Virginia Chieffo Raguin, Ph.D. Yale University, is Distinguished Professor of Humanities at the College of the Holy Cross. She has published widely on religion, stained glass and architecture. A member of the International Corpus Vitrearum, she has authored Stained Glass from its Origins to the Present (2003) and co-authored Stained Glass before 1700 in the Midwest United States (2002). In addition she has edited Art, Piety, and Destruction in the Christian West, 1500-1700 (Ashgate, 2010). She is also interested in contemporary art, has written reviews of shows and authored the catalogue essay for Kiki Smith’s exhibition in the Pace Gallery, New York: Kiki Smith: (Lodestar, 2010). She has recently published Stained Glass Radiant Art, a 100-page guide to the collection of medieval and Renaissance stained glass in the J. Paul Getty Museum, and at work on Stained Glass before 1700 in California (vol. 1, Los Angeles). Her on-line book Style, Status, and Religion: America’s Pictorial Windows 1840-1950 presents a broad overview of the American experience and offers 480 downloadable images (link).
Her museum exhibits have included Glory in Glass: Stained Glass in the United States: Origin, Variety and Preservation 1998-99, and Reflections on Glass: 20th Century Stained Glass in American Art and Architecture (2002-03) at the Gallery at the American Bible Society, Catholic Collecting, Catholic Reflection 1538-1850: Objects as a measure of reflection on a Catholic past and the construction of recusant identity in England and Americaat the Cantor Gallery, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester (2006); the 225-page catalogue is distributed by The Catholic University of America Press. She organized Pilgrimage and Faith: Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam, a traveling exhibition with venues in Worcester, Chicago, Richmond, and The Rubin Museum of Art, New York, from 2010 through 2011/
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