Art History Faculty

Dr. James Hargrove
Assistant Professor of Art History
Department: Fine Arts
Office: 311 Olin Hall
Phone: 540-375-2553

Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania, History of Art
M.A. University of Leeds, Modern British History
B.A. New York University, History

Art, Culture & Society II:  Renaissance - Modern
Eighteenth-Century European art
Nineteenth-Century European Art
Twentieth-Century Art
Arts of the United States
Impressionism & Post-Impressionism
Research Seminar in Art History
Scotland: Artistic and Cultural Legacies (IL May Travel Course)
A Tale of Two Cities:  London and Paris (IL May Travel Course)

Scholarly Interests:
Professor Hargrove's research interests focus upon art and visual theory in nineteenth-century France.  More specifically, he works on the sculptor Auguste Rodin, on architectural sculpture, and on the mural painting projects carried out in Paris during the Second Empire and the Third Republic.  His theoretical concerns delve into art and national identity, the nature of sculptural apprehension in the modern era, and the phenomenology of sculptural and architectural space.  He is also interested in the aesthetics of urban culture in Paris and London.

Jane C. Long 

Dr. Jane C. Long
Joanne Leonhardt Cassullo Professor of Art History
Department:  Fine Arts
Office:  242 Olin Hall
Phone:  540-375-2218

Ph.D. Columbia University, Art History
M.A. Columbia University, Art History
A.B. Brown University, Art History

Art, Culture & Society I:  Prehistory - Middle Ages
Medieval Art
Renaissance Art
Baroque: Popes, Kings & Businessmen in 17th-century Europe
Early Netherlandish Painting
Leonardo, Michelangelo & Raphael
The Golden Age of Dutch Painting:  Rembrandt & Vermeer
Visualizing Italy (IL May Travel Course)
Research Seminar in Art History

Scholarly Interests:
Jane Long's research centers on Italian Renaissance art, though she more narrowly specializes in fourteenth-century Florentine painting.  She is particularly interested in narrative composition, the ways that audience expectations shaped the understanding of works of art, and how artistic choices helped to determine the messages different audiences received. She has publications in Renaissance Quarterly, Studies in Iconography, Gesta, and The Sixteenth Century Journal.

Leslie Warden, AA's Rock

Dr. Leslie Anne Warden
Assistant Professor of Art History and Archaeology
Department:  Fine Arts
Office:  243 Olin Hall
Phone:  540-375-2072


Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures (Egyptian archaeology)
M.A. University of Pennsylvania, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
B.A. University of California, Davis, Anthropology with an emphasis in Archaeology

Introduction to Archaeology
Art and Archaeology of Ancient Egypt
Archaeology of Death in the Ancient Near East
The Encyclopedic Museum and Archaeological Ethics
Egyptian Temples
Research Seminar in Art History

 Scholarly Interests:
Dr. Warden works in the Egyptian Old Kingdom (ca. 2600-2200 BC), commonly known as "The Pyramid Age." Her primary area of focus is archaeological ceramics analysis. Her research focuses on two ceramic forms dominant in the Old Kingdom, beer jars and bread moulds. She has used these forms to help define the functioning of the Egyptian non-monetary economy - an economy literally run on bread and beer - outside of the royal house. Additionally, she has been a member of the North Kharga Oasis Survey (NKOS) since 2001, working with pharaonic and Roman archaeology in the Egyptian oases. She is currently the project's head ceramicist.  She is broadly interested in Egyptian ceramics, the relationship of the Egyptian provinces to the capital, and non-elite material culture.


May Term, London & Paris, 2014