HAAARCH!!! 2017

HAAARCH!!! is a yearly showcase of undergraduate research, creative work, and achievement. This forum provides students the opportunity to exhibit, present and promote their research and experiential learning activities.

HAAARCH!!! 2017 will take place in the Cloister and University Art Gallery of the Frick Fine Arts Building on Monday, March 27th, from 4-6 pm.

HAAARCH!!! 2017

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    Madeline Schatten

    Madeline Schatten is a sophomore Anthropology major who is also minoring in Museum Studies. While growing up in Pittsburgh she developed a passion for museums, especially the Carnegie Museums. Madeline spent the last summer studying abroad in Ecuador, where she studied ethnobotany. After she graduates in the spring of 2019, Madeline hopes to pursue a master’s degree in museum studies. 

    Madeline will be presenting her work, completed with Patricia Smith and Isabella Sigado, studying visitors to the diorama Lion Attacking a Dromedary at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

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    Xiaoyuan (Freda) Zhang

    Xiaoyuan (Freda) Zhang is a senior at Pitt double-majoring in History of Art & Architecture and Economics and minoring in Museum Studies. Originally from China, her experience with art as a child motivated her to pursue artistic endeavors once she arrived in the U.S. She became interested in museum work through her studies and plans to pursue a career in the museum field upon graduation. During the summer of 2015, Freda worked as an intern in the education department of Shandong Museum, through which she gained valuable first hand experience in teen and family programs.

    Freda’s presentation at HAAARCH!!! will focus on her internship at the Frick Art and Historical Center during the spring of 2017, where she is working on programming for an upcoming major exhibition at the Frick, along with her thoughts on modern artistic practice in a traditional art institute.

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    Emily Ebersol

    Emily Ebersol is a sophomore Architectural Studies major working towards minors in Studio Arts and Museum Studies. She grew up in Rochester, New York, and has always been an interested in anything related to design. Emily is currently developing an independent research project that examines the ethics of museums’ collection and display practices involving African Art and how cultural identity is created or destroyed by these institutional strategies. She works as a curatorial researcher at Point Line Projects, a Pittsburgh-based editorial and curatorial agency for architecture and design, where she is working on an interactive exhibition that tells the largely unknown history of architects and designers advocating for a more diverse and inclusive profession. In the summer of 2018, Emily will work as an intern at Clark Patterson Lee, an architecture and engineering firm in Rochester.

    At HAAARCH!!!, Emily will be presenting her Foundations Studio final project.

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    Alan Fan

    Alan Fan is a junior majoring in Architectural Studies and pursuing a minor in computer science and studio arts. His parents were immigrants from China, and Alan was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina. Alan loved to play with LEGOs during his childhood, and fittingly chose Architecture as a career path. He hopes to get an internship for the summer of 2017, and to pursue a graduate degree in Architecture once he finishes his degree at Pitt.

    Alan will be presenting his architecture portfolio for HAAARCH!!! 2017.

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    Maureen Jones

    Maureen Jones is a senior finishing a dual degree in Political Science and History and a minor in Museum Studies. Her interests center around the intersections of politics and art, specifically modern art movements that confront globalism, postwar economic developments, and sociopolitical revolution. At HAAARCH!!! 2017, she will present her research examining the artistic practices of the Black Panthers as a recipient of the Archival Scholars Research Award in Spring 2017, as well as the work she performed while interning in the Special Collections Department at Hillman Library. Maureen has also served as an intern at the Archives Service Center, and worked as a research assistant in the History department. She has written and edited the student activist zine The Fourth Wave and served on the board of Pitt’s Rainbow Alliance. After graduation, Maureen plans to pursue a career in museums, exploring her passions in the history of marginalized groups and museological ethics.

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    Isabella Sigado

    Isabella Sigado is a senior major in History of Art & Architecture who is minoring in Museum Studies. In her past three years at Pitt she has interned at Morgan Contemporary Glass gallery, the Frick Art and Historical Center, and the Andy Warhol Museum. She has also done work at the Boulder Museum of Modern Art and BoxHeart Gallery as an installation volunteer. After graduation in December 2017, Isabella plans on hiking the Appalachian Trail while completing a project currently titled Find Me Where I’m AT, in which she will invite anyone to join her using coordinates and photos she drops to the project’s social media platforms. She will conduct interviews with participants in the hopes of making an interactive online visual constellation of their shared journey at the project’s end. Isabella plans to pursue a career in Art History, Museum Studies, or Parks and Recreation Management.

    Isabella will be presenting at HAAARCH!!! on conducting visitor evaluations at the recent unveiling of Lion Attacking a Dromedary at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, as well as sharing insights about her internship experiences at The Frick and The Warhol.

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    Waylon Richmond

    Waylon S. Richmond is a Pittsburgh-born artist, musician, and young architect who is very active in the city’s cultural scene. He is a senior at Pitt, majoring in Architectural Studies. Growing up around practicing artists has made him appreciate how effective art can be very influential, and his concern for the environment makes his ideas both creative and highly relevant.

    Waylon has worked in the field as an intern architect at Fisher ARCHitecture, and is currently employed at the Pittsburgh-based expandable housing company Module. His talents have already advanced his career, as he has headed projects in both positions. His lifelong practical experience in building construction, combined with his formal University training, has given Waylon a range of perspectives that will secure him a place in the green revolution of our generation.

    Waylon will be presenting his entire undergraduate portfolio of design work with accompanying models.

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    Abigail Meloy

    Abigail Meloy is a senior majoring in the History of Art and Architecture and Marketing, and minoring in Museum Studies. During her time at Pitt, Abigail has participated in the New York City Field Studies and has held a variety of arts-related internships, including positions at the Belvedere Research Center in Vienna, Austria; Quantum Theatre; Carnegie Museum of Art; and the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia. At HAAARCH!!!, she will present a portion of her honors thesis, “Image and Word Reconsidered: Lorenzo Lotto’s Trescore Frescoes, Trinity, and Madonna of the Rosary.” In addition, she will share her experience as the 2016 Milton Fine Museum Profession Fellow at Contemporary Craft.

    After graduation, Abigail will be traveling to London for two weeks through the London Field Studies program to conduct research on her comparative study of museum branding at Tate and Carnegie Museum of Art and Natural History. Following a gap year in which she hopes to gain further museum experience, she plans on pursuing a Masters in either Art History, Museum Studies, or Market Research.

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    Emily Morris

    Emily Morris is a senior History of Art and Architecture major, minoring in French and Museum Studies, while also working towards a certificate in Medieval and Renaissance Studies. She became fascinated with the intersection of art, religion, and politics after taking art history and European studies courses in high school. Emily plans to pursue a graduate degree in art history and eventually work in the curatorial department of an art museum. Her goal is to make art more accessible to the public as a lens through which to learn about the history of religion and politics. 

    Emily works at the Hillman Library's Special Collections Department collecting metadata to facilitate the online accessibility of a collection of engravings and woodblock prints, and she will be presenting this project at HAAARCH!!! 2017.

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    Jack Weinfeld

    Jack Weinfeld is a junior from Westchester, New York, majoring in Architectural Studies with a minor in Studio Arts. He began his formal architectural educationin high school through a series of electives, and was awarded a certificate for outstanding achievement in architecture upon graduation. Jack is currently enrolled in the Honors Design Studio 3, working on a sustainable housing development for Pittsburgh’s Strip District. This is Jack’s second time presenting at HAAARCH!!!. This year he is exhibiting his work from Design Studio 2. The design explores the dichotomy between lifeand death through program of a mortuary and animal rescue shelter atop Pittsburgh’s Mount Washington. 
     

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