A biography of Joseph Manca
AuthorManca, Joseph, 1956-
Joseph Manca is the Nina J. Cullinan Professor of Art and Art History at Rice University. He began teaching at Rice in 1989, and served as chair of the Department of Art and Art History from 2004-2009. During the period of his chairmanship the Department received a large grant from the Brown Foundation, which allowed for the foundation of a Ph. D. program in Art History. Professor Manca’s areas of expertise and research interest include Renaissance, Baroque, and early American art and architecture. He has authored numerous articles published in various scholarly journals, and among his monograph titles are George Washington’s eye : landscape, architecture, and design at Mount Vernon, Andrea Mantegna and the Italian Renaissance, Moral essays on the High Renaissance : art in Italy in the age of Michelangelo, and Cosme Tura : the life and art of a court painter in Estense Ferrara.