Katherine A. Rush, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor of Art & Architecture History

Katherine Rush received her Ph.D. in the History of Art and Architecture from Trinity College Dublin. Katherine’s doctoral thesis focused on visual connections between the sacred and secular in fourteenth-century French Arthurian manuscripts and ivories. During the final year of her Ph.D., Katherine worked as the post-doctoral curatorial intern in the Department of Manuscripts at the J. Paul Getty Museum, where she co-curated “Artful Words: Calligraphy in Illuminated Manuscripts,” and contributed to “The Book of Beasts: The Bestiary in the Medieval World.” Katherine’s research interests encompass late medieval art and material culture, especially French manuscripts and ivories. She is currently expanding her research into the visual marriage of the sacred and secular in late medieval French romances. In addition to the Getty, Katherine has also worked at the Saint Louis Art Museum and the Walters Art Museum.


Ph.D., History of Art and Architecture, Trinity College Dublin
M.A., History of Art and Visual Culture, University of Oxford
B.A., History of Art, Goucher College