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Stephanie Ashenfelder

Ashenfelder, Stephanie

Studio Arts Program Coordinator | (585) 273-5995
Sage Art Center


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Barbero, James

Department Assistant | (585) 276-7223
G122 Rush Rhees

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Barhaugh-Bordas, Paloma

Assistant Professor | (720) 480-6767
Sage Art Center

Interests: Reproducible media; Research-based studio practices; Social rituals; The combining of art and design

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Berlo, Janet Catherine

Professor, Art History/Visual and Cultural Studies | (585) 275-4168
513 Morey Hall

Interests: Native American art and visual culture; The politics of representation; Museum studies and critique; Quilt, craft, and “folk art” ; History and historiography; Issues of materiality both old and new

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Bollmann, Marc

Senior Library Assistant, Art and Music Library | (585) 275-9277
G136 Rush Rhees Library


Carl Chiarenza

Chiarenza, Carl

Professor Emeritus
Artist in Residence | (585) 442-1751

Peter Christensen

Christensen, Peter

Assistant Professor of Art History | (585) 276-7173
516 Morey Hall

Interests: 19th and 20th century architectural history, particularly Europe and North America’s international engagement with the Islamic world; history and aesthetics of infrastructure and industry; historicism; cartography and architecture; critical digital humanities

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Collier, Martin

Administrator, Art and Art History Department Office | (585) 275-7451
506 Morey Hall

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Crimp, Douglas

Fanny Knapp Allen Professor of Art History and Professor of Visual and Cultural Studies | (585) 273-5622
518 Morey Hall

Interests: Contemporary art; criticism and theory; dance and dance film


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Duro, Paul

Professor, Art History/Visual and Cultural Studies | (585) 275-9262
519 Morey Hall

Interests: theories of imitation; history painting; hierarchy of the genres; theories of the sublime; frame discourse and analysis; word and image studies; travel writing


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Frontz, Stephanie

Art Librarian and Head of the Art/Music Library | (585) 275-4476
G135 Rush Rhees Library


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Haidu, Rachel

Associate Professor, Art History
Director for Graduate Program in Visual and Cultural Studies | (585) 275-4112
520 Morey Hall

Interests: Modern, postwar and contemporary art; Eastern European postwar and contemporary art; artist's films and videos; contemporary painting; history of photography; national identity and transnationalism; critical theory and poststructuralist theory; feminism, gender and race studies; visual studies


Heather Layton

Layton, Heather

Senior Lecturer | (585) 755-6819
Sage Art Center

Interests: Contemporary art; Painting; Art as activism; Storytelling; Magical realism; Mexican religious art; Democratic dialogue; Intrinsic motivation

Evelyne Leblanc-Roberge

Leblanc-Roberge, Evelyne

Assistant Professor of Art & Lens Based Media | (585) 273-5567
Sage Art Center

Interests: Photography and Video Installation; Representation of Space; Site-Specificity ; Frame Theory; Trompe l'oeil; Book Making; Maps and Floor Plans; Notion(s) of time; Fictions and Documents

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Leonard, Michael

Studio Arts Manager, Sage Art Center | (585) 276-3730
Sage Art Center

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Lewis, Jacob W.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History
Associate Academic Director for Photographic Preservation and Collections Management Program | (585) 275-4285
522 Morey Hall

Interests: History of photography; Nineteenth-century French art; Critical theory of technology; History of the printed image; Twentieth-century American art

Lihong Liu

Liu, Lihong

Assistant Professor of Art History | (585 ) 275-4169
523 Morey Hall

Interests: Chinese art; Critical theories; Landscape and environment; Art, science, and technology; Material culture; Transcultural studies


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Maier, Lorna

Administrative Assistant, Art and Art History Department Office | (585) 275-9249
506 Morey Hall


Cary Peppermint doing acoustic radar research during a residency at the Center for Land Use Interpretation

Peppermint, Cary

Associate Professor of Art and Emerging Practices | (585) 273-5994
Sage Art Center

Interests: Environmental Art and Humanities; New Media; Social Practice


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Saab, A. Joan

Associate Professor, Art History/Visual and Cultural Studies
Chair for Department of Art and Art History | (585) 275-7922
506 Morey Hall

Interests: Twentieth-century American cultural history; media and culture; urban and community studies; popular culture; cultural studies; aesthetic categories and values

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Scheffer, Megan

Gallery Manager and Office Assistant, Sage Art Center | (585) 273-2267
Sage Art Center

Grace Seiberling

Seiberling, Grace

Associate Professor | (585) 275-4169
523 Morey Hall

Interests: Nineteenth-century painting and photography, especially Impressionism; Early British photography; Museums

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Smith, Alexander

Adjunct Instructor of Art and Art History


Allen Topolski

Topolski, Allen

Associate Professor
Undergraduate Advisor for Studio Arts | (585) 275-3994
Sage Art Center

Interests: Studio production that incorporates found materials and a variety of processes to explore nostalgia and memory in technologies of domesticity and convenience.


Sharon Willis

Willis, Sharon

Professor, Art and Art History/Visual and Cultural Studies | (585) 275-5757
517 Morey Hall

Interests: Film history and theory; visual and cultural studies; women's studies and feminist theory; comparative literature and critical theory; French cinema; 19th and 20th century French literature