Spring 2020 Graduates Spotlight: Cecilia Magdalena Grinis (Art History, BA)

Cecilia Magdalena Grinis graduated this spring with dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in Art History and Italian. Cecilia has kindly shared her answers to a few questions about her time her at UW-Madison.

What is your favorite art history memory?
“Thanks to Professor Gene Phillips, I now have an obsession with Japanese ceramics, specifically the aesthetics of pottery primarily used in the Japanese tea ceremony.”

What is the most important skill you have learned in the art history program?
“I learned how to connect direct observation to historical, social, political, and environmental contexts, developing cultural awareness as a result.”

What do you intend to do after graduation?
“This fall, I will be continuing my studies at UW-Madison for my M.S. in Higher Education with a concentration in Student Services Administration.”