Growing up in Hawaii provided me a world-view like no other. When one lives at the crossroads of Asia, Polynesia, and mainland America, it is hard to see the world with boundaries, which is why I teach courses in Western and non-Western art history with the same passion and curiosity.
I equate the discipline of art history to a treasure hunt, one that connects us to those who came before, leaving physical expressions of their beliefs, desires, ideologies, and evidence that the imagination is something shared by all.
Chelsea Holton’s primary interests include Japanese art, museum studies, and the history of photography. She studied art history in Boston, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, and Italy. She received her B.A. from Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles, CA) and M.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Holton has taught Western and Non-Western art history courses at MIAD since 2010.
In her free time, Holton works with the Sadler Gallery in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward. Historical fiction, travel, music, and family are also important passions in her life.