Art history alum advances career at renowned NYC museum

What’s it like to be surrounded by priceless pieces of modern and contemporary art on a daily basis?

Ask Claire Charlesworth ’07, who works at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in midtown Manhattan, New York City.

A Development Associate in the Membership Marketing Department, Charlesworth has spent the last five years creating an exciting career path within one of the world’s most prestigious museums.

Before her professional career began, Charlesworth was a student at Gettysburg College. As a first-year, she contemplated pursuing a psychology or sociology major. She also considered majoring in anthropology. But everything changed after an experience abroad. “Studying in Aix-en-Provence, France during my sophomore year inspired me to declare art history as my major,” said Charlesworth. “I fell in love with the art, architecture, and culture there.”

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