Joanne Kesten

Adjunct Instructor
History of Art & Visual Culture
818.606.4288



Joanne Kesten is an art historian, researcher, and fine art appraiser. She earned a BA in Art History from McGill University, an M.Ed in Psychology from the University of Virginia, an M.A. in Art History from Hunter College, and her Certificate of Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) from New York University. Kesten has taught and lectured at several institutions, including Sotheby's Institute of Art, NYU, Georgetown University, The Cooper Union, Parsons, the Worcester Art Museum and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Her writing has been published in The Portraits Speak: Chuck Close in Conversation with 27 of His Subjects, and Joan Miro: Two Early Works. Kesten's professional affiliations include the Appraisers Association of America, the American Alliance of Museums, CAA and ArtTable.

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