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New Curator of Student Unions, Public Arts Collection

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  Curator of Public Arts, 2021-22 Audrey Florey  Ph.D. Student, Visual Studies The Student Union's Curator of Public Arts has witnessed a transition this summer.  Kaitlin Grimes, 2021 Ph.D. in Art History & Archaeology and former Public Arts Curator of the Student Unions' Public Arts Collection, successfully defended her dissertation this Spring and will be leaving the Unions at the end of July. Audrey Florey, is the new Curator of Public Arts for the 2021-22 academic year.  Audrey is a Ph.D. student in the Art History program in the School of Visual Studies and works under the advisement of Dr. Kristin Schwain. She studies nineteenth- and twentieth-century American art, focusing on visual and material cultural, museum studies, and object-centered education. She received her M.A. in Art History & Archaeology in the Spring of 2020 at MU. Audrey's M.A. thesis, "Helen Torr: Navigating the Woman's Experience in American Modernism," contextualized the life