Photo credit: Bridget Mahan
“In my teaching philosophy I try to stress the continuity in art and the understanding of periods and styles, as Salvador Dali said “the artist who does not imitate produces nothing.” I have been rewarded with some exceptional students that became highly enthusiastic about art history even though they had initially approached me and the discipline with skepticism. As I continue to evolve as a teacher I want to transfer this enthusiasm I still have on learning about art to all my students and make them realize that art history is a wonderful journey though the ages and cultures of this endless creativity of the human mind and spirit.”
With more than twenty years of service in education, teaching and research experience in art history, Elizabeth Bradley has been on the faculty at Montserrat since 2009, teaching art history courses and has served as a co-director and lecturer for Montserrat’s Summer Program in Viterbo, Italy. She is also on the faculty of Salem State University’s Art Department.
Her past faculty positions include Foothill College in Los Altos, CA, Santa Clara University and the Art Institute of Chicago. She was the CEO and founder of Ardial.com, an online gallery promoting emerging artists to emerging collectors. Her museum and gallery experience includes curator at Hang Art Gallery in San Francisco, curatorial assistant at the Stanford University Museum of Art in Palo Alto, CA, and Zygos Gallery in Washington DC. She was also an NEA intern at the Art Institute of Chicago Department of Museum Education, a teaching assistant at Brown University in Providence, RI. She has had articles published by the Art Institute of Chicago and Brown University and assisted in the production the Children’s Guide to the Orlando Museum of Art, FL. She was awarded the Onassis Fellowship from the Onassis Foundation in Athens, Greece and won the James Johnson Award for best art historical paper from the University of Connecticut while a student. She is fluent in several languages.
Education: M.A., History, Art and Architecture, Brown University; B.A., History of Art, University of Connecticut