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Catherine Walsh

Catherine Walsh is an Assistant Professor of Art. She also coordinates the Visual Resource Collection.

She received the B.A. in English and in Fine Art from Vanderbilt University in 2000; the M.A. in Art History from Boston University in 2002; and the Ph.D. in History of Art and Architecture from Boston University in 2015. She is currently working on a book-length study on art-nature and human-landscape relationships in Italian Renaissance art. This study explores ideas first visited in her dissertation, which is entitled “Renaissance Landscapes and the Figuration of Giambologna’s Appennino: An Ecocritical Analysis.” In addition, Walsh is developing a digital mapping project that traces the materials used in Italian Renaissance sculptures from their origins to installation sites and museum collections. Through spatial analysis, this project interrogates the relationship between art history, environmental disruptions, and geological displacements. More information can be found at

Walsh¹s teaching experience includes courses that span the history of Western art. She has taught both components of the survey of Western art; Ancient Greek & Roman Art; Medieval Art; Italian Renaissance Art; and 17th & 18th Century Art. She has offered special topics courses such as “Myths of the Artist” and “Garden Sculpture.” In courses on collections management and exhibition development, Professor Walsh and her students created and continue to maintain a digital catalogue of the university’s art collection. More information can be found at

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