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Katherine T. Brown

Associate Professor of Art History & Museum Studies
Walsh University

Katherine T. Brown has taught Art History & Museum Studies at Walsh University (North Canton, OH) as an Associate Professor (May 2016-present) and Assistant Professor (2011-2016). Previously, she served as Director of Hay House for The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation; Art Historian for University of Georgia's study abroad program in Cortona, Italy; and Head of Education at the American Federation of Arts in NY. She holds a Ph.D. and M.A. from Indiana University-Bloomington.

Subjects: History


Dr. Katherine T. Brown served as Director of Museum Studies and Assistant Professor of Art History at Walsh University from August 2011-April 2016. In May of 2016, she received tenure and was promoted to Associate Professor. Previously (2006-2011), she was Director of Hay House, an Italian Renaissance Revival historic house museum owned and operated by The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, and Curator of Historic Macon Foundation (2004-06), both sites in Macon, Georgia. From 2000-2004, she served as the Art Historian and Program Coordinator for the University of Georgia's Study Abroad Program in Cortona, Italy. Dr. Brown served as the Head of Education for the American Federation of Arts in New York (1997-99), the Curator of Education at the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha (1995-97), and Curator of Education at the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia (1993-95). Furthermore, she has taught Art History as an adjunct professor at Wesleyan College in Macon, GA; Hunter College (CUNY); and the University of Nebraska-Omaha. She earned her Ph.D. (1998) and M.A. (1992) in Italian Renaissance Art History from Indiana University-Bloomington. Leo S. Olschki Press in Florence published her dissertation on Venetian self-portraiture as a volume in their Pocket Studies in the History of Art Series (2000). Dr. Brown has given conference presentations at the The Renaissance Society of America, the Medieval Congress at Kalamazoo (MI), and the Medieval and Renaissance Conference at New College in Sarasota (FL). She has led Walsh groups to Rome in 2012 and 2015 and to London in 2014.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    The Legend of St. Veronica and the Franciscan Construct of the Via Crucis
    Images of the Madonna della Misericordia in Medieval and Renaissance Italian Art
    Renaissance Self-portraiture in Venice



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Florence: Casa Editrice Leo S. Olschki, 2000

The Painter's Reflection: Self-portraiture in Renaissance Venice, 1458-1625

Published: May 01, 2000 by Florence: Casa Editrice Leo S. Olschki, 2000
Authors: Katherine T. Brown

This book explores the function and meaning of self-images produced in and around Venice during one of the most pivotal periods in the city’s history. Brown addresses cultural changes that contributed to the proliferation of this new subject in painting, drawing, sculpture, and medals.