Associate Professor, Art History
Stephanie Leone’s primary field of research is domestic art and architecture and material culture in seventeenth-century Rome. She is currently writing a book manuscript about the architectural projects by Pope Innocent X Pamphilj (r. 1644-1655) and his family, in mid-seventeenth-century Rome, which aims to provide the first comprehensive study of this pope’s architectural and urban patronage. Dr. Leone has published articles about the Pamphilj collections and the display of art in the Palazzo Doria Pamphilj al Corso. Her book on the Palazzo Pamphilj in Piazza Navona, Rome considers the intersection between palaces and social rituals and the roles of architects, patrons, and advisors in building.
Professor Leone teaches courses about all aspects of Italian art from ca. 1300 to 1750, such as Early Renaissance Art in Italy, Italian Baroque Art and Architecture, and Sixteenth-Century Italian Art. She is currently created a new intermediate-level course on Venetian Art and Architecture. In undergraduate seminars, she explores topics related to her research: Italian palaces; domestic architecture around the world, co-taught with Prof. Bloom; the arts of the Mediterranean world, co-taught with Prof. Bloom; and the history of collecting and museums, co-taught with Prof. Netzer. Leone teaches an interdisciplinary course on the history, art, and literature of early modern Rome with colleagues from History and Romance Languages.