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Recent Grad Explores 19th Century Art in London

Natalie Barisano, Class of 2014 and an Art History major with a Concentration in Museum Studies and a Minor in Educational Media and Technology, has just returned from a summer trip to England. Her itinerary included a much anticipated visit to London’s National Gallery to view Seurat’s “Bathers at Asnieres” and Degas' "Ballet Dancers," paintings she studied in Nineteenth Century Art with David Ehrenpreis. Natalie also visited the Tate Modern, the Tower of London Museum, and the Roman Thermae at Bath.

This past Monday Natalie began her position as Educational Art Instructor at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond. Natalie will teach in the galleries and guide students in creative projects inspired by the VMFA collections. Additionally she will lead workshops on the intersections of art and dance.

At JMU Natalie served as Director of the artWorks Gallery; Technology Intern in the Madison Art Collection/MAC; and Liaison for 3D Printing Opportunities at the MAC. As a student in Aderonke Adesanya’s Exhibition Seminar, Natalie published her original research in the exhibition catalogue, “Dress and Identity in African Cultures,” writing on Adinkra Styles and Symbols. Natalie was also a 2014 Art History Forum speaker, and recipient of the Junior Achievement Award in Art History (2013) and the Crystal Theodore Service to the Arts Award (2014).

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