History of Art Undergraduate Student Achievements
Amy Xiaochen Zhong was named our 2021 Valedictorian and delivered a moving address to our community at our May 18 Commencement.
Dane Reeb was named the winner of our 2021 Departmental Citation.
Cara Marie Green won the Andrew Stewart Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Research Writing for her thesis, “Painting Through Fabric: The Simultaneous Movement of Color & Time in Sonia Delaunay’s Fabric Design.” Professor Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby served as advisor for the thesis.
Catherine Ruolin Yang won the James Cahill Prize for the most distinguished essay on a topic in Asian art, for her thesis, “Soluble Traditionalism: Zhang Yu’s Fingerprints and the Boundary of Ink Painting.” Professor Jun Hu served as advisor for the thesis.
Ariel Hoage has won the Kirk Underhill Undergraduate Prize for her paper, “Beatrix Potter’s Darwinian Imagination,” which was written for Professor Imogen Hart’s Fall 2020 seminar “Art and Evolution.” The prize is awarded annually for the best student paper on a British Studies topic.
Our 2021 Summer Curatorial Internship Awards went to Constance Villalvazo and Nusheen Ghaemi, and Jacquelyn Northcutt was awarded an internship at the Richard Diebenkorn Foundation.
What a year of incredible achievement by so many of our terrific students! We extend our warmest congratulations, Xiaochen, Dane, Cara, Catherine, Ariel, Constance, Nusheen, and Jacquelyn!
We suspect that this list of prizes is an incomplete one and would love to feature others. We welcome submissions of news updates for our website at any time.