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Education: PhD, Johns Hopkins University (1970)
MA, Harvard University (1960)
BA, Newcomb College (Tulane University) (1958)
Artemisia Gentileschi Around 1622: The Shaping and Reshaping of an Artistic Identity. University of California Press, 2001.
Artemisia Gentileschi: The Image of the Female Hero in Italian Baroque Art. Princeton University Press, 1989. Paperback edition, 1991.
“Unraveling the Alba Madonna.” The Washington Post, October 5, 2008 (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wpdyn/ content/story/2008/10/03/ST2008100302263.html?sid=ST2008100302263&s_pos=list), interviewed on Raphael’s painting in the National Gallery, Washington, along with fellow art historians Leo Steinberg and Alexander Nagel.
“Who Was Ginevra de’ Benci? Leonardo’s Portrait and Its Sitter Recontextualized,” Artibus et Historiae, vol. 53, February, 2006, pp. 23-56.
“Alice Neel and Me,” Woman’s Art Journal, vol. 27, Fall/Winter 2006, 3-7.
Reclaiming Female Agency: Feminist Art History After Postmodernism. Co-edited with Norma Broude. Univ. of California Press, February 2005.
The Power of Feminist Art: The American Movement of the 1970s, History and Impact. Co-edited with Norma Broude. Harry N. Abrams,1994. Paper edition,1996.
The Expanding Discourse: Feminism and Art History. Co-edited with Norma Broude. HarperCollins, 1992.
National Endowment for the Humanities, Fellowship, 1991-92
J. Paul Getty Foundation, subvention to Princeton University Press to support publication of Artemisia Gentileschi, 1987
Mina Shaughnessy Scholars Program Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education, Department of Education, 1982
American Association of University Women Fellowship, 1978-79
American Council of Learned Societies, 1978-79
Fulbright scholar, Italy, 1963-64
Faculty Legacy Award, American University, voted by CAS alumni as professor who had greatest influence on their lives, 2002
Award from College Art Association, Committee on Women, for “pioneering feminist scholarship” (with Norma Broude), 2000
Honorary doctorate of humane letters, awarded by Millsaps College, Jackson, Mississippi, 1999
Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Award (with Norma Broude), 1995
Mid-Career Achievement Award, National Women’s Caucus for Art, 1991
AU College of Arts and Sciences award, Outstanding Scholarship, Research & Other Professional Contributions, 1990
AU College of Arts and Sciences award, Outstanding Teaching, 1989
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC, “Alice Neel and Me,” symposium paper, November 2005
Carleton College, Northfield, MN, “Artemisia’s Hand,” April 2005
Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD, “Sofonisba Anguissola and the Problem of the Woman Artist,” October 2004
Columbia University, NEH National Summer Institute, “Worlds of the Renaissance,” Art history seminar, July 20-22, 2004
Vassar College, “Leonardo da Vinci’s Enigmatic Ginevra de’ Benci: A Problem of Genre,’ March 2004
Saint Louis [MO] Art Museum, international symposium on Artemisia Gentileschi, scholarly paper and panel discussion, September 13-14, 2002
National Gallery of Art [DC], paper on Leonardo’s Ginevra de’ Benci, symposium on Renaissance female portraits, October 2001
Princeton University, “Nature, Art and Gender Ideology in Renaissance Italy,” December 1998; and New York University, 1999
Istituto Storico Italo-Germanico, Trento, Italy, “Artemisia Gentileschi: A New Painting and Another Identity,” October 1997
The Politics of Nature, exhibition curated with Norma Broude, American University Art Museum, 2011
Article on a cryptic drawing by Michelangelo