Katherine Manthorne

Katherine Manthorne is Professor of Art History, Graduate Center, City University of New York. She focuses on hemispheric dimensions of American art, exemplified by Traveler Artists: Landscapes of Latin America from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection (2015) that she edited. This work began with Tropical Renaissance. North American Artists Exploring Latin America, 1839-1879 (1989) and continued with contributions to Fern Hunting Among These Picturesque Mountains. Frederic Edwin Church in Jamaica (2010) and The Unity of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt in the Americas (2014). Currently she is curating California Mexicana: Missions to Murals, 1820-1930 – part of Getty’s Pacific Standard Time LA/LA – for Laguna Art Museum (to open Fall 2017). Dr. Manthorne was formerly director of the Research Center at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Chair of the Department of Art History at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. She received her Ph.D. from Columbia University.