Amanda Hinkel (Class of 2015)
Major: Arts Administration/Art History
Minor: Business Administration
I chose Marywood because I love the small campus and close knit relationships I built with friends and professors on campus. The Marywood Galleries are enriching for all students on campus and the Art Department offers a wide variety of art classes.
I am majoring in Art because I think “The EARTH without ART is just EH.” That’s why; I can’t imagine doing anything else. I love being surrounded by art and working with people who have a passion for art as well.
When I’m not in class, I’m participating in extracurricular activities, spending time with friends, or going to the gym.
My favorite class was my Ancient Greek Art and Architecture Art History Class. For spring break my class traveled to Italy to study what we learned in class and visited Pompeii, Naples, Sorrento, and Rome.
The coolest thing I’ve done so far was curate a gallery exhibit for Zeta Omicron, Marywood’s chapter of Kappa Pi International Art Fraternity, in the Kresge Gallery. It was a great opportunity for Zeta art students to highlight their best work and a great experience for myself as an Arts Administration major to coordinate the event.
When I graduate I want to work in an art museum with either the education, curatorial, or outreach departments. I am also planning on attending graduate school in an art or museum field in the future.
I’d recommend the Art program at Marywood because we have great professors within the Art Department, a variety of classes and majors, opportunities to study abroad, and fabulous art collections with The Maslow Study Gallery for Contemporary Art and The Suraci Gallery.