Nicola Courtright Named Vice Chair of American Council of Learned Societies and Editor-in-Chief of Grove Art Online

Nicola M. Courtright, professor of the history of art, chair of European studies and past president of the College Art Association, has been elected vice chair of the Executive Committee of the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). She has also been appointed editor-in-chief of Oxford’s Grove Art Online.

Nicola Courtwright

Nicola Courtright

Professor of Art and the History of Art

Professional and Biographical Information


Ph.D., The Institute of Fine Arts, New York University (1990)
M.A., Yale University (1978)
B.A., Oberlin College (1976)
A.M. (honorary), Amherst College (2004)

Research Interests

My publications span a wide range of areas within sixteenth and seventeenth-century European art history, including the art and architecture of the Vatican, Bernini sculpture, Rembrandt drawings, and most recently the art and architecture of French royal residences.

Amherst College Art Historian Nicola Courtright Looks at Counter-Reformation Rome in New Book

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Amherst College Professor Nicola Courtright is New President of College Art Association

January 17, 2006 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Nicola Courtright, a professor of fine arts at Amherst College, has been elected president of the College Art Association for a two-year term, beginning in May.