M Jordan Love
Academic Curator at The Fralin Museum of Art
M. Jordan Love is the Carol R. Angle Academic Curator at the Fralin Museum of Art. She specializes in medieval art and architecture and the development of thirteenth-century planned towns in southwest France known as bastides. Her study of the bastides and how they relate to medieval mathematics and metrology is appearing in an essay in The Cambridge History of Religious Architecture of the World (in press). Her interests also include twelfth-century monastic architecture, Romanesque sculpture of the pilgrimage road, early Renaissance architecture of Italy, and Polynesian and Melanesian art. She has also worked at several museums including the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Worcester Art Museum, and the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. At the Fralin, she coordinates with faculty to teach classes in the museum using exhibitions and the permanent collection, and she teaches a seminar-internship program in Museum Studies that involves students directly in museum departments both at the Fralin and the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection. She also teaches in the McIntire Department of Art and leads visual analysis workshops in the museum to train students and residents of the UVA School of Medicine and the Nursing School.