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Dr. Humphries received his doctorate in art history from the University of Virginia, where his dissertation explored the art and architectural patronage of Baltimorean Robert Gilmor, Jr, one of the most important art collectors in nineteenth-century America,

Humphries is a founding board member (2008) of the Mount Vernon Place Conservancy, the first park conservancy in the city of Baltimore. He currently serves as the chair of the Washington Monument Restoration committee.

In the past several years, Humphries was honored by a two year-long fellowship at the Frick Art Collection in New York, revising his work on Gilmor for publication.

He is currently consulting on a digital recreation of the city of Baltimore at the time of the War of 1812, co-sponsored by the Maryland Historical Society and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and in the fall of 2013 spoke at Colonial Williamsburg on the emergence of art patronage in Virginia and Maryland in the early years of the American republic.

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