Ellen Longsworth

Academic Title

  • Professor Emeritus, Art History

Contact Information

  • Funerary Sculpture in 14th to 16th Century Italy
  • Michelangelo Early Sculpture
  • Life-Sized Polychrome Terracotta Devotional Groups
  • Sculpture of North Italy’s Sacri Monti
  • San Carlo Borromeo
  • Ph.D. Italian Renaissance Art and Architecture Boston University
  • M.A. Italian Renaissance Art University of Chicago
  • B.A. Art History and Studio Art Mount Holyoke College
  • Art of the Baroque
  • Historiography and Methodologies of Art History
  • Italian Renaissance Painting and Sculpting
  • Michelangelo
  • Northern Italian Renaissance Sculpture

“The Monument to Ambrogio Grifi in San Pietro in Gessate in Milan,” in Adrea del Verrocchio and Late Quattrocento Italian Sculpture, Steve Bule, et al, Florence, 1992.

“The ‘So-Called’ Monument to Camillo Borromeo,” Acts of the Symposium on Milanese Renaissance Art.” 79th Annual Conference of the College Art Association, Arte Lombarda, 1992/1, 61-69.

“Michelangelo and the Eye of the Beholder: The Early Bologna Sculptures,” Artibus et Historiae, Vienna-Cracow, 2002: 77-82.

“Stylistic and Iconographic Considerations: The Lamentation in the Church of Santo Sepolcro in Milan,” Artibus et Historiae, Vienna-Cracow, 2009: 91-114.

Book review: “Rubens and the Archaeology of Myth, 1610-1620,” by Aneta Georgievska-Shine, for Discoveries, South-Central Renaissance, 2010 (invited; published online).

Review of exhibitions: “Modeling Devotion: Terracotta Sculpture of the Italian Renaissance,” Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, and “The Art of Devotion: Panel Painting in Early Renaissance Italy,” Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley, MA, for the College Art Association, October 2010 (invited; published online).

  • Last Lecture, Merrimack College, 1999
  • Ciejek Fellowship for Humanistic Research, Merrimack College, 1998-99