Christine Zappella


Christine's dissertation, "Andrea del Sarto's Life of St. John the Baptist and Monochrome Painting in Renaissance Florence,” investigates the ability of monochrome painting to comment on theoretical, theological, and political ideologies in early-cinquecento Florence. Christine holds MAs in Art History from both the University of Chicago and CUNY Hunter College, as well as an MS in Teaching (math concentration) from Pace University.  She has interned in the Old Master's Drawing Department of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, the New York office of Save Venice, Inc., and volunteered in the Education Department of the Guggenheim Museum of Art. Christine's work is grounded in technical examination as well as archival research, and as such she has participated in Harvard's Summer Institute in the Technical Study of Art as well as the Newberry Library's Mellon Summer Paleography Institute.