Margaret Kuntz

Margaret Kuntz, Professor of Art History, is a specialist in Italian Renaissance and Baroque painting, sculpture and architecture. At Drew she teaches a variety of courses, including Renaissance Art and Architecture, European Baroque Art and Architecture and the history of architecture.

Her scholarly research concerns the decoration and ceremonial functions of the Vatican Palace and St. Peter’s Basilica and the late work of Michelangelo. She is a recipient of the Rome Prize of the American Academy in Rome and a past Kress Fellow of the Bibliotheca Hertziana (Max-Planck-Institut), Rome.

Her M.A. in art history is from Rutgers University and her Ph.D. is from The Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.

Recent Publications

“Michelangelo the ‘Lefty’: The Cappella Paolina, the Expulsion Drawings and Marcello Venusti,” in Michelangelo in the New Millennium. Conversations About Artistic Practice, Patronage and Christianity, ed. Tamara Smithers, series editor Walter Melion, Brill Studies on Arts, Art History and Intellectual History, vol. 14, 2016, pp. 179-209.

“Celebrating the Surrender of La Rochelle in Rome: Urban VIII, The French National Churches and Bernini’s Barcaccia Fountain,” in La Chiesa e il convento della Trinità dei Monti. Ricerche, Nuove letture, Restauri, eds. Colette Di Matteo and Sebastiano Roberto, De Luca Editori D’Arte, 2016, pp. 57-67.

“Questions of Identity: The Temporary Facade at Palazzo Farnese for Queen Christina of Sweden,” Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome (MAAR), vol. 58, 2013, pp. 143-179.

“Mimesis, Ceremony, Praxis: Gregory XIII and the Cappella Paolina,” Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome, 2009, pp. 61-81 (appeared 2010, backdated to 2009)