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Meet the 2020-21 Art History Student Organization Officers

Published May 23, 2020

Our student organizations play a crucial role in fostering a sense of community among Art History students and faculty. In addition to fundraising and creating promotional materials, they host social events, lecture series, book sales, workshops, and our annual graduate symposium. With fond appreciation for their service on behalf of our students, we send off our graduating officers of the Art History Association (Olivia Morris, Emily White, and Abigail Youngblood), and the Undergraduate Art History Association (Gabrielle Abbosh, Ivy Bealyer, Stephanie Fischer, and Paris Gilstrap).

We are proud to introduce the newly elected officers and we look forward to working with them in the coming year. AHA is currently conducting elections for a variety of new graduate student governance positions in the department, and UAHA has exciting plans for virtual events this fall. Look for updates in our next newsletter!

Art History Association (AHA) Officers 2020–21

President Morgan Methvien is a second-year Art History masters student studying nineteenth- and twentieth-century art. Her current interests include looking at Queer representation in twentieth-century art and film. She hopes to continue her studies in a PhD program and eventually teach in a research university.
Vice President Leigh Daniel received her BFA in Art History from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2019 with an interest in nineteenth-century European Art. As a graduate student, her research primarily deals with nineteenth-century Symbolism, British and French Orientalism, and exploring Feminist theory in these contexts. Leigh’s ultimate goal is to become an Art History professor or work in the education department of an art museum.
Treasurer Maddie Gilmore-Duffey will be in her second year of FSU’s Art History MA program with a focus on Byzantine Art. She is particularly interested in Late Antiquity and the Early Byzantine Period, especially with regard to the interactions between theology, practiced religion, and material culture. She attended FSU as an undergraduate where she double majored in Art History and Religion and minored in Italian and Museum Studies.

Undergraduate Art History Association (UAHA) Officers 2020–21​

President Maddy Muller a rising junior and previously the group’s historian, a role in which she earned her leadership skills. Maddy was one of the 2019–20 UAHA officers who energized the group with activities that brought together students and faculty more than ever before.
Vice President Mallory Glaser was the secretary of UAHA in 2019–20, and she is the artist responsible for the Art History t-shirts and tote bag designs. Mallory is a rising senior with a major in Advertising and minor in Museum Studies. UAHA members are not obligated to be Art History majors; the club welcomes anyone who wants to join and participate.
Treasurer Kendal McDowell is a senior Art History major. She has interned at the Knott House where she researched Tallahassee during World War II. Kendal is also a member of the College Leadership Council and works as the office assistant for the Dean of the College of Fine Arts.
Secretary Erica Lomnitz is a sophomore. She is interested in creating a UAHA newsletter, stickers and buttons, and she hopes to get the organization more involved with outreach to the  community.
Outreach Coordinator Gabrielle Little, a rising senior, has also recently been elected as a Student Senator at FSU. She hopes to use those connections to bring more students to the Art History organization. She also hopes to implement Market Wednesday participation and a new range of guest lecturers from the community for the General Body Meetings.
Event Coordinator Brittney Pieper, a rising sophomore, serves on the College Leadership Council and interns at 621 Gallery. As a studio art major Brittney plans to create a mutual relationship between studio art and art history majors through fundraising events.