Estate of Rebecca M. Vanel Assistant Professor of History of Art and Architecture

Rebecca Molholt's area of focus is Roman art and architecture, and specifically the art of houses and baths in the Roman provinces. She received her Ph.D. from Columbia University and a Master's degree in Art History from Williams College. She has worked with Pompeiian art for an exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, with the late Roman-early Byzantine mosaics of Antioch for a show at the Worcester Art Museum, and co-curated an exhibition on the images of masculinity in late antiquity for Reed College. Her current work centers on the medium-specific talents of floor mosaics from Roman North Africa, and the many ways they prompt viewers to think on their feet.

scholarly work

"Roman Labyrinth Mosaics and the Experience of Motion," The Art Bulletin, September 2011.
Arthur Kingsley Porter Prize by the College Art Association, 2011.

"Mosaic of Hermes Carrying the Infant Dionysos," "The Necropolis Mosaics from Antioch," and "Four Panels from the Geometric Mosaics of the House of Aion," in L. Becker and C. Kondoleon, eds., The Arts of Antioch: Art Historical and Scientific Approaches to Roman Mosaics and a Catalogue of the Worcester Art Museum Antioch Collection (Princeton University Press, 2005): 190- 195; 196-205 and 222-227. Publication awarded the College Art Association/Heritage Preservation Joint Award for Distinction in Scholarship and Conservation (2006) and also an Honorable Mention for the Outstanding Book or Extended Catalogue (2005) from the American Association of Museum Curators.

What is a Man? Changing Images of Masculinity in Late Antique Art (with N. Kampen and E. Marlowe) Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2002.