PhD Student; History of Art & Architecture, AH 386 Teaching Fellow


Antonia Armstrong is a PhD student studying nineteenth and early twentieth century art in the United States. She examines American notions of nature, collecting, and domesticity as visible in paintings and material culture. Prior to attending BU, she received her B.A. in Art History and Ancient Civilizations at Clark University and her MA in History of Art & Architecture at Boston University. Antonia has held internships at the Musée national d’histoire et d’art in Luxembourg and the Worcester Art Museum, and has worked at Clark University’s Archives and Special Collections.

Research Interests:

  • Nineteenth & Early Twentieth Century American Art
  • American Material Culture
  • History of Collecting & Exhibitions

Forum co-CoordinatorGraduate Student History of Art & Architecture Association

MA Paper:
Samuel F. B. Morse’s The Goldfish Bowl (1835): Taste, Domesticity, and Early Nineteenth Century Fish-Keeping