Horace D. Ballard

Horace D. Ballard


CCL/SMH 2021-2023


Harvard Art Museums


Theodore E. Stebbins Jr. Associate Curator of American Art

Institution at time of Fellowship

Harvard Art Museums

Horace D. Ballard (Ph.D. Brown) investigates the art, ideas, and visual cultures of the United States and the Americas. His research interests include the legibilities of gender and race in 18th- and 19th-century portraiture; colonial men’s fashion; and the visual and material cultures of religion. Before arriving at the Harvard Art Museums, Ballard held positions in the curatorial, education, and interpretation departments of the Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA); Yale University Art Gallery; the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD); Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson; and the Birmingham Museum of Art.

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