The Institute of Fine Arts Faculty

Academic Administration

Christine Poggi
Judy and Michael Steinhardt Director; Professor of Fine Arts
Fields of study: Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Art, Contemporary Art
Edward J. Sullivan (on sabbatical fall 2021 and spring 2022)
Deputy Director; Helen Gould Shepard Professor in the History of Art;
The Institute of Fine Arts and College of Arts and Sciences

Fields of study: Latin American (including Brazilian) and Caribbean art, 17th century to present; Latinx art; art of the Iberian Peninsula; contemporary art
Margaret Holben Ellis Margaret Holben Ellis
Chair of the Conservation Center; Eugene Thaw Professor of Paper Conservation; Conservation Consultant, Villa La Pietra
Field of study: Conservation of Works of Art and Artifacts
Thelma K. Thomas
Director of Graduate Studies; Associate Professor of Fine Arts
Fields of study: Late Antique (East and West), Byzantine, and Eastern Christian art
Robert Lubar
Director of Masters Studies; Associate Professor of Fine Arts
Fields of study: Latin American Art; Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Art

Faculty in the History of Art and Archaeology

Jean-Louis Cohen (on sabbatical fall 2020, on leave spring 2021)
Sheldon H. Solow Professor in the History of Architecture
Fields of study: Architecture; Contemporary Art; Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Art
Thomas Crow (on sabbatical spring 2021)
Rosalie Solow Professor of Modern Art
Fields of study: Contemporary Art; Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Art; Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Art
Colin Eisler
Robert Lehman Professor of Fine Arts
Field of study: Renaissance Art
Finbarr Barry Flood (on sabbatical fall 2021)
William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of the Humanities, the Institute of Fine Arts and the College of Arts and Sciences
Fields of study: Archaeology; Art of the Middle East and South Asia
Jonathan Hay
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Professor of Fine Arts
Field of study: Chinese Art History; Historiography
Kathryn Howley
Lila Acheson Wallace Assistant Professor of Ancient Egyptian Art
Fields of study: Ancient Aegean, Egyptian Art; Archaeology
Anne Hrychuk Kontokosta
Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow
Fields of study: Ancient Aegean, Greek and Roman Art; Architecture; Archaeology
Robert Lubar
Director of Masters Studies; Associate Professor of Fine Arts
Fields of study: Latin American Art; Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Art
Clemente Marconi (on sabbatical spring 2021)
James R. McCredie Professor in the History of Greek Art and Archaeology; University Professor
Fields of study: Ancient Aegean, Egyptian, Greek and Roman Art; Architecture; Archaeology
Robert A. Maxwell (on sabbatical fall 2020 and spring 2021)
Sherman Fairchild Associate Professor of Fine Arts
Fields of study: Early Christian, Byzantine, and Western Medieval Art
Philippe de Montebello
Fiske Kimball Professor in the History and Culture of Museums
Fields of study: Curatorial and Museum Studies
Alexander Nagel (on sabbatical spring 2021)
Professor of Fine Arts
Field of study: Renaissance Art
Christine Poggi
Judy and Michael Steinhardt Director; Professor of Fine Arts

Fields of study: Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Art, Contemporary Art

Hsueh-Man Shen
Ehrenkranz Associate Professor in World Art
Fields of study: Archaeology; East Asian Art
Robert Slifkin
Associate Professor of Fine Arts
Fields of study: Contemporary Art; Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Art
Edward J. Sullivan (on sabbatical fall 2021 and spring 2022)
Deputy Director; Helen Gould Shepard Professor in the History of Art;
The Institute of Fine Arts and College of Arts and Sciences

Fields of study: Latin American (including Brazilian) and Caribbean art, 17th century to present; Latinx art; art of the Iberian Peninsula; contemporary art
Thelma K. Thomas
Director of Graduate Studies; Associate Professor of Fine Arts
Fields of study: Late Antique, Byzantine, and Eastern Christian art
Marvin Trachtenberg (on sabbatical fall 2020and fall 2021)
Edith Kitzmiller Professor of the History of Fine Arts
Fields of study: Architecture; Early Christian, Byzantine, and Western Medieval Art; Renaissance Art
Kathleen Weil-Garris Brandt (not currently teaching)
Professor of Fine Arts, Institute of Fine Arts and College of Arts and Science
Fields of study: Architecture; Renaissance Art
Katherine Welch
Associate Professor of Fine Arts; Deputy Director, Excavations at Aphrodisias
Fields of study: Architecture; Archaeology

