Jane Celeste earned her 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, J.M.W. 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, Celeste has served as the External Vice President for the Humanities Graduate Student Association and continues to work as a consultant and Graduate Assistant Director at the Center for Academic and Professional Communication.
Following her graduation, Dr. Celeste will teach the department’s newest summer course HART 257: Art & Art History in the Long Nineteenth Century in summer 2020, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship position at the Center for Academic and Professional Communication at Rice University.
2019 Historians of British Art Travel Award