Amy Rahn

Amy Rahn
Title Assistant Professor of Art History and Charles Danforth Gallery Director
Telephone 207.621.3242

Amy Rahn is a teacher, curator, and scholar of American modern and contemporary art with a focus on postwar painting and women artists. Her dissertation on New York School painter Joan Mitchell reconsidered the artist’s years in Paris from 1955 to 1965 as a condensing, transnational moment in her career when she bridged her painting practices in New York and in Paris. Rahn authored an essay on a Mitchell painting from the 1960s for the forthcoming 2020 Joan Mitchell retrospective exhibition catalogue co-published by SFMoMA and Yale University Press. Rahn’s current research concerns the historical consequences of women artists’ networks of understanding and camaraderie.

In addition to her courses on art history and architecture at UMA, Rahn is the director of UMA’s Charles Danforth Gallery. The gallery’s rotating exhibitions feature contemporary artists and the work of art and architecture students from UMA and the wider community.

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ARH 105 History of Art and Architecture I
ARH 106 History of Art and Architecture II
ARH 375 Modern Art II


PhD Stony Brook University 2019.