Katherine Manthorne is Professor of Art of the Americas at the Graduate Center. She focuses on nineteenth-century Latin America, the United States, and border crossings between them. Her books and exhibition publications include Creation & Renewal. Vies of Cotopaxi by Frederic Edwin Church (Washington, DC, 1985); Tropical Renaissance. North American Artists Exploring Latin America, 1839-1879 (Washington, D.C. 1989); The Landscapes of Louis Rémy Mignot: A Southern Painter Abroad (North Carolina, 1996) with John Coffey; El Barón de Courcy. Ilustraciones de un viaje, 1831-1833 (Mexico City, 1998) with Pablo Diener. She was also a contributing author in The Art of Juan Manuel Blanes (Buenos Aires, 1994) and Paisaje Americano. Explorar el Eden (Madrid, 2000).
She has been the recipient of various grants and awards including a Fulbright Senior Research Fellowship. Prior to her arrival at CUNY in January 2000, she was head of the Resident Research Center in American Art, Smithsonian Institution, and Executive Editor of its journal American Art; previously she was Chairperson of the Art History Program, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She received her Ph.D. working with Barbara Novak in the Art History and Archaeology Dept., Columbia University.