Renee recently received her Ph.D. from the McIntire Department of Art at the University of Virginia. Although her research primarily focuses on the images of women and nuptial practices in the Archaic and Classical Greek world, she has taught very broadly at the college level. Not only has she given lectures on Impressionism, but Renee has taught courses like “Art History 102” (Renaissance to the 21st century) and has a special interest in the Italian Baroque art (particularly the works of Caravaggio and his followers).
Heather Turnbow is an art historian specializing in Classical Greek and Roman art, with secondary fields in Early Christian and 19th-century art. She has a Ph.D. in Art History and Archaeology from the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University, and an M.A. from the University of Maryland in College Park. As an active member of the Aphrodisias Excavations team in Turkey from 2004 to 2010, she wrote her dissertation on sarcophagi and funerary practices in the Eastern Roman empire. She held a fellowship at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2006-2007, and has traveled extensively in Europe for study and research. After teaching at the Pratt Art Institute and Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, she has returned to her hometown of Washington, D.C. and currently teaches at the Catholic University of America and Marymount University. As a native of the Washington, D.C. area, Heather is well-acquainted with local museums, historic houses, and galleries, and has a special interest in the Classical heritage of the city, which is inspired by political philosophy and expressed in architecture and artistic symbolism.