Sarah Rapoport

Sarah Rapoport studies nineteenth-century European art and visual culture with a focus on artistic exchange between Britain and France. Her research interests include art criticism and ekphrasis; materiality and intermediality; alternative modernisms; and marginalized genres and aesthetic categories, such as still life, detail, and the decorative. 

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 Art Collection. 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 in New York, where she assisted with the exhibitions Engineer, Agitator, Constructor: The Artist ReinventedLincoln Kirstein’s Modern, and Cézanne Drawing.

Sarah is currently a 2022-23 Mellon-Marron Museum Research Consortium Fellow in the Department of Drawings and Prints at MoMA.