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Associate Professor of Art History



  • Ph.D., University of Virginia
  • M.A.,  University of Virginia
  • B.A.,  University of Wisconsin-Madison

Teaching Specialties

  • Medieval and Renaissance Art
  • Global Art History

Research Interests

  • Late medieval and early modern Parisian art
  • Ivory carving and the work of tabletier
  • Archival documents, particularly estate inventories
  • Games and toys made in 16th century Paris
  • Printed Books of Hours


  • College Art Association
  • International Center of Medieval Art
  • International Medieval Society - Paris
  • Renaissance Society of America

Links of Interests

The Ivory Mirror: https://yalebooks.yale.edu/book/9780300225952/ivory-mirror

Gothic Ivory Sculpture: https://courtauld.ac.uk/research/courtauld-books-online/gothic-ivory-sculpture

Art in Paris 2020:  https://www.astate.edu/a/study-abroad/faculty-led-programs/liberal-arts-communications/department-of-art-and-design/


Katherine Baker received her Ph.D. in art history at the University of Virginia in 2013. A research fellow at Institut national d'histoire de l'art, first through a Kress Institutional Fellowship and later as a chercheure accueilli, she completed a dissertation on collaborative making in Paris around 1500 while in residence. With a particular interest in what the archival record can tell us about lost artistic production, her current project examines the estate inventory of Chicart Bailly, a Parisian tabletier from the early 16th century. Select discoveries from this document were recently highlighted in the exhibition and accompanying volume The Ivory Mirror: The Art of Morality in Renaissance Europe, with a more comprehensive examination of the document – including an annotated translation – to appear in her book.

Katherine Baker

Contact Information

P: (870) 972-3752


Building: Humanities
Room: 3105