Shara Wasserman

Shara Wasserman has taught the Cornell in Rome class, Modern Art in Italy, for more than 15 years. In addition to teaching at Cornell in Rome, she holds a teaching position at Temple University's Rome campus where she has been the director of exhibitions since 1990. She is an independent curator, focusing primarily on organizing exhibitions in public spaces of fellows' residents at the foreign academies in Rome.

Wasserman received her M.A. in art history from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, in 1984, specializing in late 19th-century Italian art.

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Classes (Selected)

  • ART 3102 Modern Art in ItalyIntroduces students to contemporary art in Rome through studio visits, gallery exhibitions, and museum collections. Lectures by artists, critics, and others. Traces art from idea to realization and explores the gallery and its relationship to artists and to promotion of art, the role of the art critic and museum, and art collecting.

Awards, Grants, and Fellowships (Selected)

  • Hilla von Rebay Fellowship to the Guggenheim Museum (1984)