Conservation Center Faculty

Margaret Holben Ellis Margaret Holben Ellis
Chair of the Conservation Center; Eugene Thaw Professor of Paper Conservation; Conservation Consultant, Villa La Pietra
Field of study: Conservation of Works of Art and Artifacts
Christine Frohnert
Research Scholar; Conservator of Contemporary Art, Modern Materials, and Media, Bek & Frohner, LLC
Fields of study: Conservation of Works of Art and Artifacts
Michele D. Marincola Michele D. Marincola (on sabbatical spring 2021)
Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Professor of Conservation; Conservation Consultant, Villa La Pietra
Field of study: Conservation of Works of Art and Artifacts
Michele D. Marincola Dianne Dwyer Modestini
Clinical Professor, Kress Program in Paintings Conservation
Field of study: Conservation of Works of Art and Artifacts
Hannelore Roemich Hannelore Roemich (on sabbatical fall 2020, on leave fall 2021)
Hagop Kevorkian Professor of Conservation
Field of study: Conservation of Works of Art and Artifacts

Associate Faculty

John Hopkins
Associate Professor of Art History, Department of Art History, and the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
Fields of study: Archaeology; Ancient Aegean, Egyptian, Greek and Roman Art; Architecture
Dipti Khera Dipti Khera
Assistant Professor of Art History, Department of Art History, and the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
Fields of study: Art of the Middle East and South Asia
Carol Herselle Krinsky
Professor of Art History, Department of Art History,
and the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU

Fields of study: 20th century architecture and planning; 15th century painting
Meredith Martin Meredith Martin
Associate Professor of Art History, Department of Art History, and the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
Fields of study: Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century European Art
Michele Matteini

Michele Matteini
Assistant Professor of East Asian Art, Architecture and Visual Culture, Department of Art History, and the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
Fields of study: East Asian Art

Prita Meier
Associate Professor of Art History, Department of Art History, and the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
Fields of study: African Art and Architecture

Shelley Rice
Arts Professor, Tisch School of the Arts, Department of Art History, and the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
Fields of study: photography and multi-media art
Kenneth Silver
Professor of Art History, Department of Art History,
and the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU

Fields of study: Modern and Contemporary art, design, and culture
Kathryn A. Smith
Professor of Art History, Department of Art History,
and the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU

Fields of study: Early Christian and medieval art; illustrated Gothic manuscripts

Emeritus Faculty

Jonathan J. G. Alexander Jonathan J. G. Alexander
Sherman Fairchild Professor Emeritus of Fine Arts
Fields of study: Early Christian, Byzantine, and Western Medieval Art; Renaissance Art
Norbert S. Baer Norbert S. Baer
Hagop Kevorkian Professor Emeritus of Conservation
Field of study: Conservation of Works of Art and Artifacts
Jonathan Brown Jonathan Brown
Carroll and Milton Petrie Professor Emeritus of Fine Arts
Fields of study: Architecture; Latin American Art, Renaissance Art; Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Art
Guenter Kopcke Günter H. Kopcke
Avalon Foundation Professor Emeritus in the Humanities
Fields of study: Ancient Aegean, Egyptian, Greek and Roman Art; Architecture
Thomas F. Mathews Thomas F. Mathews
John Langeloth Loeb Professor Emeritus in the History of Art
David O'Connor David O'Connor
Lila Acheson Wallace Professor Emeritus of Ancient Egyptian Art
Fields of study: Ancient Aegean, Egyptian, Greek and Roman Art; Archaeology
Patricia Rubin
Professor Emerita of Fine Arts
Field of study: Renaissance Art
Priscilla P. Soucek
John Langeloth Loeb Professor Emerita in the History of Art
Fields of study: Architecture; Art of the Middle East and South Asia