Professor Mary Ann Calo Mary Ann Calo, Batza professor, emerita
, joined the Colgate University faculty in 1991 as a member of the Department of Art and History.
During her 25 years at Colgate, Prof. Calo taught courses on modern and contemporary art history, the arts and public policy, and American art. She also served as Chair of the Art and Art History Department, Associate Dean of the Faculty, Director of the Institute for the Creative and Performing Arts, and Director of the Division of Arts and Humanities. Calo has spent many years living and working in Italy, initially as a student and then later as a professor. She led Colgate’s Venice Study Group and was a visiting professor of modern art at Syracuse University in Florence.
Calo is the author of three books and numerous articles. Her edited volume, Critical Issues in American Art
, is widely used as a textbook in college courses on American Art.
Elaine Ruffolo Elaine Ruffolo
has been teaching art history in Florence since 1989 Her special interests include the history of art and patronage Renaissance Florence. Elaine firmly believes that the best way to understand a work of art is by exploring the context in which it was made. What makes art history interesting and relevant today is study of the political situation, economic conditions, patronage, and the artist's personality that is reflected in the work of art.
Elaine currently lectures for Syracuse University and Stanford University in Florence. She is also the Resident Director for the Smithsonian Associate’s Programs in Italy, has developed art history programs for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Yale Alumni, College of William and Mary and the Patrons of the Vatican Museums. She has been on the advisory board of the Friends of Florence since 2000 and consults for CEO and YPO programs in Europe.