Department Chairs:
Art History: John Harwood
Studio Art: Pipo Nguyen-duy

Administrative Assistant:
Jamie Jacobs

Department Email:

Phone: (440) 775-8181
Fax: (440) 775-8969

Art Building 2, Room 166
91 N. Main St.
Oberlin, OH, 44074

Robert Glass

Robert Glass

Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History

Contact Information


Allen Art Building 166A
(440) 775-8122

Personal Office Hours:
Tuesday & Thursday 2:00-3:00

Robert Glass

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Princeton University, 2011
  • M.A., Williams College, 2000
  • M.A., Stanford University, 1991 (Anthropology)
  • B.A., Stanford University, 1990 (Urban Studies)

Robert Glass teaches courses on the art and architecture of early modern Europe. His research focuses on Italian art of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, with a particular interest in the visual culture of the Renaissance courts, social identity and self-fashioning, and the artistic and cultural relations between Italy and the Mediterranean world. He is currently revising his dissertation for publication as a book on the sculpture of the fifteenth-century Florentine artist and architect, Antonio Averlino, called Filarete. Articles resulting from this research have appeared recently in The Art Bulletin (December 2012) and a volume on Old St. Peter’s published by the British School of Rome and Cambridge University Press. 

Glass has been a fellow at the Center for the Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art in Washington and received funding for his research from the Kress Foundation and Princeton University, among other sources.

ARTS 150: Approaches to Western Art
ARTS 343: Venice in the Golden Age
ARTS 347: Northern Renaissance Art
ARTS 388: Rome, the Eternal City
ARTS 419: Renaissance Italy and the East: Art and Cultural Exchange, 1300-1600