Sarah Cantor will be a Junior Fellow at Dumbarton Oaks for the academic year 2013-2014, conducting research for a project on the intersections between the study of natural history and landscape painting in seventeenth-century Rome. She defended her dissertation, "The Landscapes of Gaspard Dughet: Artistic Identity and Intellectual Formation in Seventeenth-Century Rome," in May of 2013.
Sarah received her BA from the University of Pittsburgh in 2002 and her MA from Maryland in 2005. She has held internships and fellowships at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, the National Gallery of Art, Belair Mansion and Stable in Bowie, MD, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. She has published catalogue entries on old master drawings for exhibitions at the Frick Art and Historical Center in Pittsburgh and at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown, MD, and has organized exhibitions on amateur artists in nineteenth-century Maryland for Belair Mansion and on printmaking and publishing in eighteenth-century Venice for the Philadelphia Museum of Art. In addition to her work at museums, Sarah has received several fellowships, including a Fulbright for the academic year 2010-2011, working at the Bibliotheca Hertziana in Rome, a dissertation completion fellowship from the Graduate School at the University of Maryland, and smaller grants from the Cosmos Club Foundation and the Walter Read Hovey Memorial Fund to conduct research for her dissertation.