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Meghan Rubenstein

Curator of Visual ResourcesMeghan Rubenstein Photo

As the Curator of Visual Resources, Meghan manages the daily operations of the Visual Resources Center, the Art Department’s image and imaging hub. In addition to overseeing a collection of over 250,000 analog and digital images, she assists faculty and students with their digital teaching, scholarship, and creative work. Meghan offers tutorials on Adobe software and Sketchup throughout the year, and serves as a resource for questions regarding copyright and image permissions. She is also interested in promoting visual literacy across campus, and is available to discuss best practices when working with digital images both in and out of the classroom. 

Meghan has a B.F.A. in Painting and Art History from the Kansas City Art Institute, an M.A. in the arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Pre-Columbian Americas from Indiana University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Texas in Pre-Columbian artHer art historical research focuses on ancient Mesoamerica, specifically the role art and architecture plays in facilitating, or resisting, social and cultural change. She has worked on archaeological projects in Belize and Mexico as an excavator and illustratorHer fieldwork has been supported by a Fulbright-García Robles Fellowship, Title VI Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowshiptwo E.D. Farmer International Fellowships, and various grants from the Graduate School and the College of Fine Arts at UT-Austin.