Associate Professor, Art History

Ph.D. University of Virginia


Email: efenichel@fau.edu


Emily A. Fenichel received her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. Dr. Fenichel’s research focuses on the interaction of art and religion in the Renaissance, particularly in the art of Michelangelo. Her essays have appeared in Renaissance Quarterly, Source: Notes on the History of Art, and Artibus et Historiae.  She is currently completing a book manuscript on Michelangelo’s late sculpture, poetry, drawing and collaborations. This project examines these works as reactions to contemporary criticism of the artist’s Last Judgment fresco in the Sistine Chapel (1541) and against the backdrop of Counter-Reformation Rome. Dr. Fenichel is also the Co-Director of a Digital Humanities initiative entitled the The Arquin Slide Collection Digitization Project. This project, which is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, will create an interactive, searchable database of FAU’s collection of Florence Arquin’s 25,000 slides of Central and South America. Arquin took these slides because of her employment by the State Department and her research on Diego Rivera.