I am delighted to announce our 2012 class of Thomas Cole Fellows, due to arrive here in a few short weeks:
Margot Mache will be graduating from Boston University in May 2012. She majored in History of Art and Architecture and will have a minor in Business Administration and Management. She has worked in public programs at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, as a Project Coordinator at the Association of Architecture Organizations, in media relations at the Royal College of Art in London, and as a research assistant at Boston University with Professor Jodi Cranston. She has led after-school art classes and has been involved in the Boston University Theatre troupe.
Amara McMann earned her MA in the History of Fine and Decorative Arts from the University of Manchester in the UK, and her BA in Art History at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. Most recently she worked as a gallery assistant at the University of North Florida Gallery of Art. During her time there she taught lower level art history courses, as well as a few specialized upper level courses. She has served as an education instructor and docent trainer at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Jacksonville and during the summer of 2011, led art classes at Camp Walt Whitman in Piermont, NH. Ms. McMann wrote her undergraduate thesis on the works of Thomas Cole and presented a paper analyzing the relationship between Cole’s poetry and his paintings at the 2010 School of Visual Arts conference entitled Green, Greener, Greenest: Romancing Nature Again.
Madeline Turner will is graduating from Bard College in May 2012. She majored in Art History and Latin American/Iberian Studies. Madeline will bring a wide array of experience and knowledge. Recently she has worked to collect, organize, and edit exhibition information for Art in America’s Chelsea Art Map, as well as the Miami Art Map. She has worked in the education and exhibitions department at DIA Beacon, and as a gallery assistant at the Hessel Museum at Bard College’s Center for Curatorial Studies. Fluent in Spanish, Turner writes for La Voz and was involved with the Nicaragua Education Initiative in 2011-12. She co-organized ArtTribe New York in 2009.