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Part-Time Lecturers

Part-Time Lecturers

Virginia L. Bower

Virginia L. Bower did her graduate work at Princeton University where she specialized in the Art and Archaeology of China and Japan. In addition to teaching courses about East Asian Art at Rutgers and other colleges and universities, she has been a curator, co-curator or contributor to exhibitions in American museums which resulted in publications: Spirit and Ritual: The Morse Collection of Ancient Chinese Art (1982); Power and Virtue: Images of Horses in Chinese Art (1997); From Court to Caravan: Chinese Tomb Sculptures from the Collection of Anthony M. Solomon (2002); Recarving China’s past: Art, Archaeology, and Architecture of the “Wu Family Shrines,” (2005); Brush, Clay, and Wood: The Nancy and Ed Rosenthal Collection of Chinese Art (2008). Dr. Bower was a co-editor of Chinese Ceramics: From the Paleolithic Period through the Qing Dynasty published by the Yale University Press and Foreign Languages Press, Beijing in 2010. A frequent speaker at museums and schools throughout the United States and recently in China, Virginia L. Bower has also been an expert/lecturer on a number of educational tours of China. 

Mieke Paulsen Bahmer

Position: Part-Time Lecturer

Mieke Paulsen specializes in the art of Late Antiquity. Her research interests extend from the ancient Mediterranean to medieval Europe, focusing primarily on the survival of indigenous traditions in the face of cultural or political conquest.  Currently, she is continuing her work on the concept and function of frames and borders in ancient art, the supernatural Roman wilderness, and the relationship between the Roman empires and the "barbarian" peoples of Northern Europe. 

Woodhouse-Beyer, Katharine

Department: Department of Art History
Position: Lecturer and Associate Member of the Graduate Faculty
Degree: Ph.D. (Anthropology) Brown University

Ph.D. (Anthropology) Brown University

MPhil (European Archaeology) University of Oxford

B.A. (Anthropology) Bryn Mawr College

Lecturer and Associate Member of the Graduate Faculty, Department of Art History. Principal/Senior Archaeologist, Archaeological Survey and Historic Preservation Consulting. Dr Woodhouse-Beyer’s research interests include cultural heritage studies, historical archaeology, cultural resource management, Native North American ethnography and archaeology, circumpolar ethnography and archaeology, museology and material culture studies, ethnohistory; European archaeology (Bronze Age - Early Medieval), archaeological conservation, archaeology of gender, ethnicity, and colonialism; public archaeology; heritage and tourism; anthropological and archaeological ethics; anthropology and archaeology of death. 

Isabel Taube

Position: Part-Time Lecturer

Isabel L. Taube teaches American and European art from the eighteenth century to the present. Her research focuses on the concept of eclecticism and cross-cultural exchange in domestic interiors from the 1870s through the 1920s. She has curated exhibitions of historical and contemporary art, including a traveling exhibition of Walter Gay’s interior scenes for the Frick Art and Historical Center in Pittsburgh (2012–2013), for which she was the lead author for the catalogue, Impressions of Interiors: Gilded Age Paintings by Walter Gay (2012). She also serves as Executive Editor for the online journal Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide. She received her A.B. from Bowdoin College, her M.A. from the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art, and her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.

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