(l. to r.) Celeste Feta, manager of adult and higher education, VFMA; Ruth Baumann,
VCU student; Lauren Knabel '10; Robin Nicholson, chief art and education officer,
Randolph-Macon College student Lauren Knabel '10, an art history major, was the
winner of the writing competition in the art history section of the Virginia Museum
of Fine Arts Insights Student Symposium, which took take place on April
9 at the Pauley Center of the Virginia Museum. Knabel and Felicia Herzog '10 were
two of the three finalists at the competition.
The review panelists were Alfred Franco, curator of education, Zimmerli Art Museum,
Rutgers University, Kristen Hileman, curator of contemporary art, Baltimore Museum
of Art, and John Henry Rice, curator of South Asian and Islamic art at the Virginia
Museum of Fine Arts.
R-MC Art History Professor Evie Terrono, who worked with Knabel on this project,
said, "I am very proud of our students' performance at this competition and of Lauren's
distinction, because it demonstrates the seriousness and caliber of student research
and writing at Randolph-Macon College."