Sarah Kyle

Sarah Kyle PhD

Chair, Art and Visual Culture
Professor, Art and Visual Culture
Art & Visual Culture

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(515) 294-1556

Campus Office: 156 Design

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Art and Visual Culture Department
158 College of Design
Ames, IA, 50011
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BA, Visual Arts & English (with honors), University of Western Ontario, London, ON --2000

MA, History of Art, Queen's University, Kingston, ON --2002

PhD, History of Art, Emory University, Atlanta, GA --2010


Research Interests

I'm a historian of late medieval and Italian Renaissance art and ideas and professor and chair of the Department of Art & Visual Culture at Iowa State University. My research focuses on illustrated botanical manuscripts as sites of convergence for Pan-Mediterranean medical traditions, humanist enterprises, and artistic currents, particularly in the courts of northern Italy and in Venice during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.