Andrea Yglesias, Development Officer
Maryl Gensheimer concentrates on Greek and Roman art and archaeology, with research interests in the architecture and architectural sculpture of the city of Rome and in Asia Minor. Her dissertation presents a systematic examination of the decoration and artistic display of the imperial bathing complexes in Rome, and reconstructs, from the perspective of a Roman viewer, the original visual program presented in these imperial contexts.
Genevieve Hendricks’s field of interest is the relationship between painting and architecture, as well as paintings and architects, in the 20th century. Her doctoral dissertation examines Le Corbusier’s work of the 1930s with a focus on the ways in which objects and patterns articulated in his paintings interact with his architectural production.
Nicholas Herman’s dissertation focuses on the work of Jean Bourdichon (1457-1521), a French court painter and book illuminator who was active during a period when the influx of Italian art and artists in France encouraged a mode of representation that vied with the established florid gothic style. Bourdichon, a major figure of his time, has not been the subject of a monographic study in over 50 years.
Cindy Kang’s field of study is French art of the nineteenth century. Her dissertation investigates the role of the decorative in the development of modernism by exploring the relationship between decorative arts and painting during the fin-de-siècle.
Tara Prakash studies the art and archaeology of ancient Egypt. Her research interests include the interconnections between ancient Egypt and other Bronze Age Mediterranean cultures, as well as the representation and symbolic and iconographic implications of the figure of the foreigner in ancient Egyptian art.
Christina Rosenberger’s specialization is modern and contemporary art in the United States. She is utilizing the resources of the Institute of Fine Arts and the Conservation Center to bridge the disciplines of art history, conservation and conservation science in her dissertation covering the early work of Agnes Martin.
Michael Waters’s dissertation concerns materials, materiality, and spolia (reuse of ancient material) in Italian Renaissance architecture. His research also addresses the production, transmission, and translation of sixteenth-century prints of architectural details, as well as the relationship between print and drawing and the development of the architectural Orders.