Sarah Bane

Sarah Bane
Graduate Student


Areas of Concentration: Printmaking and materiality, the history of display practices, the intersections of gender and consumer culture
Faculty Advisor: E. Bruce Robertson
Committee Member: Laurie Monahan
M.A. Thesis: "The Art of the Show Window: The Role of Fine Art and Artists in the Formation of the Department Store and its Displays," completed 2014


Sarah Bane is a doctoral student at University of California, Santa Barbara where she specializes in nineteenth and twentieth century print culture. Sarah’s research interests include printmaking and materiality, the history of display practices, as well as intersections of gender and consumer culture. Before continuing her graduate study at UCSB, Sarah attended the City University of New York where she received the Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Internship at the Newark Museum. Prior to pursuing graduate study, Sarah curated “Dreams, Disasters, and Reality: Goya’s Prints from The Huntington’s Collection” at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California. Sarah recently returned to The Huntington to curate the fall 2015 exhibition, "Funny Business: Humor in British Drawings from Hogarth to Rowlandson." Sarah graduated with her B.A. in art history and anthropology from Vassar College.