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Sarah W Schroth, Adjunct Professor

Sarah W SchrothSpecialization:

    Spanish Baroque Art

Research Interests:

Sarah Schroth received her Ph.D. from The Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. She has been a museum professional for over twenty years. In 2013, she was named the Mary D.B.T. and James H. Semans Director of the Nasher Museum of Art. Her art historical specialty is Spanish Art of the seventeenth century. She co-organized in 2008 the international loan exhibition “El Greco to Velázquez: Art during the Reign of Philip III” that was shown at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Nasher Museum of Art. She has curated numerous shows ranging from contemporary art to Indian miniature paintings. Her teaching interests are Museum Theory and Practice with an emphasis on connoisseurship and conservation, and patronage studies in the field of Spanish art. Among her publications are Foreword, Rauschenberg: Collecting and Connecting (2014), Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist (2013), Editor, The Art of Spain and the Hispanic World: Essays in Honor of Jonathan Brown, Paul Holberton, London (2010) and El Greco to Velázquez: Art during the reign of Philip III, MFA Publications, 2008.


  • Ph.D. New York University 1990

Contact Info:

Office Location:  Nasher Art Museum, 2001 Campus Dr., Durham, NC 27705
Office Phone:   (919) 684-8420
Email Address:   fiii@duke.edu
Web Page:   https://duke.box.com/s/ky1m4w674l55fc051lanvbeyidxc5rqm

Recent Publications

  1. Schroth, S. "The Burial of Count Orgaz." Studies in the History of Art  (1986).