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Art History Alumni

Spotlight: Art History Alumni Career Paths

"I know I owe my every success to the wonderful education and guidance I received at DU!"
--Janna Keegan, MA 2014


Bernida Webb-Binder

Bernida Webb-Binder

MA, Art History with a concentration in Museum Studies, 2000

Gallery Educator, The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.; Consultant, Arts of the Pacific Islands, Baltimore Museum of Art

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  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Art & Art History, Washington College, Chestertown, MD, (2017)
  • Teaching Assistant, History of Art and Visual Studies, Cornell University (2008-2013
  • Instructor (of record), History of Art and Visual Studies, Cornell University, (2009-2012)
  • Adjunct Instructor, Art History, Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA (2004-2007)
  • Visitor Services Associate, Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, CA (2004-2005)
Kristin Bonk Fong

Kristin Bonk Fong

MA, Art History with a concentration in Museum Studies, 2008

Museum Educator, American Museum of Western Art—The Anschutz Collection, Denver, CO

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  • Curatorial Assistant, Painting & Sculpture, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO (2010-2013)
  • Adjunct Faculty, Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, Denver, CO (2011-2013)
  • Design Council Coordinator, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO (2009-2010)
  • Exhibition Assistant, Architecture Design and Graphics, Denver Art Museum Denver, CO (2008-2009)
  • Curatorial Assistant for American Art, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, CO (2007-2008)
Kim Sweeney

Kim Sweeney

MA, Art History with a concentration in Museum Studies, 2013

Membership Manager, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

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  • Modern & Contemporary Curatorial Intern, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO (2012-2013)
  • Membership Coordinator and Visitor Services Attendant, Museo De Las America, Denver, CO (2010-2012)
Derek Fortini

Derek Fortini

BA/MA with museum studies concentration, 2006/2010

Director, Estes Park Museum

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  • Museum Director and Curator of Exhibits, Estes Park Museum (2006-2009)
  • Curator of Collections and Exhibits, Laboratory of Art and Ideas, Lakewood, CO (2006)
  • Programs and Projects Assistant, Rangeview Library District, Northglenn, CO (2002-2006)
  • Denver Art Museum volunteer in Modern and Contemporary department (2004-2005)
Jenna Keegan

Janna Keegan

MA, 2014

Curatorial Assistant for Contemporary Art and Programming and the Office of the Chief Curator, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

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  • Administrative Assistant, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  • Assistant to the Director, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA, (2015-2016)
  • Faculty Administrative Assistant, Mills College, Department of Art and Art History, Oakland, CA (2014-2015)
  • Exhibitions Assistant/ Project Assistant/Curatorial Intern, Denver Art Museum, Department of Painting and Sculpture, Denver, CO (2012-2014)
Micah Messenheimer

Micah Messenheimer

MA, Art History with a concentration in Museum Studies, 2010

Assistant Curator of Photography, Library of Congress, Washington, DC 

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  • Curatorial Assistant, Department of Photography, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO (2010-2017)
  • Curatorial Assistant, Department of Textile Art, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO (2010-2012)
  • Project Assistant, Department of Photography, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO (2010)
Laura Fry

Laura Fry

MA, Art History with a concentration in Museum Studies, 2010

Senior Curator & Curator of Art, Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, OK 

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  • Haub Curator of Western American Art, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA (2013-2015)
  • Curatorial Assistant, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Cody, W (2009-2012)
Susan Jenson

Susan Jenson

MA, 1998

Executive Director, Downtown Aurora Visual Arts, Aurora, CO

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  • Director of Programs and Development, Downtown Aurora Visual Art, Aurora, CO (1998-2002)
  • Program Coordinator, Metro State College Center for the Visual Arts, Denver, CO (1991-1994)
  • Gallery Director, Montoya y Montoya Gallery, Denver, CO (1988-1990)