Museums Concentration Director; Director and Louise Ines Doyle ’34 Chief Curator, Smith College Museum of Art
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Jessica Nicoll is director and Louise Ines Doyle ’34 chief curator of the Smith College Museum of Art. She also serves as the director of Smith’s Museums Concentration, established in 2009, advising and instructing students in museum history, theory and practice. Prior to returning to Smith in 2005, Nicoll served for 13 years as the William and Helen Thon chief curator and curator of American art at the Portland Museum of Art in Maine. A specialist in American art, she has written and lectured on a wide variety of topics ranging from early American portraits and landscape painting to the work of artists including Will Barnet, Charles Codman, Winslow Homer, Robert Henri, and Marguerite and William Zorach. She holds a bachelor's degree in art history and American studies from Smith College and a master's from the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture at the University of Delaware.