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Doctoral Candidate Alicia Viera Defends Dissertation

Published October 30, 2017
The FSU Department of Art Education would like to congratulate Art Administration Doctoral candidate Alicia Viera on the defense of her dissertation entitled Developing and Experiencing Visitor-Centered Exhibitions with the Supported Interpretation (SI) Model: A Double Case Study.

Under the supervision of Arts Administration Professor Dr. Pat Villeneuve, Viera’s dissertation is a double case study investigating two exhibitions of Latinx art curated using the supported interpretation (SI) model for visitor-centered exhibitions. It examines how SI can be implemented in galleries and art centers by exploring the strategies and processes used at the two selected exhibitions, analyzing how the SI model worked in these two implementations, and sharing implications for practice that can inform future applications of the model.

Her defense was presented to committee members Carolyn Henne, Dr. Jeff Broome, Dr. Ann Rowson Love and Dr. Linda Schrader on October 10th, 2017.

Dr. Viera currently works as an Interpretive Planner at the Detroit Institute of Arts, where she continues to facilitate meaningful connections with art through visitor-centered exhibitions.


Congratulations, Alicia, for this exceptional and outstanding achievement!