Concise, critical reviews of books, exhibitions, and projects in all areas and periods of art history and visual studies

Twentieth-Century Art
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2012

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Ackerman, Emily, “Selling Dreams: Nickolas Muray and American Commercial Photography in the United States, 1920–1965” (CUNY, A. Pelizzari)

Adams, Amy, “Sophie Taeuber: An Artist Revisited” (CUNY, R. Long)

Adams, Samuel, “Setting the Stage: German Art in Museums, Theaters, and Opera Houses, 1968–1989” (USC, M. Luke)

Alexandre, David, “Violence and Weimar Visual Culture: The Photographic War Anthologies of Ernst Friedrich and Ernst Jünger” (Toronto, L. Kaplan)

Alteveer, Ian, “The Rise of the Poststudio: A History of California Institute of the Arts, 1961–1980” (IFA/NYU, R. Storr)

Anagnost, Adrian, “Artistic Vanguards and the Multitude in Modern Brazil, 1930–1964” (Chicago, R. Ubl)

Anania, Katherine, “Drawing, Discipline, and Privacy in American Studio Practice, 1963–1979” (UT Austin, R. Shiff)

Anderson, Ash, “Moving Pictures: Motion and Time in Photography at the Institute of Design” (Yale, D. Joselit)

Andrus, Timothy, “Stuart Davis’s Art Theory, 1920–1928” (Virginia Commonwealth, R. Hobbs)

Angel, Sara, “Art, Media, Modernism, and Democracy: Communication Technology and Its Transformation of Visual Culture” (Toronto, M. Cheetham)

Aukeman, Anastasia, “The Rat Bastard Protective Association: Bruce Conner and His San Francisco Cohort, 1958–68” (CUNY, A. Chave)

Bacon, Alex, “Opaque Surfaces and Lived Illusions: Minimalism and the Status of Painting in the 1960s” (Princeton, H. Foster)

Barber, Karen, “Writing with Light: Cameraless Photography and Its Narrative in the 1920s” (CUNY, R. Long)

Barragán, Maite, “Mediating Modernity: Visual Culture and Class in Madrid, 1926–1936” (Temple, A. Nelson, G. Silk)

Barron-Duncan, Rachael, “Fashioning Surrealism: the Making of Radical Couture, 1925–1938” (Yale, C. Mehring)

Bedarida, Raffaele, “West of Rome: Reinventing Italy in the United States through Contemporary Art” (CUNY, E. Braun)

Bender, Stephanie, “The Photographic Image of the Angestellten: Constructions of the Salaried Class in the Weimar Republic” (Florida State, A. Jolles)

Bianco, Christine, “Modern Art for Middle America: American Abstraction in Postwar Mass Magazines” (Oxford Brookes, E. Darling)

Bick, Tenley, “Capital and Rags: Michelangelo Pistoletto in Turin, 1958–1972” (UCLA, G. Baker)

Biczel, Dorota, “A Mediocre Utopia: Urban Interventions, Migration, and the Making of the Public in the Exploding Metropolis (Lima, 1978–2002)” (UT Austin, G. Flaherty, A. Giunta)

Birkhofer, Denise, “On and Off the Streets: Photography and Performance in Mexico City, 1973–84” (IFA/NYU, E. Sullivan)

Bissonnette, Meghan, “The Making of an American Sculptor: David Smith Criticism, 1938–1971” (York University, D. Adler)

Blakinger, John R., “Artist Under Technocracy: Gyorgy Kepes and the Vanguard of Cold War Science” (Stanford, P. Lee)

Boland, Lynn, “Dissonance in Modern Music and Art” (UT Austin, L. Henderson)

Bonilla-Merchav, Lauran, “Manuel de la Cruz González: Transnationalism and the Development of Modern Art in Costa Rica” (CUNY, A. Indych-Lopez)

Boyd, Alison, “Ensemble Modernism: Orchestrating Art and People at the Barnes Foundation” (Northwestern, C. Kiaer)

Brady, Linde, “Consuming Images: Paul Outerbridge Jr. and the Art of American Commerce, 1920–1945” (Wisconsin, Madison, B. Buenger)

Bravo, Monica, “Picturing Greater America: US Modernist Photographers and the
Mexican Cultural Renaissance, 1920–45” (Brown, D. Nickel)

Brown, Jennifer, “Material Matters: Cloth and Sculpture, ca. 1955–1968” (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)

Brungardt, Christina, “On the Fringe of Fascism: An Examination of the Relationship between Leftist Italian Futurists and the Russian Avant-Garde” (CUNY, E. Braun)

Bugajski, Jill, “Red Dilemma: Soviet Art and the Transformation of American Culture, 1937–1947” (Northwestern, C. Kiaer)

Burnett, Nora, “Para-realism and the Sculpture of Rachel Whiteread” (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)

Burrell, Brandon, “Abbott Laboratories: Provisioning a Vision” (Florida State, K. Bearor)

Burton, Johanna, “The Content of Context: Appropriation in American Art of the 1980s” (Princeton, H. Foster)

Busby, Ashley, “Picturing the Cosmos: Surrealism and Astronomy, 1920s–1940s” (UT Austin, L. Henderson)

Bush, Diana, “The Dialectical Object: John Heartfield, 1915–1938” (Columbia, B. Buchloh)

Butterfield-Rosen, Emmelyn, “Posture and Figuration, 1886–1912” (Princeton, B. Doherty)

Calhoun, Robert, “Dynamism, Cosmic Creativeness, and Evolutionary Progress in the Work, Exhibition, and Teaching of Alexander Archipenko” (Ohio State, M. Mudrak)

