Alumni

  • Brittany Strupp

    Brittany Strupp (PhD 2022)

      Brittany Strupp joined the Buffalo AKG Museum of Art (formerly the Albright-Knox Art Gallery) as Manager of Interpretation in July 2022; she also manages the docent corps. Her previous curatorial and education positions were at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Baltimore Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art (Washington, DC), the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. She assisted these institutions in creating structures of engagement and developed interpretive materials for special exhibitions and collection reinstallation projects over the past 15 years. She is a strong believer in the transformative power of art and will work at Buffalo AKG to develop a comprehensive interpretive plan and innovative interpretive tools, including an audio experience, to engage diverse communities with the museum’s collections.

  • Sahiti Bonham

      Sahiti earned her MA in Arts Management in 2023, while completing the Fox Board Fellows program. She is Project Manager for the environmental justice initiative for Mural Arts in Philadelphia.

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    Dr. Megan Reddicks Pignaturo (PhD 2024)

      Megan is serving as Research Associate of European Art at the Toledo Museum of Art.

  • Tara Kaufman

    Tara Kaufman

      Tara Kaufman (MA, 2019) hired as curatorial assistant and promoted to assistant curator at the Michener Museum in Doylestown, PA, in 2023 became Associate Curator of Clothing and Textiles at History Colorado in Denver. She has authored the exhibition catalog, "Ethel Wallace: Modern Rebel" (distributed by Penn Press, 2023).

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    Kedra Kearis

      Kedra Kearis (PhD, 2023) is the Associate Curator of Art and Visual Culture at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library and is an Affiliated Assistant Professor in the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture at the University of Delaware. Previously, she researched the paintings collection at The Barnes Foundation, where she served as a faculty member in adult education. Kearis is the author of “‘Her Own Room Will Be a Picture’: Alva Vanderbilt’s Bedroom à la Pompadour at Marble House (1892) by Jules Allard et Fils,” for Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide (2024). She has received grants and fellowships in support of her research from the Association of Historians of American Art, the New-York Historical Society, the Preservation Society of Newport County, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, and the Center for Global Literacy and Cultural Studies at Michigan State University. Kearis serves on the Board of Directors at the Alliance Française de Philadelphie.

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    Marie N. (Nikki) Pareja

      Nikki is a Consulting Scholar for the University of Pennsylvania, Visiting Scholar at the University of Oxford, and Assistant Professor at Salisbury University (MD). She is the founder and director of several projects, including the Plasters Analysis Project (PLAN) at the University of Pennsylvania Museum; the Indus-Aegean Research Network at the University of Oxford; the excavation simulators at Penn State University in Harrisburg and Marshall University. Her newest venture, the Aegean Bronze Age Study Initiative (ABASI), is a non-profit devoted to supporting undergraduate students in gaining archaeological experience overseas, from excavation, study, research, and scientific materials analysis to archaeological illustration and reconstructions, conference presentations, and publication.

      She participates in several active archaeological projects in Greece, among which are the Stelida, Naxos Peak Sanctuary Project (SPS) and the Stelida, Naxos Archaeological Project (SNAP); Mochlos Archaeological Project; and Sissi Archaeological Project. She maintains regular publication of transdisciplinary and collaborative projects, some of which have been featured by Smithsonian, New Scientist, and other news outlets – both archaeological and not -- around the world.

      For more information, please visit her website: https://marienicolepareja.wixsite.com/home 

  • Adrienne Hess

      Adrienne (BA, 2020) headed to Kutztown University to complete an MA in Arts Administration.

  • Tiffany Hunt

      Tiffany Hunt (PhD,  2020) has published an article, "Michelangelo in 1964: The Critical Model as Dialectical Image in Bruno Zevi’s Renaissance Architecture" in Architectural Theory Review 2020. In 2020/2021 she will be a post-doctoral fellow at the Getty Research Institute.

  • Emma Roberts

      Emma Roberts (BA 2019), who completed several internships while studying in the Art History program (the Guggenheim, Temple Contemporary, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, The Print Center in Phila, and the American Visionary Museum in Baltimore), has been accepted into the Whitney Museum of American Art's Independent Study Program, only one of four such positions available.

  • Lucy Mason

      Lucy Mason (MA 2021 Arts Management) is Director of Development and Strategic Relationships at the Mainline Art Center in Haverford, PA.

  • Taylor Elyea

    Taylor Elyea

      Taylor Elyea graduated from Tyler with a BA in Art History in 2020. While here, she completed a semester in Rome, and several internships across the main campus and in Rome. Moving on to Georgetown University, she completed her MA in Art and Museum Studies, with a concentration on Cellections Management. She is now Assistant Registrar at The Frick Collection in NY.

  • Giovanna Belletieri

      Giovanna Belletieri (MA 2019) is a Senior Account Executive for the DiD Agency in Philadelphia area.

  • Tamsen Granger

      Tamsen Granger (MA 2009) loves teaching art history courses to non-majors at Bucks County Community College and Brookdale Community College.

  • Robin Craren

    Robin Craren

      Robin Craren (MA 2012) is currently the Collections Research Coordinator at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia where she manages and helps to develop research of the collection. She has held curatorial and collections management positions at a variety of Philadelphia-area organizations as well as in private collections. She received her BA in Art History and Political Science from the University of Vermont.

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