Lecturer; Baroque Art


Christina An received her BA in English from Stanford University, and her MA and PhD in the History of Art & Architecture from Boston University. Her dissertation, focused on Johannes Vermeer and Asia/Netherlands cross-cultural exchange, is currently being revised for publication as a book, and was also the subject of her recent presentation at the Rijksmuseum’s International Vermeer Symposium (connected to the 2023 blockbuster Vermeer exhibition) and publication in The Rijksmuseum Bulletin. During her graduate studies, she spearheaded education and community engagement initiatives at the Boston University Art Gallery and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.Prior to her graduate work, she had a career in educational leadership through senior management roles at the national office of Teach For America. Her experience as an elementary school teacher in an urban under-resourced school continues to guide her commitment to diversity and equity in the arts and culture sector, both in classroom and museum spaces.

“Johannes Vermeer, Asian Porcelain, and the Primacy of Painting in Seventeenth-Century Holland”