May is not only my graduation month, but also my Blogiversary! Around this time last year, I embarked on my blog and personal website to give my current and future friends, family, students, and colleagues some insight into my academic and personal life. My first post was about a friend's graduation, and one year later, now I'm the one in the goofy robes! We art historians are all about material and visual symbolism, so we are in a unique position to appreciate the spectacle of the academic graduation ceremony and regalia. My sister Taylor, owner of TaylorMade Artistry, captured the day in a series of amazing photographs. Today's blog post, then, will be a sort of visual essay of my commencement and the celebrations that ensued.
It was bittersweet to spend the day with so many smart, supportive people. But when one door closes, another opens...stay tuned to see where I'm headed next!