She is an art historian, museum educator, and an art educator in academia. Crossing and intersecting these disciplines in her career trajectory and in her research interests, she aims to bridge the intersections about things that traditionally have been categorized and defined by culture, time and space while questioning the pedagogical boundaries within these ways we think and learn about art and museum history. A native from Cleveland, Ohio, this emerged in her master’s thesis The Impact of Islamic Art and Architecture in Venice 1200-1500. In New York she worked at the Solomon R. Guggenheim museum, assisted a curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the Islamic Art department with the exhibition, Venice and the Islamic World 828-1797, and managed K-12 school programs in the Education department of the Met where she worked with students, teachers, volunteers, museum educators and curators. Recently enrolled full time in a doctoral program at Teachers College of Columbia University in Art Education, she worked as a contractual museum educator doing outreach in NYC public schools for the New York Historical Society, as a research assistant to the Art Education program chair editing and researching material for publication, and mentoring and advising masters students in the Arts Administration program with their required internship. One of her current projects and future publications is an edited version of a Timeline of Art Education authored by Al Hurwitz. Originally in paper form, it is morphing into an online publication. She is a doctoral candidate at Teachers College.
Ms. Adrienne D’Angelo worked as a research assistant on the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibition entitled, Venice and the Islamic World 828-1797.