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  • Emelie Gevalt,

    University of Delaware
    Newark, DE 19716

    Biography

    Education

    ​B.A., Art History and Theater Studies, Yale University (2003)

    M.A., American Material Culture, University of Delaware/Winterthur Program in American Material Culture (2017)

    Research Interests

    Early American material culture and the history of collecting

    Biography

    Emelie Gevalt is Curator of Folk Art at the American Folk Art Museum. Her research interests include 18th- and 19th-century American portraiture, painted furniture, and African American material culture; her work often looks at such earlier material through the lens of 20th-century histories of collecting and collective memory. Gevalt has held internships at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. She has also held positions at the Museum of Fine Art, Boston and Christie’s, New York, where she was a Vice President and Senior Account Manager in the Trusts and Estates department. She received her Bachelor of Arts in art history and theater studies from Yale and her Master of Arts from the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture. Her Winterthur thesis, on the topic of early 18th-century painted chests from Taunton, Massachusetts, was published in Chipstone’s 2018 edition of American Furniture.

 

 

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  • Department of Art History
  • University of Delaware
  • 318 Old College
  • Newark, DE 19716 USA
  • Phone: 302-831-8415
  • arthistory@udel.edu