Dr. Sarah K. Kozlowski

Associate Director, The Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History

Dr. Sarah K. Kozlowski earned her BA in Art History (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) from Wheaton College, her MA from Williams College/The Clark Art Institute, and her PhD from Yale University.

Focusing primarily on fourteenth- and fifteenth-century Naples, her research asks how paintings and other artworks figure their own condition of mobility, and how the materials of painting generate meaning. These and other questions are explored in “Circulation, Convergence, and the Worlds of Trecento Panel Painting: Simone Martini in Naples,” which appeared in Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte 78:2 (2015) and “Toward a History of the Trecento Diptych: Format, Materiality, and Mobility in a Corpus of Diptychs from Angevin Naples,” which will appear in Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte in 2018.

Also forthcoming are John Wilcox: Diptychs and Polyptychs, a co-authored catalogue (with Benjamin Lima) to accompany a co-curated exhibition at The Wilcox Space; “Matter and Meaning in Piero della Francesca’s Legend of the True Cross,” an invited essay for a volume in honor of Marcia Hall; “Jan van Eyck’s Saint George and the Dragon between Bruges and Naples;” and a co-edited issue of Predella on new approaches to fifteenth-century Naples.

Her new research project explores thirteenth- and fourteenth-century panel paintings with fictive porphyry versos.

Dr. Kozlowski joined the O’Donnell Institute in February 2015. She oversees the O’Donnell Institute’s new Master’s program in art history, which will welcome its inaugural class in Fall 2018; heads the newly-formed Center for the Art and Architectural History of Port Cities, a partnership between the O’Donnell Institute and the Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte in Naples; and is spearheading the next phase of The Wilcox Space as a site for the exhibition and documentation of the work of important painters in Dallas and Fort Worth.