Emily FolpeAdjunct Assistant Professor
Emily Kies Folpe is an art historian specializing in European and American Art of the 19th and 20th centuries. A graduate of Bryn Mawr College, she received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Art History from Columbia University. Dr. Folpe was a Senior Educator at the Museum of Modern Art, where she directed public programs and wrote exhibition brochures. She has also taught at area institutions, including Sarah Lawrence College, the College of New Rochelle and Sotheby’s Institute of Art, and was a Gallery Lecturer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Her book, It Happened on Washington Square, published by the Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002, documents 300 years of the park’s history. Dr. Folpe has been teaching at SPS for fifteen years.
This course introduces major works and themes of American art, from the nation’s independence to the Civil War.