James Carder

Professorial Lecturer in Art History
Room A-105
Address: Smith Hall of Art
Phone: 202-994-8652

Professor Carder's recent publications include A Home of the Humanities: The Collecting and Patronage of Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss (Washington, D.C., 2010) and American Art at Dumbarton Oaks (Washington, D.C., 2010). He also has contributed articles to Dumbarton Oaks, The Collections (Washington, D.C., 2008), Sacred Art, Secular Context: Objects of Art from the Byzantine Collection of Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C., Accompanied by American Paintings from the Collection of Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss (Athens, Ga., 2005), and Degas and America: The Early Collectors (Atlanta, Ga., 2000), among others. Professor Carder's current research project, undertaken in collaboration with Robert Nelson of Yale University, is a transcription and annotation of the correspondence between Elisina and Royall Tyler and Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss. Professor Carder's research interests include architectural history, the history of the decorative arts and interiors, and the history of collecting. He teaches two introductory-level courses on the decorative arts. He also serves as Archivist and curates the House Collection at the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection in Washington, D.C.