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Faculty Emeriti

Tod Marder

Tod Marder is an art and architectural historian with a long-standing interest in the history of the city of Rome and a special passion for the work of Gian Lorenzo Bernini. In two books and many articles Marder has tried to clarify the nature of Bernini's architecture as a sophisticated expression of design principles, in contrast to simplistic views of the work as a foil for his sculpture or, alternatively, a "classical" version of more daring experiments of contemporaries like Borromini and Cortona. In addition, the publications also include many studies of the reception of the Pantheon in the early modern and modern periods. A former department chair and former editor-in-chief of the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Marder is pursuing these and other passions in his retirement in Rome and New Brunswick.

Jocelyn Penny Small

Ph.D., Princeton University

Professor Small is a classical archaeologist and art historian who specializes in iconography and Etruscan studies. She excavated for three seasons at Murlo (Poggio Civitate), an archaic Etruscan site near Siena. For twenty-one years (1976) she was the Director of the U.S. Center of the Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae. She has published widely on Etruscan art, iconography, and classics topics, such as memory and literacy, as well as issues related to the computer. Most recently she has been working on cognitive aspects of classical antiquity. She is currently working on optics and illusionism in classical art.

Some of her publications are available online

List of Publications of Jocelyn Penny Small

St.Clair Harvey, Archer

Position: Professor Emerita

Cultural and Preservation Studies, Late Antique & Byzantine Art

Ph.D., Princeton University

Biographical Information:

Professor Harvey's research centers on late antiquity. She is also active as an archaeologist and served as Associate Director of the American Academy in Rome/Soprintendenza Archeologica di Roma Palatine East Excavation, which is now in the final publication stage. Professor Harvey was the 1996 recipient of the Graduate Teaching Excellence Award in the Humanities. Her interest in Cultural Heritage issues is longstanding. In 1998, she organized the international conference, “Art, Antiquity, and the Law: Preserving Our Global Cultural Heritage,” at Rutgers, and she spearheaded the creation of the M.A. program in Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies (CHAPS), inaugurated in 2009. In 2013 she headed the CHAPS team that organized the international conference “Cultural landscapes: Preservation Challenges in the 21st Century” bringing over 300 people from 29 countries to Rutgers, and under her direction CHAPS finalized a 5 year renewable Memorandum of Understanding with UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre, a collaborative agreement that expands opportunities for CHAPS students and faculty at the global level. She is currently finalizing the new CHAPS Ph.D. concentration to be offered within the Department of Art History beginning in Fall 2014.

Current Interests & Research:

Late Antique and Early Christian Art
Global Issues in Cultural Heritage Preservation
Rome in late Antiquity
Liturgical and topographical influence on Early Christian and Medieval art.

Undergraduate Classes Taught:

Early Christian and Byzantine Art
Early Medieval Art
Global Cultural Heritage Preservation
Ethical Approaches to Cultural Heritage Preservation
Art of Late Antiquity

Graduate Classes Taught:

Late Antiquity
Problems in Late Antique and Byzantine Art
Issues of Global Heritage Preservation

Recent Publications:


Conserving Cultural Landscapes: Challenges and New Directions, ed. K. Taylor, A. St. Clair, N. Mitchell, Routledge (Key Issues in Cultural Heritage Series), 2014.

Palatine East Excavations II: The Finds, ed., A. St. Clair, DeLuca Editori, 2014.

Carving as Craft: The Palatine East Discoveries and the Greco-Roman Carving Tradition, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 2003.  

Selected Publications:

“Room S20: The Decorative Program,” Palatine East Excavations I: Architecture and Stratigraphy, ed. E. Hostetter and R. Brandt, De Luca Editori, 2009, 213-228.

“Bone and Ivory Carving in Rome: Patterns of Consumption, 1st c. BC-5th c. AD” Spätantike und byzantinische Elfenbeinwerke in Discurs, Berlin, 2008, 249-270.

“Carving in the Center: Evidence for an Urban Workshop on the Palatine Hill in Rome,” Spatantike und byzantinische Elfenbeinbildwerke in Discurs, Wiesbaden 2008, 251-270.

"Late Antique Transitions: A Decorated Room on the Palatine in its Late Roman Context," Memoirs of The American Academy in Rome, 47, 2002, 229-258.

"Imperial Virtue: Questions of Form and Function in the Case of Four Late Antique Statuettes," Dumbarton Oaks Papers, 50, 1996, 147-162.

Longer list of publications



Matthew Baigell

Matthew Baigell


Recent Publications:


Artist and Identity in Twentieth-Century America (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2001).

Co-editored Complex Identities: Jewish Consciousness and Modern Art. (Rutgers University Press, 2001).

Co-author of Peeling Potatoes, Painting Pictures: Women Artists in Post-Soviet Russia, Estonia, and Latvia. (Rutgers University Press, 2001)

"American Art Around 1960 and the Loss of Self," Art Criticism, 1998 (in press). 

Jewish-American Artists and the Holocaust. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1997. 

Co-author of Soviet Dissident Art: Interviews after Perestroika. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1995. 

"Barnett Newman's Stripe Paintings and Kaballah: A Jewish Take," American Art 8 (Spring 1994): 33-43.

