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 2022-2023 Officers:

Deniz Bora standing in front of architectural ruins.Deniz Bora, President, Class of 2023
Deniz is a Senior majoring in Art History and minoring in Archaeology. Having grown up in Turkey, she has had the chance to visit many ancient Greek and Roman sites which gave her a strong interest in art history. She loves spending time in museums and her biggest goal is to become a curator at a museum one day. She is currently an intern at The Guild of Boston Artists and a volunteer at the Isabella Steward Gardner Museum. Deniz has been a member of the Art History Association since freshman year, and she is now thrilled to become the President. Some of her favorite artists are Jackson Pollock, Van Gogh, Matisse, and Ara Güler.

Michele Minami, Vice President, Class of 2023
Michele is a Senior majoring in Art History. Her love of art stemmed from an early age growing up in the Bay Area of California and exploring different museums throughout her childhood. She is passionate about the accessibility of art to everyone and is excited to hold a leadership position for the Art History Association this year. Michele is looking forward to more in-person opportunities and engaging in the art world for her last two years in Boston. In her free time, she enjoys taking photos while walking around Boston, knitting, reading, and chatting with anyone about art!

Anisha Khanna, Secretary, Class of 2025
Anisha is a sophomore majoring in sociocultural anthropology and pursuing the pre-med track. She also plans on completing a minor in art history. Growing up in New York City, art of all forms was a part of her upbringing. In addition to her exposure, Anisha has been an artist from a young age. In high school, she further developed a passion for making art and studying art history. She believes that studying art history is a powerful lens for understanding the world we live in and ourselves. Moreover, she is fascinated by the connection between human behavior and art, as well as learning about world history through its art periods. She hopes to share this appreciation with more people, continue to learn, and explore the art of Boston and BU with the Art History Association. As secretary, Anisha looks forward to planning events and organizing activities that inspire others who share an interest in art history.

Brooke Roberts, Treasurer, Class of 2024
Brooke is a junior majoring in Neuroscience and minoring in Business Administration and Management, on the pre-health track. She has an interest in the intersection of visual art and neuroscience. She hopes to research this topic more one day. Brooke loves spending time in museums and exploring new varieties of art whenever she has the chance. She loves art from Joan Miro, Wassily Kandinsky, and Helen Frankenthaler. Brooke has been a member of the Art History Association since freshman year and looks forward to serving as the Treasurer this fall!

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