Anna Pidgeon (Class of 2021)
Blogger Role: Off Campus Art News
Major: Arts Administration
Minors: Photography, Music, Studio Art, Art History
I chose Marywood because I really wanted to move back home after living in Philadelphia for a year and a half. I also missed being in concert band terribly. Marywood’s campus is very and easy to walk around and I’m very glad to be back home while earning my Bachelor’s degree.
I am majoring in Art because I would’ve highly regretted not making the visual arts a part of my career when I graduate. I love all aspects of it and I hope to work in a museum or possibly become an art conservationist in the future.
When I’m not in class, I’m hanging out with my grandparents or my boyfriend, Patrick, most of time. Patrick and I both play the Euphonium in Marywood’s Wind Ensemble/Symphony, so we practice together a lot as well. I’ll do some reading or baking when I can squeeze that into my schedule. I also really enjoy driving, so traveling to new places is always very relaxing.
So far, my favorite art class at Marywood was the Computer Graphics I course. Being a transfer, I only have Computer Graphics and Painting right now, but I’ve always wanted to become more acquainted with the digital arts and this course has been incredibly useful to me.
The coolest thing I’ve done at Marywood so far was…going to the PMEA conference in Pittsburgh. It’s a four-day conference with a bunch of seminars, concerts, and booths all concerning music and music education. Driving down there was a ton of fun and I visited a bunch of galleries and two museums.
When I graduate I absolutely want to surround myself with art history so working in a museum or a preservation site would be the dream. I have Art in the Modern Era right now and my Professor is incredibly knowledgeable, and the course honestly renewed my love for art history so much that I changed my major to Arts Administration with the hope of going to graduate school for art history.
I’d recommend the Art program at Marywood because the community here seems very welcoming and all my teachers this far have been very knowledgeable and have a lot of experience in their field. The studios here are also beautiful (especially the painting studios which I enjoyed using while participating in Arts Alive back when Marywood hosted the summer program). The campus is also too beautiful not to take pictures of and draw inspiration from for your work.