Amy Cymbala

Adjunct Professor
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Art History Program, Department of History

331 College Hall
Phone: 412.396.6470


Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh

Dr. Amy Cymbala received her Ph.D. in 2016 from the Department of the History of Art and Architecture at the University of Pittsburgh, specializing in Early Modern Italian sculpture. She is currently working on developing a book manuscript on her dissertation research on sculpted funerary memorials produced for Early Modern women in Rome and an article-length study on sixteenth and seventeenth-century women's tomb patronage in Emilia-Romagna as well as in the southern cities of Naples and Bari. At Duquesne, Dr. Cymbala teaches art history survey classes, ARHY 111 and ARHY 112, as well as Understanding Art. This past Maymester, Dr. Cymbala helped to lead a Duquesne trip to Florence and Rome on Italian Renaissance art.

Courses Taught

Courses taught at Duquesne
ARHY 100 Understanding Art
ARHY 111 (Prehistoric - Medieval Art)
ARHY 112 (Renaissance - Contemporary)

Courses taught at other institutions
World Art 
Introduction to Medieval Art
Introduction to Renaissance Art
Introduction to Baroque Art 
Art and Science in the Renaissance 
Art and Love in Early Modern Italy

Areas of Specialization and Scholarly Interest

Italian painting and sculpture, 1400-1750
Women's art patronage, 1400-1750
Gender and art
Early Modern Rome
Early Modern Bologna