Meet the Director

Shelley MacLaren

Director of the University Art Gallery and Curator of Academic Engagement
Dr. Shelley MacLaren is the Director and Curator of Academic Engagement of the University Art Gallery and a visiting assistant professor in Humanities and Art, Art History and Visual Studies. Her major field of research is Italian Late Medieval and Renaissance Art, and her minor field is Modern Architecture. Dr. MacLaren’s primary research focuses on the intersection between poetic and pictorial invention in the early fourteenth century, most specifically in the work of the lawyer, poet and designer of allegorical images Francesco da Barberino.