Sarah Rapoport

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Third Year
19th-Century European Art and Visual Culture

Sarah Rapoport studies nineteenth-century European art and visual culture, with a focus on Britain and France. Her research interests include art criticism and ekphasis; materiality and intermediality; and marginalized genres and aesthetic categories, such as still life, detail, and ornament. She received her her B.A. with highest honors in Art and Archaeology from Princeton University, where she was awarded the Stella and Rensselaer W. Lee Prize for her thesis, “Surface Anxieties: Vulgarity in the London Paintings of James Tissot.” She has held curatorial internships at The Frick, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Princeton University Art Museum and the Huntington. Prior to joining the doctoral program at Yale, she served as the Louise Bourgeois 12-Month Intern in Drawings and Prints at the Museum of Modern Art, where she assisted with the exhibitions Lincoln Kirstein’s Modern, Engineer, Agitator, Constructor: The Artist Reinvented, and Cézanne Drawing.