Jane Evans

Ph.D. Candidate
18th- and 19th-century European art
Dissertation Title: 
Perspectives on History and Heritage: J.M.W. Turner's Estate Views
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Jane Evans earned Bachelor’s degrees in history and French from Arizona State University then completed a Master’s in art history from Syracuse University. Her MA work focused on early modern northern European art, a field that remains her minor. Her dissertation considers the estate views of British landscape artist, JMW Turner, as a discrete body of work in relation to social, artistic, and biographic ideas about history, heritage, and legacy. She has held multiple fellowships at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, most recently acting as assistant curator with Gary Tinterow on the large retrospective, Degas: A New Vision. In addition to academic work, Jane has served as the External Vice President for the Humanities Graduate Student Association and continues to work as a consultant at the Center for Written, Oral, and Visual Communication.