Natalia Di Pietrantonio

Visiting Lecturer in Art History

Department: Art History
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Academic History

Natalia Di Pietrantonio is an Assistant Curator of South Asian Art at the Seattle Art Museum. Before joining SAM, she held postdoctoral positions at the Bard Graduate Center as the Islamic Art and Material Culture Fellow and at Scripps College as the Consortium for Faculty Diversity Fellow. She has recent publications in Modern Asian Studies, Journal18, and Asian Art Treasures at Scripps College. She completed her bachelor’s at the University of California-Davis, masters at Columbia University, and received a masters and doctoral degree from Cornell University. Her dissertation at Cornell University focused on Indian miniature painting and modern collecting practices of South Asian book arts. Her research has been supported by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, American Institute of Indian Studies, American Institute of Pakistan Studies, Historians of Islamic Art Association, and the Institute of Historical Research-Mellon.

Areas of Expertise

South Asian Art
Islamic Art
Global Early Modern
Material Culture
Book arts