Architectural Studies

Program Leaders

Baird Jarman is an Associate Professor of Art History at Carleton College. His particular area of expertise is nineteenth-century, Anglo-American art and architecture, though he enjoys teaching survey courses as well. He serves as an architectural historian on the review board for the Minnesota State Historic Preservation Office, hearing nominations to the National Register of Historic Places. He holds a Ph.D. from Yale University as well as an M.A. and B.A. from Williams College.

Eleanor Jensen is a Visiting Professor of Art at Carleton College, where she teaches courses in Observational Drawing, Field Drawing and Printmaking. She holds an M.F.A. in Printmaking from Illinois State University as well as a B.A. from Carleton College. She is also a program assistant for Carleton’s Studio Art in the South Pacific program every other winter.


David Lefkowitz is a Professor of Art at Carleton College, where he teaches Painting and Drawing courses and currently serves as department chair. In his own work—found in collections such as the Walker Art Center and the Langen Foundation—he merges Western traditions of representational oil painting with imagery from popular consumer culture. He is represented in Chicago by the Carrie Secrist Gallery. He holds an M.F.A. from the University of Illinois, Chicago and a B.A. from Carleton College.

Danny Smith is a Ph.D. candidate at Stanford University, where he specializes in the study of medieval Italian architecture, sculpture, and painting. He is particularly interested in materiality, phenomenology, and medieval representations of architectural space. His planned dissertation focuses on concepts of space in late medieval Siena. He holds an M.A. from Williams College and a B.A. from Carleton College.

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