Dr. Jorgelina Orfila joined the Art History faculty in Fall 2008. Originally from Argentina, her Ph.D. is from the University of Maryland, College Park. Her dissertation Paul Cézanne and the Making of Modern Art History explores the historiography of art history and museography in the interwar period. In 1997-1998 she was a Lampadia Fellow at the Department of European Paintings, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. From 2000 on, she had short term contracts to work at the Archives of that institution and before coming to TTU served as the Chester Dale Exhibition Research Fellow. Dr. Orfila has curated numerous exhibitions and published several articles in her areas of special interest: Modernism and the history of art history, Paul Cézanne, John Rewald, museography in the Interwar Period, and the use of photographs for the study of modern art. She is at present working with Dr. Francisco Ortega-Grimaldo on a research and teaching interdisciplinary project that examines the intersections of animation and the fine arts.
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