Claudia Rousseau, Ph.D.

Archives for Claudia Rousseau, Ph.D.

Born and raised in New York City, Dr. Rousseau completed a B.A. in Art History at Hunter College (C.U.N.Y.), and her M.A. and Ph.D. at Columbia University in New York. Prior to coming to the DC area in 2001, she lived and worked as a curator, critic and translator in Santiago de Chile in South America for about three years, and in San Salvador, El Salvador for two in the early 1990s. She was a Guest Professor at the Freie Universität in Berlin, as well as having taught study abroad programs in Italy. Currently, she is Professor Emerita of Art History at Montgomery College. An internationally published scholar of Renaissance and Modern art, she is an active critic and editor. Dr. Rousseau has curated many contemporary art exhibits at venues in the Washington DC region, and she continues to serve on the Public Arts Trust Steering Committee of the AHCMC, as well as the Art Review Panel of the Maryland National Park and Planning Commission for Public Art. Since 2010 she has been a juried member of the prestigious International Association of Art Critics (AICA) for her writing on art.

East City Art Reviews: Bethesda Painting Awards 2018  (emphasis on painting)

East City Art Reviews: Bethesda Painting Awards 2018 (emphasis on painting)

The 14th edition of the Bethesda Painting Awards encourages and supports painters and the art of painting. The jurors may have been interested in a more restricted definition of painting than some jurors have been in recent years. There’s an overall impression of hand, of painterly expression. Painting may have died a few times in the past fifty years, but at the moment it is alive and well in the DMV. Read More