‘18)
Leticia is Questrom student with a concentration in Marketing and a minor in Art History. She’s always been passionate about art but also loves traveling, exploring and food. She is mostly interested in contemporary art and a few of her favorite artists are Yayoi Kusama and Chuck Close. She plans to study abroad in the Spring 2017 in the London Internship Program. She interned at VAEA the summer of her freshman year, an art foundation in New York City. She got to meet new and upcoming artists and experienced what working in an art non-profit is like. The summer of her sophomore year she interned at an advertising agency in Miami and got to experience her other passion, marketing. Her dream is to be able to combine both of her interests, art and marketing, in her everyday job and work at an auction house or any other art institution in the marketing department. She is eager to work with the Art History Association as Treasurer and get to meet more people that are equally curious and passionate about art.
Communications Director: Kaajal Patel (Questrom ‘19)
Kaajal is a student in Questrom School of Business and plans to concentrate in marketing and strategy. Her passions include art, music, and travel and she saw the Art History Association as a great way to keep up with the art community. In her free time, she enjoys oil painting, drawing, hiking, going to concerts, and taking photos. She had a marketing/social media internship this past summer at Same Sky Designs Corp. in New York City and was given a lot of creative freedom to learn more about how business and the arts interact. She enjoys surrealism and some of her favorite artists are Pavel Tchelitchew, Tim Cantor, and Mark Demsteader. She has been involved in the theatre arts for the past 5 years and has worked with costumes, design, and make-up. In Boston, Kaajal enjoys finding community service events and has a job at BU Judicial Affairs. She is very excited to be apart of and gain more experience as Communications Director for the Art History Association this year.