Lisa Passaglia Bauman

Lisa Passaglia Bauman

Lisa Passaglia Bauman


Art History

Lisa Passaglia Bauman received her PhD in Art History from Northwestern University. Her scholarly interests focus on cardinals as patrons in late fifteenth-century Rome and the elaborate rhetoric of patronage of the della Rovere family. Before coming to George Mason University, she worked at the Art Institute of Chicago and held teaching positions at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Northwestern University. In 2007, Dr. Bauman was awarded George Mason University’s Teaching Excellence Award. She has been the Academic Director for Mason's Semester program in Oxford, England, and in Florence, Italy. Along with Professor Christopher Gregg, she is the Academic Director for George Mason's Winter Study Abroad program in France, "From Roman to Parisian: Shaping the Urban Experience in France from Antiquity to the Modern Period," and also for George Mason's Summer Study Abroad program in the UK, "London: Museum, Memory, and Commemoration." She helped create Mason's new interdisciplinary minor in Design Thinking and teaches one of its core courses.  She is a frequent contributor to the Smithsonian’s Resident Associate Program and the Smithsonian Journeys program.

Selected Publications

“The Rhetoric of Power:  Della Rovere Palaces and Processional Routes in Late Fifteenth-Century Rome” in Patronage, Gender and the Arts in Early Modern Italy: Essays in Honor of Carolyn Valone, Katherine A. McIver and Cynthia Stollhans, eds. Italica Press, 2015

“Piety and Public Consumption: Domenico, Girolamo, and Giuliano della Rovere at Santa Maria del Popolo, Rome” in Patronage and Dynasty: The Rise of the della Rovere in Renaissance Italy, Ian Verstegen, editor.  (Sixteenth Century Essays and Studies). Truman State University Press, 2005

Courses Taught

ARTH 101: Introduction to the Visual Arts
ARTH 103: Introduction to Architecture
ARTH 104: Design in the 20th Century
DSGN 102: Design in the Modern World
ARTH 340: Renaissance Art in Italy, 1300-1500
ARTH 342: High Renaissance Art, 1480-1570
ARTH 360: 19th-century European Art
ARTH 440: Controversies in Renaissance Art
ARTH 499: Leonardo and Michelangelo: The Construction of Renaissance Genius
ARTH 499: Impressionism