Deborah Krohn

Bard Graduate Center

Bartolomeo Scappi's paper kitchen: food and knowledge in Renaissance Italy

2013-2014: Spring

Deborah L. Krohn teaches Italian Renaissance decorative arts and cultural history at the Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture, in New York City, where she is an associate professor. She holds a BA and MA from Princeton University, and a PhD from Harvard University, and has been the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship to Italy, as well as a fellowship from the American Association of University Women, among others. She has collaborated on several exhibitions at the Bard Graduate Center, including Salvaging the Past: French Decorative Arts from the Metropolitan Museum of Art (2013, co-curator and co-editor of the catalogue), Dutch New York between East and West: The World of Margrieta van Varick (2009, co-curator and co-editor of the catalogue), and was also a contributor to the exhibition and catalogue of the 2008 Art and Love in Renaissance Italy at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Her current research explores the history and reception of the first illustrated cookbook in Europe, Bartolomeo Scappi's Opera (1570). She has published essays about Italian Renaissance art and patronage, the history of collecting, and culinary history.