Elizabeth Rice Mattison (PhD, 2020) has been appointed the Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Curator of Academic Programming at the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College. The Assistant Curator of Academic Programming works with Dartmouth faculty and students to integrate the museum’s collections into their academic work. The Assistant Curator runs the day-to-day operations of the Center for Object Study and facilitates the use of the museum’s collections within the College’s curriculum. They will also teach frequently with the collection and support Hood staff and Dartmouth faculty teaching with the collection.
Elizabeth Rice Mattison specializes in the study of art of the medieval and Early Modern world. She completed her PhD at the University of Toronto (November 2020). Her research considers the art and architecture of the Low Countries, France, and Germany in a cross-cultural context. Her current project, Modernizing Tradition: Liège and the Laboratory for Sculpture (1468–1566) examines the developments of sculpture in the context of Protestant anxieties about images and the immigration of artists. Her research analyzes the mobility of objects and artists, the reception of the past, the relationship of the foreign and the local, and responses to iconoclasm. She has published articles in Gesta, Simiolus: Netherlands Quarterly for the History of Art, Burlington Magazine, several edited collections, and museum publications. She is currently editing a volume on exchange in the sixteenth-century Prince-Bishopric of Liège. New research includes the study of female sculptors in the Low Countries, the role of medieval sculpture in early twentieth-century nationalism, and affective engagement with miniature devotional objects.
Congratulations to Elizabeth Rice Mattison!