Sarah Fayen Scarlett

Sarah Fayen Scarlett


Lecturer, Visual and Performing Arts

  • PhD, Art History, Building-Landscapes-Cultures Program, University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • MA, American Material Culture, University of Delaware
  • BA, American Studies, Yale University


Sarah Fayen Scarlett studies the spatial and experiential aspects of historic domestic landscapes. A recent PhD recipient in the Buildings-Landscapes-Cultures program in the University of Wisconsin—Madison’s Art History department, her interests focus on the spatiality of social power, placemaking within houses and neighborhoods, and issues of scale in the experience of landscapes vs. objects. Former curator at the Chipstone Foundation in Milwaukee, Sarah brings to her current work a background in design history and material culture studies. In addition to many curated exhibitions at the Milwaukee Art Museum, Sarah's publications include scholarly journals, art magazines, and a major exhibition catalogue. Sarah holds a B.A. in American Studies from Yale University and an M.A. from the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture / University of Delaware.