María Aschenbrener’21 explores her new city with new friends.

Vested in art, education, and community

Washington, D.C., native María Aschenbrener’21 has been an artist for much of her life, focusing on ceramics and fabric art during her time at Beloit. Just a few months after completing her 9th semester, she landed a dream job at the Denver Art Museum. Her passions for art and community grew at Beloit and have made the Denver art scene feel like home.

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Eva Labson’05

Balancing on Ladders: A Career in Collections Management

Eva Labson’05 was looking for museum studies, a structured course of study, and hands-on learning opportunities when she applied to college. Beloit College offered all three, and prepared her for a career at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Quinn Tahon’21, standing, second from right, with graduating museum studies students and museum staff.

Gaining the Skills, Independence, and Confidence Needed for a Professional Career

Nurtured by supportive relationships with faculty and staff and equipped with both industry-specific and transferable skills, Quinn Tahon’21 is well on his way toward a career in the world of academic and cultural institutions.

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Kurt Sundstrom’87 inside the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Kalil House

It Was the Best: Learning to Read, Write, and Think Critically

Kurt Sundstrom’87 arrived at Beloit thinking he might pursue medicine. He left devoted to the humanities, which helps explain his role today as Senior Curator at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, NH.

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Alexander Brier Marr’08 in the Saint Louis Museum of Aft

Sharing Stories of Indigenous Art

As a curator of Native American Art at the Saint Louis Art Museum, Alex Marr’08 draws on the intellectual training and internships made possible at Beloit College.

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Lauren Woolf’21 during her study abroad experience in Budapest, Hungary.

Driven by Passion and Supported by Mentors, a Future Museum Professional Enters Grad School

From a young age, Lauren Woolf’21 knew she wanted to work in museums. At Beloit College, she found the hands-on experience and mentors she would need to realize her goal.

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Morgan Lippert’21 working in the collections lab at the Milwaukee Public Museum.

Curating Comes Full Circle

Morgan Lippert’21 is putting the Museum Studies knowledge and skills gained at Beloit College to work at three cultural organizations.

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Stephenie Schwartz Bailey ’92, second from left, removes a damaged painting from its frame.

Diversity in Collections Care

Stephenie Schwartz Bailey ‘92 never took a museum studies class at Beloit. Her passion was art history, which she has taught to all ages, from preschoolers to undergraduates. However, after years of working at a number of archives and museumsincluding the National Gallery of Art and the Art Institute of ChicagoSchwartz Bailey finds herself in her ninth year as the Education Program Manager and Preservation Consultant at the Conservation Center for Art & Historical Artifacts (CCAHA) in Philadelphia.

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Lauren Woolf ’21 had the opportunity to visit museums and galleries in Budapest during a semester abroad.

From Beloit to Budapest to Graduate School

Lauren Woolf ‘21 is braving the next chapter of her life by entering a graduate program in the Art Institute of Chicago for art administration and policy, and modern and contemporary art history. Lauren looks forward to breaking colonized museum policies and leading the next generation of museum professionals to change the field.

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Julia Schoenthal conducting a rifle inventory at the Beloit Historical Society.

Small Institution, Big Impact

Julia Schoenthal, anthropology graduate of Beloit College (’20), shows the valuable work of preserving and educating about our local history to the local community. She was interviewed by Julia Hwang (’22) to get a look into her work as a program coordinator in the Beloit Historical Society.

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