Andrea Lepage Pamela H. Simpson Professor of Art History

Andrea Lepage

Wilson 3014


Brown University
May 2008 - Ph.D. in History of Art and Architecture
Dissertation title: "The Arts of the Franciscan Colegio de San Andrés in Quito: A Process of Cultural Reformation"

May 2001 - M.A. in History of Art and Architecture
Qualifying Paper: "Myth of South American Liberator, Simón Bolívar"

Clark University
May 1998 - B.A. cum laude, with highest honors in Art History
Honors Thesis: "Colonial Hybrid Art and Architecture of the Americas"



Prof. Lepage specializes in visual art produced by US Latina/o/x artists who investigate themes of memory, forgetting, and loss in relation to Mexican American, and, more broadly, US Latina/o/x culture and history. Her recent scholarship focuses on community muralism, themes of racialized violence in art history, and the objects of cultural memory. Her research has been supported by institutions that include the Fulbright-Hays Program, the Associated Colleges of the South, Virginia Humanities, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.


  • Contemporary Chicana/o/x and U.S. Latina/o/x art
  • Modern Latin American art
  • Colonial Latin American art
  • Arts of Mesoamerica and the Andes
  • Early Modern European art (Italian, Spanish, Dutch)


Selected Publications

Selected Articles and Chapters:

Selected Museum/Gallery Essays:

  • “Esteban Ramón Pérez: Distorted Myths, the Fighting Spirit, and the Right to Opacity/ Esteban Ramón Pérez: Mitos distorsionados, el espíritu de lucha y el derecho a la opacidad.” In Esteban Ramón Pérez: Distorted Myths, edited by Andrea Lepage, English: 6–26; Spanish: 6–27. Translated by Blanca I. Paniagua. Waynesboro, VA: McClung Companies, 2022. ISBN: 979-8-218-06462-4.
  • The Fragility of Remembrance and Adriana Corral’s Unearthed: Desenterrado/La fragilidad del recuerdo y Unearthed: Desenterrado, de Adriana Corral,” English: pp. 29-36; Spanish: pp. 30-38. In Adriana Corral’s Unearthed: Desenterrado. Edited by Andrea Lepage. Translated by María Eugenia Hidalgo. Waynesboro, VA: McClung Companies, 2019.
  • "Xavier Tavera’s Borderlands: Communication and Commonality across the Porous Frontier/Xavier Tavera's Grenzland: Kommunikation und Gemeinsamkeiten über die poröse Grenze hinweg.” In Xavier Tavera "Borderlands," trans. Felicia Glidden. Krumbach, Bavaria: ProjekTraum FN l'Atelier Glidden Wozniak/Frick Kreativbüro & Onlinedruckerei e.K., 2019.
  • The Pachuco Makes a Stand: Xavier Tavera’s Stills and Motion.” In Xavier Tavera: Stills and Motion, 2–42. Sioux Falls, SD: Center for Western Studies, 2017.
  • "Invisible Threat: Vincent Valdez's The Strangest Fruit." In Vincent Valdez's The Strangest Fruit. Waynesboro, VA: McClung Companies, 2015.


Projects with W&L Students

Collaborative Essays with Students:

  • Lepage, Andrea, Reid Ostrom '20, James Ricks '21, and David Salchert '20. “Leaving a Trace: Adriana Corral on her Installation of Unearthed: Desenterrado in Rural Virginia.” Columns, June 25, 2019. URL:


W&L Quick Hits: Installing Adriana Corral’s “Untitled (Rio Vista Farm blueprint)”

W&L Quick Hits: Installing Adriana Corral's "Untitled (Rio Vista Farm blueprint)"

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Eagle’s Nest Clubhouse and W&L Collaborate For Community Mural (Documentary):

Eagle's Nest Clubhouse and W&L Collaborate For Community Mural

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Community Muralism at the Eagle’s Nest: A Time-lapse:

Community Muralism at the Eagle's Nest: A Time-lapse

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