Rebecca started her teaching career in 1995 as a visitor at CC; she then taught at Skidmore College and the University of Denver before joining the CC Art Department permanently in 2003. She offers courses in art history from the Renaissance through the 17th century. Rebecca is the recipient of the 2011 Ray Werner Award for Exemplary Teaching in the Liberal Arts and was Director of the Crown Center for Faculty Development in 2015-16.
Fields: Renaissance & Baroque Art History
Rebecca’s field of specialization is northern European and colonial art in the early modern period; her research focuses on patronage, systems of display, and the history of collecting. Rebecca’s work also examines issues of trade, cultural transmission, and artistic exchange between Europe, India, and the New World. She is currently working on a book on court art and architecture and politics in the Dutch Republic. Rebecca teaches a wide range of courses on Renaissance and Baroque topics. As a teacher, Rebecca has collaborated with the IDEA space over the past 10 years to spearhead new approaches to teaching with objects, and to develop new connections between the museum and the classroom.
- A.B., Bryn Mawr College, 1988
- M.A. Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, 1994
- Ph.D Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, 2002