Adrianna Hook Stephenson
Head of the Lady Tennyson d’Eyncourt Visual Resources Library
Adrianna Hook Stephenson is the Head of the Lady Tennyson d’Eyncourt Visual Resources Library at Southern Methodist University. She graduated with a B.A. in art history from Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Va. in 2003. While an undergrad, Stephenson concurrently received her teaching credential at Mary Baldwin College. After moving to Texas, she taught elementary school for several years. Upon returning to graduate school, Stephenson earned her M.A. in art history from Texas Christian University (TCU) in 2008. Her master's thesis, “The Portrait Drawings of Lavinia Fontana: Gender, Function, and Artistic Identity in Early Modern Bologna,” reflects her research interests in both early modern European drawing theory and women's studies.
Prior to joining SMU in fall 2009, Stephenson worked at both the Kimbell Art Museum and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, completing provenance research for both collections. She also worked as a gallery teacher at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art and as an adjunct instructor in art history at TCU. She recently earned her M.S. in library science from the University of North Texas in 2014.
When not pursuing her professional interests, Stephenson enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and supporting the French Bulldog Rescue Network.
M.S., Library Science, University of North Texas, 2014
M.A., Art History, Texas Christian University, 2008
B.A., Art History, Washington & Lee University, 2003