Sarah Linford

Art historian, curator, and educator specialized in modern and contemporary art, Dr. Sarah Linford works with emerging and established artists, galleries and museums on both sides of the Atlantic. She has curated widely, working at and with the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the National Gallery of Art, Washington, the Orsay, the Petit Palais, among others. Educated primarily in the U.S. and in France, she attended the ENS-Ulm; the University of Paris 7; her French D.E.A. won first prize at Trinity College, Dublin; her French doctorate, the Musée d’Orsay prize for best Ph.D. In the US, her degrees in art history and comparative literature – first prize at the University of Berkeley – were followed by Masters and Ph.D. degrees in modern and contemporary art from Princeton University. In addition to curating and publishing, Linford has taught, advised and lectured internationally, including at the post-graduate program of the universities of Munich and Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, of California, Quebec at Montréal, Paris-Ouest (Nanterre), Paris-Est (MLV), and the École du Louvre, the ENS Cachan, the Cooper-Hewitt-Smithsonian and NYU. After five years at the Academy of Fine Arts of Rome, teaching and establishing relations with the city’s historic foreign academies and Rome’s major cultural institutions, she joined the faculty of John Cabot University’s Department of Art History and Studio Art in 2018 and of the RUFA in 2020.