Jacqueline Banigan is a first year PhD student with a special interest in eighteenth and nineteenth-century French painting and print media. She received her MA and BA degrees in Art History and Certificate in Museum Studies from the University of Iowa. Her MA qualifying paper, “Courbet’s Conflict: Realism, Myth, and Allegory in La Source,” critically examines the complex layers and multiple meanings and influence in two of Gustave Courbet’s paintings of female nudes.
She successfully completed the Museum Seminar Internship Program at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the summer of 2019, where she cataloged nineteenth-century French prints in the Drawing and Prints department. During the 2019-2020 academic year, she fulfilled a curatorial fellowship at the University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art.