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Marian F. Granfield

Faculty Fellow and Director, Art History with Museum Studies

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Marian Granfield joined the faculty of the Theatre and Fine Arts Department as a faculty fellow in 2013 and is the Director of Art History with Museum Studies. She was formerly the Curator of Education at the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University for nine years where she also served as a lecturer for the Meet Me at the CAM series and curator of the Education Galley.  She has over thirty years of professional experience in the field of Visual Arts.  Past experiences include, Director of the Art Department, Curator of the Singer Gallery, and Administrative Director of the Schwayder Theatre at the Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center of Denver, CO, (now the Mizel Arts and Culture Center); Research Assistant, Interpretive Project, Denver Art Museum, Program Director at Downtown Aurora Visual Arts in Aurora, CO, and Assistant Director of Gallery NAGA (Newbury Associated Guild of Artists) in Boston, MA. She received her M.A. in Art History with Museum Studies from the University of Denver, and received a B.A. in Fine Arts from Emmanuel College in Boston, MA. Professor Granfield has taught courses in Art History at Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO, Metropolitan State University, Denver, CO, and currently teaches 14th - 19th Century Art, 19th Century Art, 20th Century Art, Women in Art, Introduction to Museum Studies, and Religion and Art at Niagara University.  She is the editor of Frammenti della Vita, the Art and Writings of Jefferson D.Rubin, and most recently a contributing writer to the publication, The Armand & Eleanor Castellani Collection: Art for the Public Eye, for which she also curated the accompanying museum-wide exhibition, Highlights: The Castellani Collection in 2015