By Shannon Haaland ’17
“Marlboro taught me how to think critically and how to write clearly,” said Sarah Horowitz ’10, who did her Plan in art history and museum studies. “Most importantly, its wonderful faculty encouraged me to think outside the box and develop original, thought-provoking ideas in coursework and tutorials. These lessons have definitely helped me succeed in my graduate work.”
Sarah is currently a master’s candidate in art history at University of Massachusetts Amherst, with concentrations in modern architecture and ancient Roman art. Working as a teaching assistant in her department, Sarah leads discussion sections for art history survey courses.
After she graduated from Marlboro Sarah worked as the gallery director at the Vermont Center for Photography, located in Brattleboro. There she was able to develop relationships with local photographers and other art professionals that prove to be invaluable to her today. This past summer Sarah worked as a collections assistant at the Eric Carle Museum, cataloguing original artwork by the popular children’s author and illustrator.
“This ‘real world’ work experience definitely helped shape some of the projects I have worked on as a graduate student at UMass, including co-curating an exhibition on how artists manipulate and transform space in various media.” Last spring Sarah presented a paper on the conflation of architectural and landscape space in one of Poussin’s paintings at the American Association for Italian Studies Conference in Eugene, Oregon.