Rosie May

Rosie May is a curator, art historian and educator with a diverse teaching background that spans from museums to the classroom.
Rosie holds a Ph.D. in art history from Temple University with a specialization in Italian Renaissance and Baroque art and has over a decade teaching experience at the college level and in museum education departments, where she has been an integral part of shaping the minds of young learners. Her expertise in art history and museum studies has allowed her to teach a range of undergraduate and graduate courses, fostering a deeper appreciation for art among her students.

Rosie has spent much of her professional career in the museum field, where she’s held positions at the Philbrook Museum of Art, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and the Oklahoma City Museum of Art where she is currently director of curatorial affairs. Rosie has made significant contributions as a museum educator and curator and has extensive experience with helping students understand art and its context. She hold a certificate in Visual Thinking Strategies, an advanced art appreciation pedagogy. Rosie has taught in museum education departments, community programs, teacher and school programs, and public programs. This diverse experience has given her a comprehensive understanding of the importance of making art accessible and enjoyable to diverse audiences.

Teaching Philosophy & Approach

I strive to create a student centered approach to learning and tailor my teaching to a person's learning styles. I also create an environment of dialogue and exchange and believe students learn best, when they are actively engaged in the process.

I see my role in the classroom as not a disseminator of information, but a facilitator of learning, and everything from the structure of the syllabus to the papers, tests, and presentations are designed to meet that goal.

“I strive to create a student centered approach to learning and tailor my teaching to a person’s learning styles.”
Teaching Level:
  • Middle
  • High School
Teaching Type:
  • Tutoring
  • Learning Coach
  • Full-Semester Classes
  • Full-Year Classes
  • Partial Year Classes (Mini Courses)
Teaching Subjects:
  • Art History


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