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Alumni News in Studio and Art History

Holland Cotter (MA 1988) writes for the New York Times and received a Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 2009.

Mary Birmingham (MA) was recently made the new Curator at the Visual Arts Center for New Jersey. Check out this article on it:

Suze Massen (MA) is Head Librarian at the Frick Library. 

Laura Phipps worked on the Whitney Museum's last Biennial and is now Curatorial Assistant at the Whitney Museum. 

Michelle Sammons (MA) is an Education Associate at The Jewish Museum. 

Amie Scally is the Deputy Director/Chief Curator at White Columns.

Claudia S. Funk is an Assistant Professor of Art History at Nassau Community College. She is a former contractual lecturer for The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Special Programs. She is also a volunteer for The Watson Library at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

C.C. Marsh (MA) is currently a first year PhD student in Art History at the University of Texas at Austin.

Deborah J. Becker was awarded the degree of Master of Arts in Art History this past January. Her thesis project was entitled, "Rembrant's Depictions of the Elderly, c 1625-c. 1635." Deborah spent January and February traveling throughout the Netherlands, viewing Dutch art and the month of March in Paris, visiting the Rembrandt paintings there. She is currently back in NYC and on the lookout for an interesting assignment. 

Diana Thompson (MA 09) is currently working as a Curatorial Assistant at the National Academy Museum. 

Stephanie McClure (MA 08) published an article, "An Islamic metalwork pomander in the Metropolitan
Museum of Art, New York" in the July 2011 issue of The Burlington Magazine

Yasufumi Nakamori (MA 06) is currently an associate curator of photography at the Museum of Fine Art, Houston. She has completed a Ph.D. in the history of art at Cornell University earlier this year. Her first catalogueKatsura: Picturing Modernism in Japanese Architecture, Photographs by Ishimoto Yasuhiro (MFAH/Yale University Press 2010) won a 2011 Alfred H. Barr, Jr. award from the College Art Association. As a lecturer, she will teach a course on post-1945 Japanese art and architecture at Rice University in spring 2011.