Art Faculty

  • Professor of Art

    B.A., Wellesley College; M.A., Ph.D., Yale University

    Art Historian focusing on the art and visual culture of the United States. Interests include the intersection of art and science, ecocriticism, landscape imagery, sentimentalism, and Disney.

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  • Theodora L. and Stanley H. Feldberg Professor of Art

    B.A., Hampshire College; M.A., Ph.D., New York University

    Art historian specializing in the art and visual culture of the late 19th-, 20th-, and 21st centuries. 

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  • Assistant Professor of Art

    B.A., Vassar College; M.A., Ph.D., Bryn Mawr

    Historian of art and architecture focusing on the medieval Islamic world. Interests include cross-cultural transmission, landscape studies, and digital art history.

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  • Associate Professor of Art

    B.A., Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge); M.A., University of Texas (Austin); Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)

    Art and architectural historian specializing in the ancient Mediterranean.

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  • Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Art

    B.A., Ithaca College ; MFA., Indiana University (Bloomington)

    Painter working with the history, imagination and construction of female-centric communities.

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  • Grace Slack McNeil Professor of American Art; Professor of Art

    A.B., Radcliffe College; M.Phil., University of London; Ph.D., Harvard University

    Interested in building an interdisciplinary, feminist approach to architecture through research, teaching, and public education.

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  • Associate Professor of Art

    B.A., Wesleyan University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Delaware

    Art historian examining African and African American identities, music, the body, and feminism in 20th century and contemporary art. 

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  • Assistant Professor of Cinema and Media Studies

    B.A., College of William & Mary; M.A., New York University; Ph.D. UC Berkeley

    Media History and Theory, Cinema History and Theory, Digital Technology, Visual Culture, Virtual Reality (VR), Technological Subjectivity.

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  • Assistant Professor of Art

    B.Arch, University of Houston; M.F.A, New York University

    Video and installation artist working at the intersection of landscape, history, and memory.

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  • Knafel Assistant Professor of Humanities; Assistant Professor of Art

    B.A., Vassar College; M.F.A., Massachusetts College of Art and Design

    Visual artist interested in the photographic representation of Latinx and immigrant communities.

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  • Associate Professor of Art

    B.A., Guangzhou Institute of Foreign Languages (China); M.A., Southern Methodist University; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

    Asian art historian and specialist in Chinese painting of the Song dynasty (960-1279).

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  • Lecturer in Art

    B.A., Brown University; M.A., Williams College; Ph.D., Princeton University

    Research focuses on the city of Venice, Renaissance to the eighteenth-century.

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  • Elizabeth Christy Kopf Professor of Art

    B.F.A., M.F.A., University of Wisconsin (Madison)

    Visual artist working in a range of graphic media, i.e. prints, drawings, artist books, photomontages, and installations.

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  • Director of the New England Arts and Architecture Program; Senior Lecturer in Art

    B.A., Wesleyan University; M.A., Ph.D., Boston University

    Expert in New England art and architecture. Co-directs the architecture program.

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  • Associate Professor of Cinema & Media Studies

    B.A., Babes-Bolyai University (Romania), B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Paris III

    Film Theory and Media Aesthetics, Media Ecologies, History of Ideas, French Culture and Intellectual History, Surveillance Studies, Environmental Humanities.

    More about Codruţa Morari

  • Lecturer in Art; Director of 3D Arts

    B.F.A., Maryland Institute College of Art; M.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art

    A visual artist interested in the tangibility of materials, the aesthetics and functionality of objects and the performance process of their creation and use.

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  • Professor of Art

    B.A., Wellesley College; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University

    Specialist in Italian Renaissance and Baroque art.

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  • Senior Lecturer in Art

    B.A., Yale University; J.D., University of Virginia; Ph.D., Yale University

    Specialist in Latin American art, focusing on modern Mexican art and architecture, through museum as well as academic projects.

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  • Associate Professor of Art

    B.A., University of North Florida; M.A., University of South Florida; M.A., Ph.D., Northwestern University

    Art historian focusing on 18th- and 19th-century Europe and South Asia, colonialism, Indian Ocean trade, and intersections of art and science.

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  • Associate Professor of Art

    B.F.A., University of Washington (Seattle); M.A., M.F.A., University of Wisconsin (Madison)

    New media artist interested in collaborative and interactive experiences using both traditional and experimental visual techniques.

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  • Barbara Morris Caspersen Professor of Humanities; Professor of Art

    M.F.A., Museum of Fine Arts (Boston)

    Visual artist doing work that attempts to understand the object quality of images.

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  • Curator of Special Collections & Visiting Lecturer, Art Department

    B.A., Middlebury College; M.S., Simmons College

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  • Director of the Book Studies Program; Lecturer in Art

    A.B., Bryn Mawr College; M.F.A., University of Alabama; Ph.D. Simmons College

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Faculty Emeritae

  • Mildred Lane Kemper Professor Emerita of Art

    B.A. Wellesley College, M.A. Radcliffe College, Ph.D. Columbia University

    Retired from teaching, but continues work on book history, focusing on Italian Renaissance manuscripts and early printed books.

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  • Professor Emerita of Art

    B.A., Barnard College; A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University

    Primary research in the field of 16th- and 17th-century Dutch and Flemish painting, with specialized work on Hieronymus Bosch, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Rubens, and Rembrandt.

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  • Professor Emeritus of Art

    Montserrat School of Visual Art, Diploma in Sculpture

    Sculptor known for public installations and sculptural work in stone.

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  • Elizabeth Christy Kopf Professor Emerita of Art

    B.F.A., M.F.A., Rhode Island School of Design

    I am a passionate painter focused on representing both seen and unseen (observed by the other senses) elements of the environment.

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  • Professor Emerita of Art

    B.A., Macalester College; M.A., San Francisco State University

    Independent film producer, writer, director and video installation artist who teaches film history and video production.

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  • Grace Slack McNeil Professor Emeritus of the History of American Art

    B.Arch., Washington University in St. Louis; M.Arch. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Ph.D., Harvard University

    Leading American architectural historian, author, lecturer, editor, and consultant who taught for many years at Wellesley College.

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