Dr. Ashbrook has been with the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University since 1990.
Professional Title: Assistant Professor, Chair of Art History
Areas of Academic Focus and Expertise: Art History: Modernism, 19th c., American Art
Area of Work and Concentration at Lesley: Art History and Critical Studies Department Chair
Representative List of Recent Courses Taught: Art of the Western World 1 and 2, and Honors; Modernism; Women in Art; American Art
Education: PhD, Boston University, Art History (1991); MA, Boston University, Art History (1977); BA, Art History, University of Wisconsin – Madison (1972)
Representative List of Recent Publications / Exhibitions:
“Two Portraits of Cape Cod: Amelia Watson and Clare Leighton,” Printing History, July 2010
Effective learning requires engagement with the material. By exploring the work of artists of the past and recent past I hope to bring their accomplishments to life for students in a meaningful way that can inform and enrich their own endeavors. In today’s world critical perspective is essential for success in the arts as it is in most careers.
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