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Name  Janetta Benton

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Janetta Rebold Benton

Janetta Rebold Benton is an American art historian. She is currently Distinguished Professor of Art History at Pace University in New York City.



Benton received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Cornell University in 1967 and a Master of Arts degree from George Washington University in 1969. She received a PhD from Brown University in 1980. She also earned an MDP diploma from the Management Development Program at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education.


Her main focus of study is the art of the medieval and Renaissance periods. She has a particular interest in humor in art and in iconography, fantastic fauna, and gargoyles.

In 2012-2013 she received a Fulbright Senior Scholar Award to be a visiting professor at the Graduate School of Art History, European University, St. Petersburg, Russia.

She presented subscription lecture series at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York every season 1988-2011. She currently gives public lecture series at the Schimmel Center for the Arts in New York City and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. She also leads tours for the Smithsonian and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In 1995 she was the guest curator and catalog author for an exhibition on "Medieval Monsters: Dragons and Fantastic Creatures" at the Katonah Museum of Art.


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