Associate Professor of Art History (2000)
Department of Art, Music, & Theatre
Ph.D., Brown University: History of Art and Architecture, 1997
Ph.D. Thesis Title: “The Illuminated Pages of the Codex Amiatinus: Issues of Form, Function and Production”
A.M., Brown University; History of Art, 1993
M.A., University of Massachusetts at Amherst; History of Art, 1991
M.Ed., Clark University, Education, 1973
B.A., Bard College; Music/Languages, 1969
Sample of Courses Taught
Undergraduate: Art History Survey I – Museum-Based, Women and Art, Italian Renaissance Art and Architecture, Medieval Art and Architecture, Introduction to Architecture, Art and Politics
Sample of Publications
- Beall-Fofana, Barbara A., Understanding the Art Museum, Prentice Hall, 2007 (Released September 2006).
- Beall, Barbara Apelian, “A New Chair’s Perspective: Is Untenured Untenable?” The Chronicle of Higher Education, on-line edition, April 2003.
- Beall, Barbara Apelian, “Entry Point to the Scriptorium Bede Knew at Wearmouth and Jarrow: The Canon Tables of the Codex Amiatinus,” Conference Proceeding of The International Conference – Bède le Vénérable: bilan et perspectives, Amiens, France, 3-5 juillet 2002.
- Beall, Barbara Apelian, “Treasures from the Scholar’s Studio.” In The John M. Crawford, Jr. Bequest of Chinese Art, Exhibition Catalogue. Providence: Brown University and the Museum of the Rhode Island School of Design, 1993.
Faculty Development Grant Recipient, 2007
Introduction to African Art and Architecture
Sample of Presentations
- “The Ezra Portrait in the Codex Amiatinus: The Paradigm of the Scribe,” The 39th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 6-9 May 2004.
- “The Tabernacle Illumination in the Codex Amiatinus Re-considered,” The Second Annual International Conference on Biblical Studies in the Early Middle Ages, Gargnano, Lake Garda, Italy, June 2001.
- “Shattered Majesty: An Account and an Analysis of John Ruskin’s Mental Illness and Its Effect on his Reputation,” International Symposium, John Ruskin the Brantwood Years, sponsored by the Ruskin Programme at Lancaster University, Lancaster, 18-20 July 2000.
Other faculty for this department:
- Trahan, Roger,
- True, Michael,
- Quintal, Claire,
- Moline, John,
- Heffernan, John T.,
- Estus, Charles W.,
- Dorenkamp, Angela G.,
- Castaldi, Corazon C.,
- Byrnes, Eugene W.,
- Bromberg, Herbert,
- Barnitt, Allen,
- Babineau, Rev. Alexis A.,
- Aubin, George F.,
- Meunier, Hubert G.,
- Mahon, Paul J.,
- Stuart, Charles K.,
- St. John, David E.,
- Dougherty, Rev. Terrence T., O.C.D.,
- Sullivan, William N.,
- McNett, Jeanne M.,