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Slipp, Naomi

TitleAssistant Professor
DepartmentFine Arts
OfficeCollege of Arts and Sciences
Office LocationGoodwyn Hall 209B


A native of Rhode Island (the tiniest state), Dr. NaomiSlipp is an art historian specializing in the intersections between art and science in 19th-century America. Her Ph.D. dissertation examined the art of medicine and was a finalist for the Zuckerman prize in American Studies (McNeil Center, University of Pennsylvania). Her research has been well supported, including by the Boston University Center for the Humanities, The Barra Foundation, the Horowitz Foundation, and AUM.

 In 2013, Dr. Slipp curated Teaching the Body: Artistic Anatomy in the American Academy at the Boston University Art Gallery and published a catalog. Her scholarship has appeared in Sculpture Journal, Athanor, Nineteenth Century Studies Association Online Forum, and Gender Across Borders, the forthcoming volumes Beyond the Battlefield: New England and the Civil War and Bodies Beyond Borders: Moving Anatomies, 1750-1950, and in Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism, Common Wealth: Art by African Americans in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and American Paintings at Harvard, Volume One. She serves as a book review editor for Panorama: The Journal of Association of Historians of American Art and on the Alabama Historical Commission’s Places in Peril committee.  Finally, Dr. Slipp has worked in major museums, including The Terra Foundation for American Art (Chicago), Philadelphia Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Harvard Art Museums. This informs the way she teaches Museum Studies seminars, advises Museum Studies Certificate students, and manages Goodwyn gallery (AUM’s on-campus gallery).


At AUM, Dr. Slipp offers a wide array of art history courses covering the late Renaissance to Contemporary, including Art History 2, History of Photography, American Art, Art Since 1945, and The Artist in Film and Fiction.


Education: Ph.D., Boston University, 2015

                     M.A., University of Chicago, 2009

                     B.A., Hampshire College, 2005