"Learning to Paint: American Artists and European Art, 1876-1893." In Methods for Modernism: American Art, 1876-1925. Brunswick: Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 2010, 10-29.
"Original Copies: Gilbert Stuart's Companion Portraits of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison." American Art 22/2 (Summer 2008), 85-97.
"Creative Connections: James MacNeill Whistler and Isabella Stewart Gardner." In James McNeill Whistler in Context, Freer Gallery of Art Occasional Papers, n.s. 2. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 2008, 183-203.
"Invitation to Wonder." In Threatened and Endangered:Artist's Books Created by Rebecca Goodale. Brunswick: Bowdoin College, 2004.
"Portraits as Documents: Historical and Humanistic Reflections." In Portraits in the Collection of the American Antiquarian Society. By Lauren B. Hewes. Worcester: American Antiquarian Society, 2004, 45-58. Also published in Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society 111, part 1 (2001), 45-58.
"The Making of an Artist: Edmund C. Tarbell's Early Influences and Career." Impressionism Transformed: The Paintings of Edmund C. Tarbell. Manchester: Currier Gallery of Art, 2001, 29-70.
"Collection as Creation: Isabella Stewart Gardner's Fenway Court." In Memory and Oblivion: Proceedings of the XXIXth International Congress of the History of Art. Eds. Wessel Reinink and Jeroen Stumpel. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1999, 217-21.
"Why Not a National Art? Affirmative Responses in the 1890s." In Paris 1900: The 'American School' at the Universal Exposition. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1999, 95-117.
"Women as Readers: Visual Interpretations." Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society, 107/2 (1998), 335-388.
Recent Paper Presentations
"Winslow Homer's American Identity." "Winslow Homer and the Poetics of Place: A Closer Look." Portland Museum of Art symposium. July 31, 2010.
"Going Public: Sculpture in the Art of Isabella Stewart Gardner." College Art Association meeting. Chicago, February 11, 2010.
"The Art of Isabella Stewart Gardner." James M. Carpenter Lecture. Colby College, October 24, 2006.
"Location, Location, Location: A Medievalist's View of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum." College Art Association meeting. Boston, February 23, 2006.
"Transient Life/Timeless Art: Augustus Saint-Gauden's Reinterpretation of His Portrait of Robert Louis Stevenson." XXXth International Congress of the History of Art. London, September 2000.
"Religion and/as Art: Isabella Stewart Gardner's Palace Chapels." College Art Association Meeting, New York, February 2000.
American Philosophical Society Sabbatical Fellowship, 2001-2002.
American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship, 1990-1991.
Lawrence and Barbara Fleischman Fellowship, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, 1983-1985.