Celka Straughn

Andrew W. Mellon Director of Academic Programs
Spencer Museum of Art
Ph.D., University of Chicago
Primary office:
785-864-0136

Dr. Straughn is Andrew W. Mellon Director of Academic Programs at the Spencer Museum of Art. Her doctoral dissertation at the University of Chicago examined Jewish art and expressionism in early twentieth-century Germany.

Research Interests: modern German art, Jewish art and culture in Germany, art collecting and exhibitions, art historiography, digital humanities, medical humanities.


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