Nancy Siegel

Professor, Department of Art + Design, Art History, Art Education
Museum Studies Program Director

Nancy Siegel

A former museum director and international curator, Nancy Siegel was recruited to Towson University to co-create its museum studies program. “It was an exciting prospect for me,” says Siegel. “Towson University stands out as one of a handful of undergraduate museum studies programs in the country. Students who pursue a master’s in professional studies also can take a number of our museum studies courses.”

Not to mention the benefit of internships at local museums such as the Maryland Historical Society, the Walters Art Gallery, and the Baltimore Museum of Art plus TU’s close proximity to world-class museums in New York, Philadelphia and Washington D.C.

One of the greatest joys of teaching at TU is partnering with students, helping them find and craft their passion. ”

Nancy Siegel

Siegel continues to enjoy her role in the flourishing program and her ability to shape and influence it as the field evolves. “One of the greatest joys of teaching at TU is partnering with students, helping them find and craft their passion.”

“Program faculty, who come from varied prestigious backgrounds, provide numerous opportunities for students,” Siegel adds. “These include internships and employment opportunities in education, registrar, curatorial, outreach and research departments to name just a few of the ways in which a museum studies minor benefits our students.”

In her own research, Siegel specializes in American landscape studies, print culture, and culinary history of the 18th and 19th centuries. “Working in an interdisciplinary manner that branches beyond art history is second nature,” she explains. Her future goal: Develop classes in culinary history that appeal to a broad range of students and make the connection among history, politics, foodways and community.