About noelle Giuffrida


Noelle Giuffrida, PhD is a an art historian, professor, and curator specializing in East Asian art. Her research and publications focus on two main areas:

1) the history of collecting and exhibiting Chinese art in the United States after World War II, and;
2) the visual culture of Daoism during the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties.

Her teaching and curatorial interests extend broadly both temporally—from Neolithic to contemporary—and cross-culturally to China, Korea, and Japan, as well as to South and Southeast Asia. 

Giuffrida received her PhD in East Asian Art History from the University of Kansas in 2008. She completed an MA in East Asian Art History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a BA in Asian Studies at Vassar College.

Prior to joining the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Kansas, Giuffrida was a professor of Asian art at Case Western Reserve University and Vassar College. She also served as a curatorial researcher and museum educator at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. She has received several awards and her research has been supported a number of sources including The Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation and the American Oriental Society. She has chaired panels and presented papers at national and international conferences, workshops, and symposia including the Association for Asian Studies, the College Art Association, International Daoist Studies, and the American Academy of Religion.

Giuffrida has been invited to present her research at colleges, universities, museums, and auction houses. She is also frequently invited to give public gallery talks, lead private tours for museum affinity groups, and conduct workshops for museum docents.