Department of Art and Art History People

Dr. Ann Collins Johns

Senior Lecturer

Regents' Outstanding Teaching Professor

Director, Learning Tuscany Program

Art History: Late Medieval and Early Renaissance Italian Art



Ann Johns received her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. Her research focuses on the Gothic/Renaissance art and architecture of Siena and the role of monasticism in the arts of this period. She is currently contributing a chapter to a collection of essays on the relationship between art and politics in Siena. Johns has given talks at Kalamazoo and the University of Georgia on the subjects of politics and art in Siena as well as the role of Cistercian architecture in late Medieval Italy. Johns has taught at both UT-Austin and Southwestern University. Her classes have included: the introductory classes; Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque art history; Art Historical Methodology; and courses taught in Italy at the Department of Art and Art History's Learning Tuscany program in Castiglion Fiorentino. She recently helped revamp the Learning Tuscany program and is currently both ground and program director.