Congratulations, Class of 2020!
Dear Class of 2020, although we cannot celebrate with you in person, we would be remiss if we didn't highlight your accomplishments in a meaningful way. You have all worked incredibly hard, and the entire faculty and administration are proud of your achievements and how well you've represented the field of History of Art and Museum Studies. Many opportunities now lie ahead of you, and your grasp on the skills cultivated by studying History of Art is only to your benefit in our ever-changing and visually dynamic world.
Remember, wherever you go, Forever Go Blue.
2020 History of Art Commencement Address
With remarks from...
Christiane Gruber, Department Chair of History of Art
Bradley Taylor, Associate Director of the Museum Studies Program
Howard Lay, Director of Undergraduate Studies of History of Art
History of Art Majors
History of Art Minors
Museum Studies Minors
Tara Dorje°Natalie Emmerman
* History of Art Major & Museum Studies Minor
** History of Art Minor & Museum Studies Minor
° Henry P. Tappan Award Winner
2020 Undergraduate Henry P. Tappan Award Winners
The award for Academic Excellence in the History of Art is determined on the basis of overall academic performance.
The award for Outstanding Performance in the History of Art Honors Program is intended for an Honors major whose senior thesis and general academic performance are deemed to be outstanding.
The award for Excellence in Intercultural Studies is reserved for a History of Art major whose work has successfully sought to analyze the visual materials of diverse peoples and cultures.
The award for Outstanding Service to the History of Art Community is to be presented to a student who has volunteered enthusiastic service to the Department, to fellow students, and to the University.
The award for Excellence in Museum Studies recognizes a studentwho has excelled in the Museum Studies minor, and who has demonstrated a sustained interest in museum-based research, curatorial practices, and museum education programs.