Dr. Bernadine Barnes

WGS Rotating Core Faculty  and Professor of Renaissance Art History



Contact Information:

Office: Scales Fine Arts Center 106

Phone: (336) 758-5303




Ph.D. Art History, University of Virginia, 1986

M.A. Art History,University of Pittsburgh, 1981

B.A. Psychology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1973

Curriculum Vitae

WGS Courses:

WGS 221: Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies

Art 351: Topics in Gender and Art


Professional/Research Focus:

Sixteenth Century Italian Art

Issues related to viewing art (audience, access, display); canon construction


Selected Publications:


  • EVA / AVE: Women in Renaissance and Baroque Prints (Washington and New York, 1990). Co-author with H. Diane Russell.


  • “The Understanding of a Woman: Vittoria Colonna and Michelangelo’s Christ and the Samaritan Woman,Renaissance Studies (in press)
  • Review of Sister Giustina Niccolini, The Chronicle of Le Murate, edited and translated by Saundra Weddle, in The European Legacy, scheduled to appear June, 2013
  • “Aretino, the Public, and the Censorship of the Last Judgment,” in Suspended Licenses: Studies in Censorship and the Visual Arts, ed. Elizabeth Childs (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1997), 59-84.