Emily D Kelley

Professor of Art
Department of Art
Arts & Behavioral Sciences
Academic and Student Affairs

SVSU Main Campus
Arbury Fine Arts 151


Emily Kelley joined the SVSU faculty in 2009. She teaches a range of Art History courses at SVSU including: Art Appreciation, Art and Understanding, History of Art I, History of Art II, Non-Western Art Survey, Pre-Columbian and Latin American Art, Medieval Art, 20th century Art, and Art in America. Dr. Kelley completed her Ph.D. from Cornell University in 2010. The focus of her research is merchant patronage in late medieval and early modern Spain. Selected papers and presentations are listed below: “Image and Text: The Relationship between the ‘Golden Legend’ Printed by Juan de Burgos (c.1500) and the High Altarpiece of the Church of San Nicolás in Burgos (c. 1505),” Early Modern Image and Text Society, Beaufort, South Carolina, October 2010. “In Pursuit of Salvation: The Narrative of Saint Nicholas of Bari in the Funerary Altarpiece of Gonzalo López de Polanco,” College Art Association Annual Conference, Los Angeles, California, February 2009. Taryn Chubb (Cornell University) and Emily Kelley co-organizers, “Mendicants and Merchants in the Medieval Mediterranean,” International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 2009. “The Burgher of Bari: Two Pictorial Cycles of St. Nicholas from Fifteenth-Century Burgos,” The Sacred and the Social: Medieval Hagiography of the Iberian Peninsula at the International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 2009.


Doctor of Philosophy
Cornell University

Master of Arts
Cornell University