Rachael Z. DeLue

Christopher Binyon Sarofim '86 Professor in American Art; Professor of Art and Archaeology and American Studies; Chair, Department of Art and Archaeology; Chair, Committee on the Index of Medieval Art


(609) 258-3774


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Rachael Z. DeLue specializes in the history of American art and visual culture, with particular focus on intersections among art, science, and the history and theory of knowledge.  She is currently at work on a study of Charles Darwin’s diagram of evolution in On the Origin of Species, an essay about the artist Romare Bearden’s only self-portrait, a study of early American archaeology, and a book about impossible images.

DeLue teaches courses on a wide range of topics, including American modernism, African American art, critical race theory, picture theory, landscape representation, and the visual and material culture of science. Her courses make regular use of area collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the American Museum of Natural History as well as Princeton’s own art museum.

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