The Augustana experience on display at the Art Institute

Art Institute of Chicago

Left to right, Stephanie Loria '11, Emily Cox '11 and Emily Vokt '98 Ziemba at the Art Institute of Chicago. Photo: Karen Flint '04 Dahlstrom

Instead of only telling prospective art history students about the Augustana experience, Dr. Margaret Morse wanted to show them. With special guests Emily Vokt  ’98 Ziemba, Stephanie Loria  ’11 and Emily Cox  ’11, Dr. Morse hosted an admissions lunch and tour at the Art Institute of Chicago in March.

Ziemba, director of curatorial administration for prints and drawings at the Art Institute, and Loria, senior administrator at Sotheby’s in Chicago, shared their Augustana stories and success in the art world.

Cox, with a degree in art history and education from Augustana, earned a master’s in art history and visual culture in London and a master’s in secondary education. She now teaches in Ann Arbor, Mich.

“Having our alumni at the Art Institute truly made the event a success,” said Dr. Morse, associate professor of art history. “Their stories allowed prospective students to envision what could be possible for them at Augustana, but most importantly, beyond those four years.”