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Keith Christiansen, curator. Recipient Excellency award for Italian Culture, Foundation for Italian Art and Culutre, 2005; fellow National Defense Education Act Title IV, 1969-1972; grantee Harvard Travel grant, Italy, 1975, Fulbright grant, 1975-1976; visiting scholar American Academy, Rome, 1998. Fellow: American Academy Art. & Sciences; member: Academy Clementina.


Christiansen, Keith was born on January 6, 1947.


Bachelor in History and French Literature, University California, Santa Cruz, 1965—1969. Master of Arts in Art History, University California, Los Angeles, 1969—1972. Doctor of Philosophy in Art History, Harvard University, 1972—1977.


Assistant curator, European Paintings Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, 1977—1980, associate curator, European Paintings, 1980—1987, curator, European Paintings, 1987—1989, Jayne Wrightsman curator, since 1989. Clarence and Ruth Wedgewood Kennedy professor, Renaissance Studies Smith College, 1999. Member, Grants Committee Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1980—1983.

Adjunct associate professor, Art History and Archeology Columbia University, New York City, 1985, New York City, 86, New York City, 88, New York City, 1992—1994, New York City, 1990, New York City, 97. Adjunct professor Institute Fine Arts, New York University, 1991, 98, 2001. Board member Center for Advisory Study of Visual Arts, 1995—1998.

Member, Grants Board, I Tatti Harvard Center for Renaissance Studies, Florence, since 2002.



Fellow: American Academy Art. & Sciences; member: Academy Clementina.