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Ariel Kline ’15

Graduation Year


Major at MMC

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Spotlight Story

In the art world, few names carry as much influence as Christie’s. The famed auction house, founded in 18th-century London, has shaped the careers of many aspiring art historians, including Ariel Kline ’15.

“An internship at Christie’s during my senior year introduced me to the professional art world, a crucial experience that continues to serve my thinking as a young art historian,” she says.

From there, Kline earned an MA from Williams College and recently began a Ph.D. program in Art History at Princeton University. She is also curating an exhibition depicting the history of the domestic pet that will open at the Clark Art Institute in 2018.

A world traveler who recently spent time in Istanbul and the U.K., Kline has a deep appreciation for the MMC faculty members who helped propel her career. “The kindness and guidance of Professor of Art History Adrienne Bell, Ph.D., is just one example of the school’s best advantage: small class sizes and caring professors, which results in great mentor relationships. Distinguished Chair and Professor of Art History Jason Rosenfeld, Ph.D., too, honed my art history writing skills by editing drafts and engaging in discussions.”

As she continues to acquire degrees and life experience, it’s clear that Kline’s time at MMC has had a profound effect on both her interests and her aspirations.