Julia Siemon

Part-time Core Lecturer for Art Humanities

Italian Renaissance
Ph.D., Columbia University, 2015

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Office: 915 Schermerhorn Hall


Julia Siemon is a specialist in Renaissance European art. In addition to lecturing at Columbia, she is an Assistant Research Curator in the Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She holds a PhD in Art History from Columbia University and a BA in Art History and Spanish from Washington University in Saint Louis. Research for her doctoral dissertation, "Bronzino, Politics and Portraiture in 1530s Florence," was carried out with the support of fellowships from the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz and the Medici Archive Project. Her current project is the organization of an international exhibition dedicated to late Renaissance silver, opening at The Met in December 2017, and traveling to Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire, in April 2018. She is editor and co-author (with Ellenor Alcorn, Mary Beard, Wolfram Koeppe, Xavier F. Salomon, and others) of an accompanying volume. She was also recently involved in the organization of an exhibition on Renaissance Maiolica at The Met (October 2016-May 2017). Julia has chaired panels and presented papers at major conferences, including the College Art Association, the Renaissance Society of America, and the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference, and has been invited to speak at the British Institute in Florence, the Frick Collection in New York, and the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto.