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educator , art historian

Nancy Netzer is an American educator and art historian. She is a Professor of art history at Boston College and Director of McMullen Museum of Art.


Nancy Netzer was born on July 25, 1951 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.


Netzer received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Connecticut College in 1978. She graduated from Harvard University with a Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1986.


Netzer began her career as an Assistant curator at Museum Fine Arts in Boston in 1982.

Since 1990 she has been a Professor of art history at Boston College. Nancy teaches courses on European medieval art of the first millennium and the history and philosophy of museums from the classical period to the present. She has also been a Director of McMullen Museum Art since 1990.

Netzer was a member of Board advisory of International Center of Medieval Art in New York City in 1990-1994. Then she was appointed a Director of that center, where she worked from 1995 to 2000.


  • For her work Nancy Netzer has received fellowships from the Whiting Foundation and the American Council for Learned Societies and numerous grants from the National Endowment for the Arts.



Netzer is a member of Antiquaries Society.


On November 10, 1974 Nancy Netzer married Robert A. S. Silberman.

Robert A. S. Silberman