Sarah Sik, Ph.D.

Sarah Sik, Ph.D.

Director of Art History, Associate Professor of Art History

Ph.D. and M.A. in Art History (University of Minnesota)
B.A. in Art History and English (University of Minnesota)

Dr. Sarah Sik received her Ph.D. in art history in 2010 from the University of Minnesota. Prior to joining the faculty at KyCAD, Dr. Sik taught art history courses at the University of Minnesota, Hamline University, The Pennsylvania State University, Bucknell University, and The University of South Dakota.

While Dr. Sik teaches a wide variety of art history courses, her research focuses upon 19th- and 20th-century art and design. Along with book, catalog, exhibition, and digital humanities reviews, Dr. Sik has published articles on the history of Japonist gardening in Minneapolis (2016), the figure of the witch in early modern visual culture (2013), the gendering of Japonist art (2011), the exhibition of German design at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair (2008), the French graphic designer Maurice Bias (2007), and the design reformer John S. Bradstreet (2005).

Dr. Sik has also written catalogue entries for the Jason Jacques Gallery (New York City), Sotheby’s auction house, and the Snite Museum of Art (2012), and has curated an exhibition on the emergence of celebrity culture for the University of Minnesota Libraries (2007). Dr. Sik has presented widely at conferences, at such venues as New York University, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Art Institute of Chicago, the College Art Association, the coupDefouet International Congress in Barcelona, and the IMPACT international printmaking conference in Dundee, Scotland.