Howard, Angela


Professor of Asian Art
Specializing in Buddhist Art of China and Central Asia

Ph.D., IFA, New York University

Phone: (848) 932-1322

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Biographical Information:

Professor Howard’s teaching spans Chinese and Japanese art. Her research, however, has focused primarily on the development of Buddhist art in China, as signaled by her first book, The Imagery of the Cosmological Buddha (Leiden: E.J.Brill, 1986). Starting in 1985, with the support of a series of NEH Fellowships, Dr. Howard became deeply involved with the Buddhist art of southwest China (Sichuan and Yunnan). Her work recording Buddhist cave and cliff sculptures in southwestern China has led to two ground-breaking articles: “Tang Buddhist Sculpture of Sichuan: Unknown and Forgotten,” Bulletin of the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities, 60 (1988): 1-164 and “The Dharani Pillar of Kunming, Yunnan. A Legacy of Esoteric Buddhism and Burial Rites of the Bai People in the Kingdom of Dali (937-1253), Artibus Asiae, 57, 1 / 2 (1997): 33. Afterwards, in Summit of Treasures, Buddhist Cave Art of Dazu, China (Trumbull, CT: Weatherhill, Inc., 2001), Dr. Howard published the result of her fifteen-year research on the monumental cave complexes of the Baodingshan site at Dazu, Sichuan.

Since 1998 Dr. Howard has turned her interest to the Buddhist art of northwest China, traveling along the Gansu howardbookcorridor to study less known Buddhist sites (Jintasi, Wenshushan, Tiantishan) which she believed preceded the art of famous Dunhuang. The outcome of this involvement was the article “Liang Patronage of Buddhist Art in the Gansu Corridor during the Fourth Century and the Transformation of a Central Asian Style,” in Between Han and Tang, Religious Art and Archaeology of a Transformative Period, Wu Hung ed., (Beijing: Cultural Relics Publishing House, 2000): 92-107. Her study of the Gansu corridor led further west to Central Asia. Her research began to focus on the Buddhist cave temples of Kuča, an ancient Kingdom along the Northern Silk Route which she first visited in 1998. In the summer 2002, together with Professor Li Chongfeng, Department of Archaeology and Museology, Peking University, she conducted a graduate seminar at the site of Kizil, Kuča, through a grant by the Henry Luce Foundation China On-Site Seminar Program grant, sponsored by the Asian Cultural Council, New York. From May-July 2003, Dr. Howard taught the graduate seminar “Revisiting the Buddhist Caves at Kuča: New Evidence Demands a New Approach” at the Ruprecht-Karls-Universitat Heidelberg, Germany. In May-June 2006, supported by an Asian Cultural travel grant, Dr. Howard returned to Kuča to do field work at the various Buddhist sites in collaboration with Professor Giuseppe Vignato, Department of Archaeology and Museology, Peking University.  The book, Archaeological and Visual Sources of Meditation in the Ancient Monasteries of Kuča (Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2014) is the outcome of several years of working together.

Dr. Howard with Dr. Vignato
Dr. Howard with Dr. Vignato in Tograk-eken, Kuča, Xinjiang, Summer 2006

In addition to teaching and researching, Dr. Howard has been active in museum work. In 1999, she was hired  in 1999 by the Asian Department, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, as Special Consultant in Buddhist Art, to organize with other curators the exhibition China: The Dawn of a Golden Age, 200-750 AD, October 12, '04 - Jan. 23, '05. In this capacity, she traveled several times to China visiting major museums to select the Buddhist sculpture in the exhibition. Dr. Howard also contributed the essay "Buddhist Art in China" and most of the entries on the Buddhist sculpture in the accompanying catalogue.

Dr. Howard was the Senior Western Editor as well as a contributor to Chinese Sculpture, co-authored by Wu Hung, Yang Hong, and Li Song, in the series The Culture and Civilization of China (New Haven-London and Beijing: Yale University Press and Foreign Language Press, 2006).

In 2009, benefitting from ACLS, American Research in the Humanities in China Fellowship, Dr. Howard returned to Sichuan to research the Southern Song site of Laitan, Chongqing. At that time, she was also invited by Peking University to teach an intensive seminar on Chinese Buddhist caves.

Up to the present, Dr. Howard has been teaching courses on religious and secular art of Asia.

Big Buddha at Laitan
The Big Buddha at Laitan, Chongqing, Sichuan Province.

Select Publications

"Buddhist Cave Sculpture of the Northern Qi Dynasty. Shaping a New Style, Formulating New Iconographies," Archives of Asian Art, 49 (1996): 6-25

"The Development of Buddhist Sculpture in Sichuan. The Making of an Indigenous Art," and "The Development of Buddhist
"The Eight Brilliant Kings of Wisdom of Southwest China," RES, 35 (Spring 1999): 92-107

“Pluralism of Styles in Sixth-Century China: A Reaffirmation of Indian Models,” Ars Orientalis vol. 35 (2008): 67-96

“Rethinking the Cosmological Buddha,”contribution to Dieter Schlingloff Festschrift, Eli Franco and Monika Zin eds., (Lumbini, Nepal: Lumbini International Research Institute, 2009): 399-412

Current Interests & Research:

Presently working on a monograph on the Southern Song sculpture of Laitan, Sichuan. The next project will be a compilation of a college textbook on Chinese Sculpture.

Undergraduate Classes Taught:

Introduction to East Asian Art
Buddhist Art of Asia (India, China and Japan)
Cave Temples of China and Central Asia
Chinese Imperial Sculpture
Chinese Painting
Survey of Japanese Art
Japanese Painting
Art of Early China (junior-senior seminar)
From Text to Image in Japanese Art (junior-senior seminar)
Buddhist Sacred Texts and Art (junior-senior seminar)


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