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Kathleen A Curran
Professor of Fine Arts
Phone: (860) 297-2504 Office Location: Hallden 114
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Trinity College faculty member since 1990 View office hours for Fall 2015
General ProfileTeachingResearchPublications/PresentationsHonors/Awards
Ph.D., Univ. of Delaware (1986)
M.A., New York Univ. (1981)
B.A., Newcomb College of Tulane Univ (1977)

Kathleen Curran has taught at Trinity since 1990. A specialist in architectural history, she believes in the importance of understanding the built environment: buildings, cities, and landscapes. A winner of the 1997 Arthur H. Hughes Teaching Award, Curran teaches the specialist and non-specialist alike. Besides her courses in the history of architecture and cities, she has served as the College’s architecture adviser and has sent many students off to successful careers in architecture, historic preservation, and art history. Her book "The Romanesque Revival: Religion, Politics, and Transnational Exchange" (Penn State Press, 2003) won the Henry-Russell Hitchcock Award given by The Victorian Society in America. Her forthcoming book (2016) "The Invention of the American Museum, 1870--1930: From Craft to Kulturgeschichte" examines the intellectual origins of the American art museum.