Ruoxin Wang

Dissertation Title: Opening the ‘House Altarpiece’: Domestic and Traveling Triptychs in Northern Europe, 1400–1600

Advisor: Wolfthal, Diane B.

Ruoxin Wang studies late medieval and early modern European art. Her research interests include art and ritual, gender and sexuality, cultural exchange, and viewer response. Focusing on small-scale triptychs, her dissertation project explores the perception of altar and altarpiece and their function in late medieval lay devotion. Ruoxin worked as a curatorial intern in Museo Nacional del Prado. Before coming to Rice, she finished a curatorial fellowship at the Birmingham Museum of Art.

Research Areas

Northern Renaissance Art


MA, Art History, University of Alabama, Birmingham

BA, Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, Zhejiang University, China


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