Art history is more than just learning about art—it is about learning *through* the arts. Through the history of art, you can learn history, politics, economics, how to write, how to present, how to argue (art history is an underrecognized discipline of many lawyers!), and how to think critically. Learning through art is the ideal way for anyone who struggles with traditional modes of learning!
My approach to teaching is not memory-based. It is based on leveraging a student's creativity and critical thinking skills to help them articulate thoughts and arguments. We would learn about the history and the impact historical events had on certain cultures, for which we use artworks and artists as case studies. Writing is a major component of art history, and so we will work on writing skills as well as research skills. Through inquiry-based discussions, we will learn that in art history—as with the reality of our world—there is no one right answer, and the challenge will be to find and support our conclusions.
Ultimately, the structure will be adapted to the tune of the student. We can discuss what cultures and eras the student may be most interested in learning about. In addition, a course can be offered for students who are artists to get into the theoretical and practical histories of art that can be used to inform art practice.
I am currently a graduate student at the University of Michigan and I hold a Bachelor's in Art History with Honors from Wayne State University. I have previous experience giving art history and philosophy lectures to undergraduate cohorts (specifically in a course on the Philosophy of Art), and was a peer mentor to art and art history students while in my undergrad. I have worked for a number of arts organizations, including the Detroit Insitute of Arts and Midtown Detroit, Inc., and was also an undergraduate research assistant at the Wayne State University Art Collection.
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UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Stephen M. Ross School of Business
Master of Management Candidate, May 2021
• Selected Recipient of the Master of Management Merit Scholarship for 2020-21
• Member of OptiM Consulting Group, 2020-2021
WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY
Bachelor of Arts in Honors Art History, December 2018
• Cumulative GPA 3.72/4.00
• Distinction: Cum Laude
• Leadership: Peer Mentor for the Gallery Management Learning Community
• Selected Recipient of the Dean's Award for Research on the University Art Collection
NOX LIBRARY Detroit, MI Founder and Organizer
• Initiated a raffle fundraiser that leveraged brand popularity of the organization, social media
marketing, and a matched donations system to generate over $1,200 in four days for a free
children’s book fair in Detroit
• Led and structured the online communication, Google Site, the voting process, and bi-weekly
discussions of Nox Library Reading Club, engaging twenty-five members in critical and creative
thinking on topics in art and visual culture
• Took direct action to address social justice issues and the digital divide in Detroit by making
informative, critical reads accessible to community members for free, raising $900 to distribute over fifty books and supporting independent local book shops in the process
MIDTOWN DETROIT, INC. Detroit, MI Programming & Outreach Coordinator
• Took initiative to communicate with DLECTRICITY artists regarding project logistics and
budgeting to ensure cohesion within a cross-functional project management team
• Led the development of the Cultural Center Planning Initiative and the North Cass Community
Garden websites and generated increased user engagement on both sites
• Coordinated the brand development of DLECTRICITY 2020 that prompted an increase in artist
submissions from previous year
• Wrote and edited copy for grant proposals, letters, and marketing material for the
DLECTRICITY Art Festival and the Cultural Center Planning Initiative
DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS Detroit, MI Museum Intern – Department of Registration
• Obtained copyright permissions from artist estates and galleries for eighty-percent of 2018
• Worked in a team environment to produce detailed condition reports on works of art,
including for over two-hundred ancient Egyptian objects set for deaccession
ELAINE L. JACOB GALLERY Detroit, MI Gallery Assistant
• Developed a strategy with colleagues for the preparation of over twenty exhibitions, including
for the movement and flow of artworks, communication, and programming
• Accomplished with a team a large-scale archival re-organization project of relevant material
dating back to 1995
WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY ART COLLECTION Detroit, MI Undergraduate Research Assistant
• Authored and published original analyses of artworks in the University Collection every week,
which exposed the art collection to students and potential donors
• Conducted research through primary and secondary sources to contribute to the archive's
history and created over ten original bibliographies
• Gallup Strength Themes: 1. Strategic, 2. Achiever, 3. Intellection, 4. Relator, and 5. Futuristic
• Emphasis of 20th century Modern and Avant-Garde art
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