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Susan Maxwell

Associate Professor (M.A. and Ph.D, University of Virginia)


Renaissance and Baroque Art and the History of Graphic Arts



  • Art 209 - Art History Survey I
  • Art 210 - Art History Survey II
  • Art 308 - Special Topics: History of Prints & Printmaking
  • Art 310 - Ancient Art
  • Art 311 - Medieval Art & Architecture
  • Art 312 - Gothic Art & Architecture
  • Art 313 - Italian Renaissance Art
  • Art 314 - Northern Renaissance Art - Fall 2013 syllabus
  • Art 315 - Baroque Art and Architecture
  • Art 482 - Art History Seminar (special topics have included From Bosch to Bruegel, Art in the Age of Albrecht Dürer, and Italian Renaissance Frescoes)
  • Art 484 - Capstone: Taught as Theory and Methodology

* Syllabi for current semester courses can be found on-line by accessing Polk Library e-Reserves


Contact Information

Office: A/C 510
Telephone: (920) 424.7064


Current Projects

  • “Science and Statecraft in Rubens' Munich Hunt Paintings” presented at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Art and Knowledge in Pre-Modern Europe Colloquium Series 2013, Berlin, March 2013
  • Article in progress:  “The Munich Hunting Paintings of Peter Paul Rubens in Early Modern Political Discourse and Art Theory”
  • Public Lecture: "Raubtiere und Wildschweine: Staatspolitik und Kunsttheorie in Rubens Jagdbildern" Historisches Kolleg München, November 12, 2012
  • Honorary Fellow, Historisches Kolleg München, Fall 2012
  • DAAD Research Fellow, Max-Planck Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Berlin, Spring 2013


  • “Every Living Beast: Collecting Animals in Early Modern Munich.” In Animals and Early Modern Identity, edited by Pia Cuneo, University of Arizona. Ashgate Publishing Company, in press.
  • The Court Art of Friedrich Sustris: Patronage in Late Renaissance Bavaria, Ashgate Publishing Company, 2011.
  • “The Pursuit of Art and Pleasure in the Secret Grotto of Wilhelm V of Bavaria,” Renaissance Quarterly 61:2 Summer (2008): 414-462.
  • "A Marriage Commemorated in the Stairway of Fools," Sixteenth Century Journal 36:3 (2005): 717-741.
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