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Alumni Updates: 1980s


Below are archived updates for Art History alumni graduating between 1980 and 1989. Visit the main Alumni Updates page for more recent updates. Keep in Touch! We love hearing what you're up to.

Susan Piedmont-Palladino '80 (B.A. Art History): "I'm one month in to a year long project at the National Building Museum, where I'm a curator. Called Intelligent Cities ( it will encompass a public outreach campaign, a forum in the summer, a book, and finally an exhibition. Intelligent Cities, supported by its partners TIME and IBM and funded by The Rockefeller Foundation, explores the intersection of information technology and urban design." (2010)

Cynthia Robinson '84: Associate Professor of Medieval and Islamic Art History in the departments of New Eastern Studies and Art & Archaeology at Cornell University. She is the author of several books and articles. (2009)

Marc Thompson '87 (Art History): A few years after graduating from GW, Marc went on to law school and became an attorney. He practiced condominium association law for a time and is now employed by the U.S. Attorney's Office in D.C., in criminal appeals. Marc says that having an art history education has been valuable and worthwhile. Not only does it make travel more interesting for him, but also the skills and knowledge he acquired in studying art history were very adaptable to the study of law. (2009)

Bruce Pask '89 (Art History): Bruce is editor of "T: Men's Fashion" (The New York Times Style Magazine). He has just celebrated his second anniversary as editor and previously worked as a fashion editor and journalist for Condé Nast and other publications. Bruce is also a costume designer; you can see his latest creations in the current Broadway revival of "Promises, Promises." (2010)