Ph.D., Univ. of Delaware
M.A., New York Univ.
B.A., Newcomb College of Tulane Univ
Kathleen Curran has taught at Trinity since 1990. A specialist in architectural history, she believes in the importance of understanding the built environment: buildings, cities, and landscapes. A winner of the 1997 Arthur H. Hughes Teaching Award, Curran teaches the specialist and non-specialist alike. Besides her courses in the history of architecture and cities, she has served as the College’s architecture adviser and has sent many students off to successful careers in architecture, historic preservation, and art history. Her book The Romanesque Revival: Religion, Politics, and Transnational Exchange (Penn State Press, 2003) won the Henry-Russell Hitchcock Award given by The Victorian Society in America. Her recent book The Invention of the American Art Museum, 1870-1930: From Craft to Kulturgeschichte (Getty Research Institute, 2016) examines the intellectual origins of the American art museum that gave birth to the museum movement at the turn of the twentieth century.