Margaret Kuntz, Assistant Professor of Art History, is a specialist in Italian Renaissance and Baroque painting, sculpture and architecture. At Drew she teaches a variety of courses, including Renaissance Art and Architecture, European Baroque Art and Architecture, as well as a First-Year Seminar on Art and Controversy and a Research Seminar on Memorials and Monuments, which explores and the processes of memorialization and the structuring of memory. Her scholarly research concerns the decoration and ceremonial functions of the Vatican Palace and St. Peter’s Basilica and the late work of Michelangelo. She is a recipient of the Rome Prize of the Americana Academy in Rome and a past Kress Fellow of the Bibliotheca Hertziana (Max-Planck-Institut), Rome. Her M.A. in art history is from Rutgers University, and her Ph.D. is from The Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.

Recent Publications

“Federico Zuccaro, a prospectus drawing, and the vault stuccoes of the Cappella Paolina,” Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte, vol. 71, 2008, pp. 405-418

“Pope Gregory XIII, Cardinal Sirleto, and Federico Zuccaro: The Program for the Altar Chancel of the Cappella Paolina,” Marburger Jahrbuch für Kunstwissenschaft 35, 2008, (appeared June 2009), pp. 87-112

Recent Lectures

“Maderno, St. Peter’s and the Cappella Paolina,” international conference “CARLO MADERNO (1556-1629) Architekt und Ingenieur im barocken Rom” cosponsored by the Swiss Institute in Rome and the Kunsthistorischen Seminar der Universität Basel (30 November – 2 December 2006)

“The Papal Tomb as Memorial and New St. Peter’s as Mausoleum” Renaissance Society of America, Miami, Florida, 22-24 March 2007

“The Imprese of Pope Paul III Farnese: A Dialogue of Meanings” Renaissance Society of America, Chicago, Illinois, March 2008

“Looking Backwards: Bernini’s Apparatus for the Forty Hours Devotions,” Renaissance Society of America, Los Angeles, California, 19-21 March 2009