Lynette Bosch

Professor of

Art History

Brodie 230
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454


Curriculum Vitae

Faculty Information


  • Ph.D., Princeton University
  • M.F.A., Princeton University
  • M.A., Hunter College, CUNY
  • B.A., Queens College, CUNY


  • 2014 – Rothkopf Scholar Award, Lafayette College
  • 2009 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Research and Creativity
  • 2005 National Endowment for the Humanities Grant for Summer Seminar forCollege and University Professors, "Negotiating Cuban-American Identity in Philosophy, Literature and Art" Held jointly with, Jorge Gracia, Distinguished Professor, University of Buffalo, and Isabel Alvarez Borland, College of the Holy Cross
  • 2005 Daniel Silberberg Lecture, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
  • 2004 Franklin Research Grant, American Philosophical Society
  • 1998-1999 - Bunting Institute Fellowship, Radcliffe College, Harvard University
  • 1998 Program for Cultural Cooperation Between Spain's Ministry of Culture and United States Universities
  • 1997 Michael L. Walzer Research & Teaching Award, Brandeis University
  • 1991 New York State Decentralization Grant, SUNY, Cortland, N.Y. Arts council, lecture series on "Women, Art and Religion"
  • 1989 American Philosophical Society Research Grant
  • 1989 National Endowment for the Humanities, Travel Award
  • 1986 National Endowment for the Humanities Travel Award
  • 1986 American Council of Learned Societies Research Grant
  • 1984 Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • 1983 Fulbright/Spanish Government Grant, declined for an AAUW Fellowship
  • 1983 American Association of University Women Fellowship
  • 1979 Renaissance Society of America, Summer Paleography Workshop Grant, tuition and Support

Publications and Professional Activities

  • Books: Art, Liturgy and Legend in Renaissance Toledo: The Mendoza and the Iglesia Primada, Penn State Press, 2000 given the Eleanor Tufts Book Prize (2001) from the American Society of Hispanic Art Scholars
  • The Artistic Splendor of the Spanish Kingdoms: The Art of Fifteenth-Century Spain, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Exhibition Catalogue, with Judith Berg Sobre, 1996
  • Life Streams: The Cuban and American Art of Alberto Rey, SUNY Press, 2014, Co-Editor with Mark Denaci and Contributor
  • Cuban-American Literature and Art, SUNY Press, 2009, Co-Editors Jorge Gracia and Isabel Alvarez Borland, Contributor of Essay on Cuban-American Art
  • Identity, Memory and Diaspora: Voices of Cuban-American Philosophers, Writers, Poets and Artists, SUNY Press, 2007, Co-Editors: Jorge Gracia, Isabel Alvarez Borland, Lynette M.F. Bosch, Contributed Interviews/Essay on Cuban-American Artists
  • Cuban-American Art in Miami:Exile, Identity and the Neo-Baroque, Ashgate Books, 2004, Author
  • Ernesto Barreda: Contemporary Chilean Painter, Morgan Press, Santiago de Chile, 1996, Author
  • In Press: Agnolo Bronzino: The Muse of Florence, New Academia Press, forthcoming, Editor Liana de Girolami Cheney, Contributor of Chapters on The Chapel of Eleonora de Toledo and Bronzino's Paintings for Bartolomeo and Lucrezia Panciatichi
  • Work in Progress/Under Contract: Mannerism, Spirituality and Cognition: Vividity and the Meaning of Style in Italy, France and Spain
Spring 2015 Classes

ARTH 172:

    A survey of the history of architecture, painting and sculpture within the Western tradition from the Renaissance through the Rococo Period and an introduction to the process of art historical analysi
    s. Offered once per year
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ARTH 200:
Art &Religion in West:400-1100

    This course is intended to be an introduction to the development of art within a religious context. The material covered will trace religious thought from the Greco-Roman world to the end of the Roman
    esque stage of art in Western Europe. The course will cover, Greece (Archaic to Hellenistic), Rome (through the Roman conquest of Jerusalem), the emergence of Christianity and its conflicts with Rome, the development of the Byzantine world, the development of Islam and the conflicts, the increase of migrations from Scandinavia and the Germanic areas, Celtic culture and the history of the Crusades. Offered on a two-year rotation
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ARTH 387:
Research Methods in Art Hist

    A study of the history of art history as a discipline and an analysis of diverse art, historical methodologies and theories. Intensive reading and writing, with stress on research skills, writing tec
    hniques, oral presentations and class discussion. Graduate school and career options will be explored. Prerequisites: Enrollment is limited to art history majors or students with significant art history background who have received permission from the instructor. Offered every year
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