“Is there life after school?” That’s the question to be posed to five Twin Cities arts professionals in a symposium on career opportunities in the arts at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, in 3M Auditorium of Owens Science Hall at the University of St. Thomas.

The symposium, designed for students of art history and other arts-related disciplines, will explore a variety of arts-related careers. Sponsored by the Graduate Program in Art History at St. Thomas, the session is free and open to the public.

Panelists, who will share their experiences about pathways to arts-related careers, will include:

  • Craig Farmer, a teacher at the Arts High School and an assistant in the Research, Assessment and Curriculum Division of the Perpich Center for Arts Education in Golden Valley
  • Gloria Kittleson, an independent fine arts appraiser and an adjunct instructor at the College of Visual Arts
  • Stephanie Krusemark, program and communications associate with the Minneapolis Arts Commission
  • Laura MacLennan, vice president of Sotheby’s Twin Cities office
  • Claire Selkurt, a consultant for Deaton Museum Services, Minneapolis, and an adjunct instructor at the College of Visual Arts and the University of St. Thomas.

For further information, call (651) 962-5640, or visit the program’s Web site at http://department.stthomas.edu/ArtHist .