Sadie Arft

PhD Candidate
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Sadie Arft specializes in northern European art from the late medieval and early modern periods, particularly tapestries and prints. Her dissertation situates the patronage and production of game park tapestries in the broader contexts of sixteenth-century hunting practices, animal collecting, and Flemish print culture. Additionally, her research addresses the multilayered nature of tapestry production, and how artists, weavers, and patrons each inform designs as well as the reuse and reformulation of cartoons.

Prior to attending the University of Kansas, Sadie collaborated on numerous exhibitions at the Cedarburg Art Museum, where she researched nineteenth-century German-American panorama painters. More recently, she co-curated Books of Hours: The Art of Devotion, an exhibition at the KU Spencer Research Library.

Fields of Study

Late Medieval and Northern Renaissance Art
Seventeenth-Century Dutch Art
Imperial Artistic Patronage, 963-1250


MA University of Kansas
BA Knox College

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