Associate Professor of Museum Studies and Art History
B.A., Florida State University; M.A. and Ph.D., Indiana University
Since the Fall of 2011, Dr. Katherine T. Brown served as Director of Museum Studies and Assistant Professor of Art History at Walsh University. In May of 2016, she received tenure and was promoted to Associate Professor. Previously (2006-2011), she was Director of Hay House, an Italian Renaissance Revival historic house museum owned and operated by The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, and Curator of Historic Macon Foundation (2004-06), both sites in Macon, Georgia. From 2000-2004, she served as the Art Historian and Program Coordinator for the University of Georgia's Study Abroad Program in Cortona, Italy. Dr. Brown served as the Head of Education for the American Federation of Arts in New York (1997-99), the Curator of Education at the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha (1995-97), and Curator of Education at the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia (1993-95).
Furthermore, she has taught Art History as an adjunct professor at Wesleyan College in Macon, GA; Hunter College (CUNY); and the University of Nebraska-Omaha. She earned her Ph.D. (1998) and M.A. (1992) in Italian Renaissance Art History from Indiana University-Bloomington. Leo S. Olschki Press in Florence published her dissertation on Venetian self-portraiture as a volume in their Pocket Studies in the History of Art Series (2000). Dr. Brown has given conference presentations at the Ohio Museums Association, The Renaissance Society of America, the Medieval Congress at Kalamazoo (MI), and the Medieval and Renaissance Conference at New College in Sarasota (FL). She has led Walsh groups to Rome in 2012 and 2015 and to London in 2014 and 2017.
Her new book, titled Mary of Mercy in Medieval and Renaissance Italian Art: Devotional Image and Civic Emblem, was published by Taylor & Francis Publishers in the Fall of 2016, with a publication subvention from The Renaissance Society of America and The Samuel H. Kress Foundation. Dr. Brown lives in North Canton, OH with her daughter.