Kathryn Gerry

Kathryn Gerry

Assistant Professor

Art History

MA, University of Maryland
PhD, Johns Hopkins University

Kathryn Gerry is an assistant professor of art history at the Memphis College of Art, where she teaches material from the ancient, medieval, and early modern periods. She earned a BA from Smith College in 1999, an MA in art history from the University of Maryland in 2001, and a PhD in art history from Johns Hopkins University in 2008. While working on her PhD, she spent two years in residence at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, supported by a Samuel H. Kress Foundation Pre-Doctoral Research Fellowship (2005-2007), and after completing her PhD, she held an Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellowship at the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore (2009-2011). Before coming to MCA, she taught courses at a number of colleges and universities in the Baltimore/DC area and was a visiting assistant professor of medieval art at the University of Kansas (2011-2014).

Kathryn Gerry has published articles on medieval manuscripts and portable works of art, contributed to a number of exhibition catalogues and reference works, and co-authored a book on the medieval collection of the Walters Art Museum. She is currently working on a book project titled Searching for Sanctity: The Cult of Saints at St Albans in the Long Twelfth Century, for which she was awarded a research fellowship from the Kress Foundation and the International Center of Medieval Art. In addition to teaching and publishing, she has organized a number of conference panels and symposia.

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Office Hours:

M: 1–3 p.m.; Th: 1–2 p.m.

Office Location:

Gibson 130

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