Associate Curator of European Art
Cory Korkow is Associate Curator of European Art and has worked at the Cleveland Museum of Art since 2008 when she received a Kress Curatorial Post-doctoral fellowship to study the Cleveland Museum of Art’s renowned portrait miniatures collection, culminating in the exhibition Disembodied: Portrait Miniatures and Their Contemporary Relatives. She is the primary author of British Portrait Miniatures at the Cleveland Museum of Art as well as a creative catalogue devoted to the exhibition. She received her BA in art history from the University of Chicago, where she concentrated on Italian Renaissance and British painting, and spent her third year enrolled at the University of Bologna, Italy. Writing a dissertation entitled “Queenship and the Construction of National Identity in Nineteenth-Century British Visual Culture,” Cory received her PhD from the University of Virginia in 2008. She has taught a variety of art history university courses and designed seminars focusing on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century European art, and historicism in nineteenth-century British visual culture. Cory has worked in education and curatorial departments at the Smart Museum in Chicago, the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, Italy. She has lectured and published on research interests ranging from Victorian satirical prints and British Royal portraiture, to Madame Tussauds wax museum tableaux.