Petra ten-Doesschate Chu, Ph.D.

Professor of Art History and Museum Studies
College of Communication and the Arts

A specialist in the history of nineteenth-century European art, Petra Chu has published extensively in this area. She is the author of a widely used college textbook, entitled Nineteenth-Century European Art, currently in its third edition, and one of the two, founding editors of Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide, an electronic journal devoted to nineteenth-century art (

As department chair for 21 years, she co-founded with Professor Emeritus Barbara Cate, the Master of Arts (M.A.) Program in Museum Professions, of which she is currently the director.