Marsely Kehoe

Lecturer and Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow

Northern European Painting; Dutch Colonial History and Culture
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2012

Contact Information

Phone: (212) 854-1938
Office: Schermerhorn Extension 653 C
Office Hours: Mondays, 12-2 or by appointment


Marsely Kehoe is a specialist in Dutch colonial art history and culture, especially of the Dutch East India Company. Her research focuses on the interconnections of Dutch culture at home and abroad, specifically in regards to still life painting, the nautilus cup, and Dutch city planning and vernacular architecture. Her current projects are an expansion of the scope of her dissertation to include architecture of the Dutch West Indies, particularly Curacao, and the use of East Indian imports in Dutch domestic painting.

Selected Publications

"Dutching the Exotic: The nautilus cup between foreign and domestic in the Dutch Golden Age." Dutch Crossing, Vol. 35, no. 3, November 2011, 272-82.

"The Paradox of Post-Colonial Historic Preservation: Implications of Dutch Heritage Preservation in Modern Jakarta." e-polis: Online Student Journal of Urban Studies (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee), Issue 2, Spring 2008.