Heather Madar

My particular focus as an art historian is on 16th century German art, and more broadly on art of the Northern Renaissance. I teach classes on Medieval Art, Italian and Northern Renaissance Art, Baroque Art and 18th century Art. My scholarly interests center around prints and print culture in 16th century Germany; art and political ideology; cross-cultural interactions in the Renaissance between Western Europe and the Muslim world and their reflection in visual art.  I am currently editing a book titled Prints as Agents of Global Exchange1500-1800, which examines the global dissemination of European prints in the early modern period.

Specialty Area

Art History


PhD, University of California, Berkeley
MA, University of California, Berkeley
MSt, Oxford University
BA, Wellesley College