Professor Diana K. McDonald, Ph.D.

Professor Diana K. McDonald
  • Boston College
  • Columbia University
Many, if not most, of our great works of art from classical, modern, and contemporary times have roots in the earliest art that was created.

Dr. Diana Krumholz McDonald is an art historian and lecturer at Boston College. She earned her B.A. in Fine Arts from Harvard University and Ph.D. from Columbia University, where she concentrated in ancient Near Eastern and Pre-Columbian art. At Boston College, she teaches courses on the art of ancient America (Pre-Columbian) and of the ancient Mediterranean. She frequently lectures at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and she worked at The Metropolitan Museum in New York, the Indonesian National Museum in Jakarta, and other preeminent organizations. She wrote nine essays in the book The Looting of the Iraq Museum, Baghdad: The Lost Legacy of Ancient Mesopotamia in 2005, and she is the author of numerous articles and reviews. Professor McDonald was a Henry Luce Scholar in Indonesia and a Presidential Scholar at Columbia University, and she received a Fulbright Scholarship, which she declined in order to go to Asia. While completing her dissertation, she was a Visiting Scholar at Harvard. She is on the Visiting Committee of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in the Art of the Ancient World Department; and the Collections Committee of the Harvard Art Museums. She has visited the museums and archaeological sites of over 40 countries.

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"Professor McDonald's command of these precious works is stunning, and her range is unusually wide -- from Chauvet Cave 30,000 years ago to the gorgeous textiles and pottery of pre-Columbian Latin America."

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  1. 30 Masterpieces of the Ancient World Sale

    30 Masterpieces of the Ancient World

    Diana K. McDonald
    3.9 out of 5
    67% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (56)
    Save up to $305.00 Starting at $49.95 $374.95 $49.95$374.95
    30 Masterpieces of the Ancient World offers you what few art history courses do, even in our top universities—a broad and comprehensive survey of art in the ancient world. Over the course of 36 fascinating lectures, Professor Diana Krumholz McDonald, an expert in ancient art history and an esteemed lecturer and scholar, takes you on a grand journey around the world to see some of the greatest works of art ever...
  2. (Set) 30 Masterpieces of the Ancient World & How to Look at and Understand Great Art  Set on sale

    (Set) 30 Masterpieces of the Ancient World & How to Look at and Understand Great Art

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $598.00 Starting at $106.90 $749.90 $106.90$749.90
    Let two expert art historians guide you through the art masterpieces of the ancient world as well as give you the interpretive skills to enhance your appreciation of great art. First, in Professor Diana K. McDonald's 30 Masterpieces of the Ancient World, you'll see some of the greatest works of art ever created and explore the ancient cultures that made them. Then, in Professor Sharon Latchaw Hirsh's How to Look at...
  3. (Set) Seeing the Ancient World Set

    (Set) Seeing the Ancient World

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,189.80 Starting at $1,189.80 $1,404.80 $1,189.80$1,404.80
  4. (Set)  Leonardo da Vinci & 30 Masterpieces of Ancient World Set

    (Set) Leonardo da Vinci & 30 Masterpieces of Ancient World

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $639.90 Starting at $639.90 $749.90 $639.90$749.90
  5. (Set) 30 Masterpieces of the Ancient World & Museum Masterpieces: The Metropolitan Museum of Art  Set

    (Set) 30 Masterpieces of the Ancient World & Museum Masterpieces: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $534.90 Starting at $534.90 $629.90 $534.90$629.90
  6. (Set) 30 Masterpieces of the Ancient World & Great Tours: Greece and Turkey Set

    (Set) 30 Masterpieces of the Ancient World & Great Tours: Greece and Turkey

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $534.90 Starting at $534.90 $629.90 $534.90$629.90
    Get a new perspective on ancient cultures through the lenses of art history and archaeology in this lavishly illustrated course set. First, in 30 Masterpieces of the Ancient World, you'll see some of the greatest works of art ever created and explore the ancient cultures that made them. Then, in The Great Tours: Greece and Turkey, from Athens to Istanbul, you'll tour the fabulous civilizations of the Greeks, Romans,...
  7. (Set)  30 Masterpieces of Ancient World & Lost Worlds of South Set

    (Set) 30 Masterpieces of Ancient World & Lost Worlds of South

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $534.90 Starting at $534.90 $629.90 $534.90$629.90
  8. (Set) 30 Masterpieces of Ancient World & World's Greatest Pai Set

    (Set) 30 Masterpieces of Ancient World & World's Greatest Pai

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $534.90 Starting at $534.90 $629.90 $534.90$629.90
    Let two expert art historians guide you through the sublime art of the ancient, medieval, Renaissance, and modern eras in this lavishly illustrated course set. First, in Professor Diana K. McDonald's 30 Masterpieces of the Ancient World, you'll see some of the greatest works of art ever created and explore the ancient cultures that made them. Then, in Professor William Kloss's World's Greatest Paintings, you'll...
  9. (Set)  30 Masterpieces of Ancient World & Exploring the Roots Set

    (Set) 30 Masterpieces of Ancient World & Exploring the Roots

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $639.90 Starting at $639.90 $749.90 $639.90$749.90
  10. Set: Cities of the Ancient World & 30 Ancient Masterpieces Set

    Set: Cities of the Ancient World & 30 Ancient Masterpieces

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $554.90 Starting at $554.90 $644.90 $554.90$644.90