• Lamia Balafrej

    Lamia Balafrej

    Assistant Professor of Art

    B.A., M.A., Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris) and University of Paris; Ph.D., University of Provence

    Art historian working on the art and architecture of the Islamic world and their interweaving with global art history.


  • Rebecca Bedell

    Associate Professor of Art

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

    Wellesley alumna; research explores the relations between art and science, and the place of sentimentalism in American art.


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    Patricia Gray Berman

    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. 


  • Margaret D. Carroll

    Professor 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.


  • Kimberly Cassibry

    Assistant Professor of Art

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

    Art historian focusing on cross-cultural connections in the ancient Mediterranean


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    Alice T. Friedman

    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.


  • Nikki A. Greene

    Nikki A. Greene

    Assistant 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. 


  • David Kelley

    Assistant Professor of Art

    B.A., Trinity College; M.F.A., University of California (Irvine)

    Artist doing work at the intersection of photography, performance, video, and critical studies.


  • Heping Liu

    Heping Liu

    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).


  • Barbara Lynn-Davis

    Barbara Lynn-Davis

    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.


  • Phyllis McGibbon

    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.


  • Martha McNamara head shot

    Martha McNamara

    Director of New England Arts & Architecture Program

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


  • Salem Mekuria

    Professor 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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    Andrew Mowbray

    Lecturer in Art

    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.


  • Jacqueline Marie Musacchio

    Professor of Art

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

    Specialist in Italian Renaissance and Baroque art.


  • Jay Oles

    James Oles

    Senior Lecturer in Art

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

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


  • Liza Oliver

    Assistant 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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    David Olsen

    Assistant 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.


  • Daniela Rivera

    Daniela Rivera

    Associate Professor of Art

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

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


  • Ruth R. Rogers

    Curator of Special Collections

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

    Book and manuscript studies, text and image, contemporary artists' books.


  • Katherine Ruffin

    Katherine M. Ruffin

    Book Studies & Book Arts Program Director

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

    Expert in letterpress printing, bookbinding, and papermaking, combined with various aspects of the liberal arts.


  • Professor Alexandria Smith

    Alexandria Smith

    Assistant Professor of Art

    B.F.A., Syracuse University; M.A., New York University; M.F.A., Parsons The New School for Design

    Mixed media visual artist who explores the terrain of identity through amorphous, hybrid characters in a fictional, coming of age narrative.


Faculty Emeritae

  • Lilian Armstrong

    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.


  • Bunny Harvey

    Bunny Harvey

    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.