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DegreesUniversity of Virginia, D.Phil.
University of Virginia, M.A.
University of New Hampshire, B.A.
ExpertiseRenaissance and Baroque art history.
ProfileKimberlee A. Cloutier-Blazzard (BA, University of New Hampshire; MA, Ph.D., University of Virginia) is an Adjunct Faculty Lecturer of Fine Arts at Brandeis University.
Kimberlee began teaching at Brandeis in the Spring of 2009, and also currently teaches at Simmons College, Boston.
While specializing in Northern Renaissance and Baroque art history, she has taught “Buddhist World Art,” "Arts of China and Japan," “Survey of Islamic Arts,” "Italian Renaissance Art," and "Surveys I and II" at various colleges in the Boston area for many years. At Simmons, this Fall/Spring (2015-2016) she's teaching "Intro to Art History: Egypt to Mannerism," "Art in the Age of Rembrandt," "Art Administration Capstone Seminar: Arts in the Community," and "Objects and Ideas-Museum History of Art." At Brandeis, she is teaching "Arts of South Asia" for the Spring semester.
Outside the classroom, she serves as Co-Editor and Publisher for a scholarly e-journal, "Open Inquiry Archive," and delivers public lectures at professional venues, publishes traditional academic essays, as well as online reviews, articles and op-ed pieces. She's currently co-authoring two scholarly books: one on Comic Portraiture in Early Modern Art, the other on Deformity in Baroque Art. From 2012-2015, she served consecutively as Site Manager, Development Associate, and Social Media & Communications Manager at the Sargent House Museum in Gloucester: 1782 home of Judith Sargent Murray (1751-1820), a philosopher, writer and early advocate of women's equality.
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Cloutier-Blazzard, Kimberlee. "Frans Hals’ Merry Drinker as Comic Portrait." Renaissance Society of America Annual Conference, Boston, MA. March 31- April 2, 2016. (forthcoming)
Cloutier-Blazzard, Kimberlee. "The Portrait of Mary McIntosh Sargent: Slavery and 'Natural Slavery' in Federalist Era America." Locating American Art: Finding Art's Meaning in Museums. Ed. Cynthia Fowler. London: Ashgate, 2016. 185-200.
Cloutier-Blazzard, Kimberlee. "Review of Aneta Georgievska-Shine and Larry Silver, Rubens, Velázquez, and the King of Spain." Rev. of Rubens, Velázquez, and the King of Spain, by Aneta Georgievska-Shine and Larry Silver. Notes on Early Modern Art vol. 2 Spring 2015: 47-49.
Cloutier-Blazzard, Kimberlee. "The Elevation of the Deformed in Early Modern Religious and Mythological Art." Notes on Early Modern Art 2. 2 (2015): 9-22.