Amanda W. Dotseth, Ph.D

Interim Director & Curator, Meadows Museum

Southern Methodist University

Amanda W. Dotseth is currently the interim director and curator at the Meadows Museum, SMU and was the Assistant Curator there between 2006 and 2009. She completed her PhD on Romanesque Architecture at the Courtauld Institute of Art in 2015 and has held fellowships with Fulbright, Mellon, and the Spanish National Research Council. Her research focuses on Spain’s Middle Ages but has addressed a wide range of topics, including European old master painting, medieval treasuries, and collecting history. She is currently an associated scholar in the project “The Medieval Iberian Treasury in Context: Collections, Connections, and Representations on the Peninsula and Beyond”, and a short-term collaborator on the ERC-funded project “Petrifying Wealth. The Southern European Shift to Masonry as Collective Investment in Identity, c.1050-1300.” She has contributed to a number of exhibitions at the Meadows Museums including, Fernando Gallego and His Workshop: The Altarpiece from Ciudad Rodrigo, Zurbarán: Jacob and His Twelve Sons, and El Greco, Goya, and a Taste for Spain: Highlights from the Bowes Museum. Current and upcoming projects include Canvas & Silk: Historic Fashion from Madrid’s Museo del Traje, Murillo: Picturing the Prodigal Son, the art of medieval pilgrimage in Spain, and an edited volume published by Brepols called Collective Display: Medieval Art out of Isolation (forthcoming in 2022).