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Amanda Badgett (She/Her/Hers)

Professor of Art History

Visual Arts


B.A. College of William and Mary

M.A M.Phil Columbia University


From the time I was young, family vacations meant going to museums.  I knew early on I wanted to teach art history, to figure out the narratives that tie visual culture together--from the "High Art" of museum collections to the latest memes.  Collaborating with students in the discussion and analysis of visual material and connecting that material to its context is what I enjoy most about my job.  My family and I moved to Napa in 2000 and live in a much-loved older house.  In my free time I walk, read, and watch obscure movies of the 1940s and 1950s.  

Additional roles at NVC

Visual Arts and Photography Coordinator