Kimberly Rhodes (Ph.D. Columbia University), Associate Professor of Art History, writes and teaches about modern and contemporary visual culture and has worked as an art historian in both museum and academic settings. Professor Rhodes is the Director of the New York Semester on Contemporary Art and regularly teaches courses on nineteenth-century art, early twentieth-century art, and American art.Her recent publications include “Archetypes and Icons: Materialising Victorian Womanhood in 1970s Feminist Art” in Neo-Victorian Studies, Ophelia and Victorian Visual Culture: Representing Body Politics in the Nineteenth Century (Ashgate, 2008), “Double Take: Tom Hunter’s The Way Home (2000)” and “Degenerate Detail: John Everett Millais and Ophelia’s Muddy Death,” in John Everett Millais: Beyond the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (2001).
Her work in the collection The Afterlife of Ophelia (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), exemplify her transhistorical, multidisciplinary approach to the study of art history. Her current research projects continue the exploration of relationships among Shakespeare’s plays and nineteenth-century visual culture, primarily in the arena of landscape art. More information on Kimberly Rhodes.