Staff

The Sweet Briar Museum is located in the lower level of Boxwood Alumnae House. See it on the campus map here.

Sweet Briar Museum
Sweet Briar College
Sweet Briar, VA 24595


Annie Labatt

Annie LabattDirector of Galleries and Museums
Associate Professor of Visual Arts: History and Image

P | 434-381-6350
E | alabatt@sbc.edu
O | Pannell Center | Lower Level, 04

B.A., History, Medieval/Renaissance Concentration | Barnard College, Columbia University
M. Phil., History of Art and Connoisseurship | Christie’s Education, University of Glasgow
M.A. | Yale University
M.Phil. | Yale University
Ph.D., Byzantine Art History | Yale University

Before joining the Sweet Briar faculty, Professor Labatt taught as an assistant professor of the history of art at the University of Texas at San Antonio. While a graduate student, she won a two-year Rome Prize at the American Academy of Rome and was also a fellow at Harvard University’s Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection. She has worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on two major Byzantine exhibitions, once as a research assistant and once as a Chester Dale Fellow. Labatt is publishing two books — “Emerging Iconographies of Medieval Rome” with Lexington Press and “Art History 101…Without the Exams,” a collection of the 20 public lectures she gave at the San Antonio Museum of Art, with Trinity University Press. She is also working on a third book project that studies the so-called Byzantine monuments of medieval Rome.


Shawn O’Connor

Shawn O'ConnorCuratorial Assistant
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Visual Arts: Studio Art

P | 434-381-6247
E | soconnor@sbc.edu
O | Art Barn