Daisy Adams

PhD Program

Art History

Italian Renaissance Art

Research Interests

  • 16th century painting
  • Gender
  • Materiality
  • Patronage
  • Decorative Arts
  • Social History


BA, Art History, Pomona College, Claremont, CA

MA, Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture, Bard Graduate Center, New York, NY


Daisy Adams is a second year doctoral student in the Art and Art History Department of the University of Texas. She graduated from Pomona College in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History. She received a Master of Arts degree in 2018 from the Bard Graduate Center in New York City. Her master’s thesis examined two Italian Renaissance maiolica services that were exchanged between elite women in Mantua, Urbino, and Brescia. Currently, she is interested in female patronage and the agency of elite women in Renaissance Italy. She has held internship positions at the Pomona College Museum of Art, the High Museum of Art, the Frick Art Reference Library, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology.

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