Art History art department

Heuer, Keely

Ph.D. and MA, New York University
BA, Duke University

Assistant Professor

Department: Art History
Office: SAB 108J
Phone: (845) 257-3829

Career History

Prior to arriving at New Paltz in 2013, Professor Heuer taught at Hunter College and New York University. She was the Bothmer Fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for 2009-2010.

Teaching Interests

Her courses cover the breadth of the visual culture of the ancient Mediterranean with a particular focus on the art of Greece and Rome.

Research/Creative Activity

Professor Heuer’s research concentrates primarily on the iconography of Greek vase-painting and the interrelations between Greek settlers and indigenous populations of pre-Roman Italy. She has presented talks on a wide variety of imagery found on vases produced in southern Italy and Sicily at conferences in the United States and in Europe. Her current book project is a study of the use and significance of the isolated head motif on the ancient Italian peninsula. For two seasons, she has excavated at the Sanctuary of the Great Gods at Samothrace.


Several of her essays have been published on the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s website and her articles appear in Athenian Potters and Painters III and a forthcoming supplement to the Austrian volumes of the international series Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum.

Committee Memberships & Professional Organizations

Professor Heuer is a member of the Archaeological Institute of America as well as a summer alumna of the American Academy in Rome and the American School of Classical Studies in Athens.