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 2017-2018 Officers:
President: Rebecca Young (CAS ‘18)
Rebecca is a history of art and architecture major in her senior year at BU. Specifically interested in 18th-19th century European art, she is passionate about world history and travel. She studied abroad in Madrid, Spain in the spring of her junior year, learning about Spanish art and culture. Her favorite artist is Francisco de Goya. Rebecca has interned in the Art of Europe Department at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston for three semesters of her college career, as well as at the Frick Collection, and Sotheby’s, both in Madrid and New York. Her aspiration is to be a curator, gallery manager, or art specialist, and she is planning to complete a history of art master’s degree the U.K. after graduation. 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 senior Art History major in the College of Arts and Sciences. Growing up in Washington DC, she has always had an appreciation for art. Mostly interested in modern and contemporary art, Margot went abroad to intern with a senior curator from the Guggenheim where she helped plan an upcoming Picasso exhibition. Shortly after, Margot worked at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in DC, where she got to meet contemporary artists and spend time learning more about modern and contemporary art. In her free time, Margot enjoys spending time with her sorority and her friends here on campus. Some of her favorite artists include Picasso, Klimt, and Caillebotte. 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.
Secretary: Flannery Gallagher (CAS ’20)
Flannery is a sophomore majoring in art history and minoring in business administration. She is specifically interested in Northern European art of the Baroque period, as well as modern art. She has plans to study abroad as a junior. She is also a writer and copy editor for the Squinch, a magazine for art lovers of all kinds founded by students at Boston University. Flannery is considering a career in art and museum law, but is fascinated by all aspects of museum work, and is excited to delve into many opportunities to work around art. She cannot wait to work with the Art History Association, and to hopefully welcome many new members over the next two years.
Treasurer: Christine Cincotta (CAS ’19)
Christine is a junior 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. This is Christine’s third year on the AHA E-board, and she is excited to see the club grow and develop even more with every year!
Communications Director: Bridget Girnus (CAS ’19)
Bridget is a junior studying art history and minoring in archaeology. Her passion for history and the ancient world was sparked in seventh grade world civilizations class, and has since grown to encompass art and education. She has had a variety of internship experiences, including working for the Seattle Art Museum, Burke Museum of Natural History, Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, and recently returned from a semester abroad in Ireland where she interned in a commercial gallery. After graduation, Bridget plans to pursue a master’s in museum studies and hopes to work as a museum educator or in arts administration, inspiring excitement about the art world in both children and adults. When not in a museum, you can find Bridget preforming with BU’s Irish dance team or teaching literacy skills through the Americorps Jumpstart program. She can’t wait to find awesome arts content to share with you all!