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Parking Advisory

With forecast heavy rains for Saturday and the potential for both river and flash flooding, students are asked to avoid parking in low-lying areas of parking lots C, D, E (along the tree line), F (eastern most entrance by the pond), and N-Annex. Cars should now be on higher ground within these lots or in Lot F (by Konover Campus Center). Vehicles should be returned to their assigned parking lots by 8 p.m. on Sunday, April 21.

Margaret Vaughan

Margaret Vaughan

Margaret Vaughan

Assistant Manager

Ireland's Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University
Hamden, CT

B.F.A., Painting, 2012

I got my start in museums as the Museum Shop Manager for the New Britain Museum of American Art. I was involved in curatorial decisions, programming efforts, and exhibition aesthetics. The vocabulary I brought with me gave me a leg up on learning how to contextualize merchandise in a museum setting. I also started work on my Master’s in American Studies focusing on museums at Trinity College in Hartford, CT.

With 2017 came a new career opportunity. I started as the Assistant Manager for Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT.  I am privileged to be working for such a unique institution, we tell the story of An Gorta Mór, or Ireland’s Great Hunger through art. The skills I learned from my wonderful painting professors about painting, and how images are impactful and full of life translate into giving the public a greater understanding of humanity, being a global citizen, and the importance of our history.

Since graduation, my art practice has grown to be more multimedia. I’ve explored with collage, photography, found objects and imagery. My themes focus on contemporary politics and feminism. I try and make sure I am applying to shows and consistently coming up with new ways to get my art shown. HAS also gave me the opportunity to curate a show of alumni work in 2013, Wonder + Awe.  I know that if it had not been for the Hartford Art School I wouldn’t be where I am now, and that is why I stay involved now as a board member of HAS Endowment Inc.

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