SOVA | Michelle Moseley
School of Visual Arts, SOVA, Virginia Tech, Graphic Design, Studio Art, Art, Creative Technologies, Art History
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Co-Director, MA in Material Culture and Public Humanities / Associate Professor and Chair, Art History and Visual Culture


Office: 351F Henderson Hall

Phone: 540-231-5547



Michelle Moseley received her Ph.D. with honors from the University of Kansas in 2008 in the area of seventeenth-century Dutch and Flemish painting and prints. Other areas of doctoral study include Italian Renaissance sculpture and early modern Northern European prints.


Recent publications investigate issues of class, gender, and economy in informal baroque and Renaissance portraiture, as well as the overlooked role of early modern women in collecting luxury objects. Others include Rembrandt’s etchings and early modern prints as a mechanism for the distribution of new pictorial genres in Europe.


Current research projects focus on female collectors in the early modern Netherlands, representations of labor and identity in Dutch portraiture, and the material culture of early modern prints.


Regularly taught courses include Baroque Art, Renaissance Art, Medieval Art, Arts of China & Japan, Islamic Art, Art Criticism and Research Methods, and the Art History Survey I & II. Advanced topics courses include Museum Ethics, Censorship & Control in Art, Monsters & Marvels in Art, Rembrandt & Rubens, The Power of Prints, Japanese Prints.