Mythology in the arts allows "for a simultaneous, if not harmonious co-existence of overt political and religious meanings . . . as well as the operation of ulterior meanings skillfully veiled by the artist”
As a current graduate student in the University of Colorado, Boulder’s Classics program, I am seeking a degree in Classical Art and Archaeology. When asked “what do you want to do with this degree?” I often answer, Reception Studies and the study of display.
Over the past decade I have been exposed to the art of Ancient Mediterranean world through travel across Europe and formal education at institutions such as Brigham Young University, Marist College, Istituto Lorenzo de ‘Medici, and the University of Colorado, Boulder. My experiences have led me to enjoy the study of classical reception, particularly the use of classical myth in all forms of art, both from an Art Historical Perspective, and as a citizen of the modern day world.
Additionally, I have a strong passion for the museum space. While I can go on and on about the role of a museum, I particularly enjoy the study of display in respect to classical art and artifacts.
I received an MA in Museum Studies from Marist College and Istituto Lorenzo de ‘Medici in 2017. I was lucky enough to study in Florence from 2015-2016 and visit with professionals from the various institutions around the city. There, I was able to observe the way in which many museums chose to display their collections, some better than others. This experience led me to believe that there has to be a way to simultaneously display and preserve ancient ruins, art, and artifacts in a way that is true to their original display and use.
Museums & the Public I & II
Museums, Galleries & History
Museum Development, Management, and Leadership
Art & Objects in Museums
Research Methods I & II
Conservation & Historic Preservation
Museum Ethics & Law
Internship Credit – completed at the Denver Art Museum
The Musealization of Street Art: Changing Space, Shifting Perception (2017)