John Baker, Chair
133/143 E.O.Bull
Phone: 610.436.2755
Fax: 610.436.2290


Virginia DaCosta, Associate Professor of Art History

EducationVirginia DaCosta
BA, Liberal Studies. University of State of New York, Albany. 1980.
MA,California State University Long Beach. 1990.
Ph.D., University of California Santa Barbara. 1997.

Teaching Experience
West Chester University of Pennsylvania, Associate Professor. 1998–present.
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Study Abroad Program, Egypt and Greece, Instructor. 1997, 1999.
California State University, Long Beach, Instructor. 1995–1997.
University of California, Riverside, Instructor. 1994–1995.

Professional Experience
Editorial Board. Global Education Institute Newsletter. West Chester University. 2006.
Editor. Journey into Mysticism. Art Catalogue: Antonio Puri. Essay by Donald Kuspit. 2006.
Director: Art History Study Abroad Program: Oxford; Egypt; Greece & Turkey; Paris & Provence; Florence; Venice, Florence, Rome; Greece; Cycladic Islands. 1999–2007.

Publications
Prentice Hall. Greek and Roman Art. da Costa, Virginia and Heather Sharpe. In progress, 2006.
The Celator. Five Olympian Goddesses: Aphrodite (2003); Artemis, Athena (2006), Demeter and Hera (forthcoming).
US Dept of Education. Moroccan Women: Artists and Artisans. 2001.
Encyclopedia of Greece and the Hellenic Tradition. Painting, Portraits, Purple, 2000.

Selected Bibliography
Philadelphia Inquirer, Neighbors. She Sharpened her Skills: Art History professor travels the world. 2003
Daily Local News. CCAA Takes a Chance. 2003.

Presentations
8th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities. Dreams and Visions as Inspiration for Creativity. Panel Chair and presentor. 2007.
Center for Renaissance and Baroque Studies Symposium: Attending to Early Modern Women – and Men. Honor and Identity through the Lense of Cross Dressing: a Pedagogy Workshop. University of Maryland. 2006.
9th Annual Mediterranean Studies Association Congress, Genoa. Honor and Identity in Early Modern European Portraits (1550–1900). 2006.
4th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities. Cross Dressing in Early Modern Europe. 2005.
National Association for Humanities Education. Using the Teacher/Scholar Model for Student Research. 2003.
2nd Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities.The Teacher/Scholar Model: Promoting Student Participation. 2003.
26th Annual European Studies Conference. The Classical Woman: Goddess, Muse, Artist. 2001.

Exhibitions
Dreams and Visions: Contemporary Postcard Exhibition. The Lost Children: Pieces of Me and Circles and Dots: A Nightmare. Mixed media. 2007.
Member Exhibition, Chester County Art Association. Tullia d’Aragona: Courtesan and Poet. Woodblock print. 2006.
Faculty Exhibition. Long Gallery, West Chester University. CU. Moderata Fonte: Venetian Writer. Woodblock print. 2006.
Presidential Scholarship Gala Silent Auction. Veronica Franco: Venetian Courtesan and Poet. Woodblock print. 2006.
International WCU Faculty Exhibition. Beijing Normal, China. Moderata Fonte and Veronica Franco. Woodblock prints. 2005.
CVPA, Sykes Student Union Faculty Art Exhibition. Drawing Down the Moon. Mixed media. Collection Women’s Studies Dept. Office. 2005.
CCAA, Allinson Gallery. Salome’s Dance and Coptic Dancer. Juried. 2005.
CCAA, Huston Gallery. Mater, Mare-mynd, Matriarch. Mixed media. 2004.
CCAA. Ukiyo-e: Creative Woodblock Prints. Solo show with Belle Hollon. 2003.