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Independent Scholar and Podcaster (M.A. University of Virginia)
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art history, 18th century art, 18th century Britain, European art, gender, race, identity politics, history of dress, costume history, art reception & transformation
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About Me

Allyson Healey earned her Bachelor’s degree in art history from Scripps College in 2014, and earned her Master’s in art and architectural history from the University of Virginia in 2017. As an intern at Scripps’s Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, she assisted in the mounting of Clay’s Tectonic Shift, a Pacific Standard Time exhibition, in 2012. Along with other interns, she co-curated Archetypal Form: The Art of Performance, a small exhibition of photographs from Scripps’s permanent collections. She also co-curated Modernizing Meiji, an exhibition of Japanese prints and decorative objects, along with other students of Meiji-period Japanese art in 2013. From 2012-2013 she studied abroad at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, where she received a thorough grounding in art historical theory. The primary focus of Allyson’s graduate work was British art of the 18th and 19th centuries, though she undertook coursework on a variety of art historical topics, from the material culture of the Silk Road, to the 18th century excavations of Pompeii and Herculaneum, to the sculpture and architecture of ancient India. She currently writes, produces, and hosts a podcast entitled Art History for All, which is dedicated to making art history more accessible to the general public by relating it to current events and concerns, and by promoting a more diverse and inclusive vision of art history.

Recent Publications
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Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
British Isles, England, United Kingdom, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
18th century
Expertise by Topic
Art & Architectural History, Gender, Material Culture, Women