Olivia Powell is an educator and art historian specializing in fifteenth-century Italian art. She joined The Frick Collection in 2011 as the Samuel H. Kress Interpretive Fellow and works closely with the Education and Curatorial staff to conduct research and lead gallery programs. Her teaching responsibilities at the Frick include school visits, docent enrichment seminars, and the Art Dialogues and Gallery Conversations public programs. Additionally, she will teach Columbia University's spring semester undergraduate Arts Humanities course, Masterpieces of Western Art, as well as classes for college students and recent graduates as part of the Frick Connection program. She and Nathaniel Silver are currently organizing a symposium, Local Heroes: Artists and the Importance of Place, which will be held at The Frick Collection on May 4, 2013. She received her Ph.D. and M.Phil. from Columbia University and her B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles. Powell has also participated in the Teaching Institute in Museum Education at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.