Rachel Boyd is a Ph.D. candidate in the Art History Department at Columbia University. She earned her B.A. in the history of art and Italian literature from Yale University in 2009. She went on to study for her M.Phil. in the history of art at the University of Cambridge, where she held a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. Rachel is currently at work on her dissertation; her research examines the three-generation workshop of the Della Robbia family, who invented and quickly became synonymous with a form of sculpture – tin-glazed terracotta – that even today remains instantly recognizable to art historians and non-specialists alike. While her primary field of study is Renaissance art and architecture, she maintains active research interests in nineteenth-century art and historiography and in the material culture of the ancient world. She has held internships at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Yale University Art Gallery and the Frick Collection, and this summer will work at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to contribute research for a 2016 exhibition on the Della Robbia. In September 2015, she will take up a two-year Kress Institutional Fellowship at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florence, Italy.
Center for Curatorial Leadership Trains New Generation of Curatorial Leaders Fifteen Art History Doctoral Students Selected for 2015 CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice The Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL) has announced the participants of the second CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice, recognizing fifteen art history doctoral students ... Read More >