The J. Paul Getty Museum


Inspirational Manuscripts: Illuminating Women in the Middle Ages

My professor at UCLA, Kristina Markman, asked our history class to do a final project inspired by an exhibit at the J. Paul Getty Museum. I was inspired by Catherine of Siena who was a badass pious woman that rejected the idea of marriage and traditional nunnery – an original feminist. I thought she deserved to be on the cover of Vogue, but it didn’t exist in the Middle Ages so I brought Vogue: The Middle Ages to her.

I was sincerely surprised when both Jack and I were both selected as student artists to be featured by The Getty on their facebook page. If you would like to watch my short presentation then you can click the link below:


I want to thank Kristina Markman for her persistent encouragement through my senior year and post-graduate studies. If you ever have the opportunity to take one of her courses at her new university location, UCSD, then I highly encourage it. She will teach you the essentials to writing as well as provide interesting and engaging material that you would not come across otherwise in your university education.

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