Campbell, Kathryn, “Imaging Russia during the Cold War: Photographs in Life Magazine, 1945–1962” (Virginia Commonwealth, R. Hobbs)

Caplan, Lindsay “Open Works: Between the Programmed and the Free; Art in Italy from 1962 to 1972” (CUNY, R. Golan)

Capper, Emily, “Allan Kaprow’s Formalism: Composing Pedagogy and Mixed Media in the Postwar American University” (Chicago, C. Mehring)

Caragol, Taina, “The Pendulum’s Swing: Defining Latin American Art from New York Collections, Exhibitions, and Auction Houses, 1960–1990” (CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Carletti, Sabrina, “The Work of Xul Solar: Modernity, Cosmopolitanism, and the Revision of Figuration” (Princeton, B. Doherty)

Carmack, Kara, “Marginal Centers: The New York Underground on Manhattan Public Access Television” (UT Austin, A. Reynolds)

Carrasco, Maria Carolina, “Art Hopes, Art Values: Evolution of the Genre of the Multiple since 1964” (IFA/NYU, R. Storr)

Carter, Kristen, “Fed Up! Gastronomy, Autonomy, and the DIY Community, Art after ’68” (University of British Columbia, S. Guilbaut)

Cavallero, Janet, “Photography and the Creation and Control of the Masses in 1930s Fascist Italy” (Columbia, B. Buchloh)

Chaffee, Cathleen, “Troubling the Codes: Conceptual Art’s Poetic Objects (Marcel Broodthaers, Robert Barry, Hanne Darboven)” (IFA/NYU, R. Storr)

Chamberlain, Colby, “George Maciunas and the Art of Paperwork” (Columbia, B. Joseph)

Chapman, Roberta, “‘We’ll Always Have Paris’: Myths and Constructions of Paris in Chicago, Casablanca, and Buenos Aires (1880–1915)” (Penn State, N. Locke)

Chatalbash, Rachel, “Contemporary Art and Internationalism at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1952–1988” (CUNY, A. Chave)

Chiong, Kathryn, “Lawrence Weiner: Words/Matter” (Columbia, B. Buchloh, R. Krauss)

Choi, Connie, “A Matter of Building Bridges: Photography and African American Education across the Century” (Columbia, K. Jones)

Churner, Rachel, “Gesamtmerzwerk: Kurt Schwitters and the Total Work of Merz” (Columbia, R. Krauss)

Clark, Alexis, “The Musée national du Luxembourg and the Construction of Contemporary Art History, 1871–1914” (Duke, N. McWilliam)

Cohen, Joshua, “Masks and the Modern: African/European Encounters in Twentieth-Century Art” (Columbia, Z. Strother)

Connelly, Shannon, “Curious Realism: Dada and Die Neue Sachlichkeit in 1920s Karlsruhe” (Rutgers, A. Zervigón)

Cronin, Elizabeth, “Passive Fascism? The Politics of Austrian Heimat Photography” (CUNY, G. Batchen, R. Long)

Decker-Parks Arden, “Los Grupos and the Art of Intervention in 1970s Mexico” (CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Dempsey, Kate, “Ray Johnson in Correspondence with Marcel Duchamp” (UT Austin, L. Henderson)

DiCola, Lori Ann, “Surrealist Leanings: Photography, History, and the Reinvention of Jay DeFeo” (Temple, A. Braddock)

Dingledine, Grace, “Artists and/in Victorian London: Networks and Questions of National Identity” (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)

Donahue, Nathaniel, “Classical Narrative and Avant-Garde Modernity in Renoir’s Late Work, 1900–1919” (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)

Douberley, Amanda, “The Corporate Model: Sculpture, Architecture, and the American City, 1946–1975” (UT Austin, A. Reynolds)

Doyle, Allan, “An Exemplary Education: Pedagogic Models in Jean-Léon Gérôme” (Princeton, R. DeLue; Yale, C. Armstrong)

Drosos, Nikolaos, “Looking Across the Iron Curtain: Synthesis of Art and Architecture in a Divided Europe, 1954–58” (CUNY, R. Golan)

Dubs, Jason, “Staging the Social Spectacle: Collectivism, Conceptual Strategies, and Cultural Politics in Latin Amearica, 1961–1981” (IFA/NYU, E. Sullivan, R. Storr)

Eppley, Charles, “Un-Fixed Media: Site Specificity and Materiality in the Work of Max Neuhaus” (Stony Brook University, A. Uroskie)

Erickson, Ruth, “Assembling Social Forms: Sociological Art Practice in Post-1968 France” (Pennsylvania, C. Poggi)

Evans, Emily Joyce, “The Search for Proletarian Photography, 1926–1936” (UIUC, T. Weissman)

Evans, Ariel, “To Compare Two Objects: Robert Heinecken and Martha Rosler, 1964–1984” (UT Austin, C. Smith)

Ewing, Margaret, “Unsettling the Politics of Reckoning: Hans Haacke in Germany” (UIUC, S. Hudson)

Faletti, Rina, “Undercurrents of Urban Modernism: Water, Architecture, and Landscape in California and the American West” (UT Austin, M. Charlesworth, R. Shiff)

Farzin, Media, “Theater, Artifice, and Opacity: Guy de Cointet and 1970s Performance.” (CUNY, S. Wilson)

Favorite, Jennifer, “Museum Additions at US War Memorials and the Reinterpretation of National History” (CUNY, H. Senie)

Federman, Rachel, “Making Spaces: Immersive Art in Los Angeles, 1962–2005” (IFA/NYU, T. Crow)

Feliz, Matthew, “The Sonorous Image: Representations of Sound in the Work of Christian Marclay” (Bryn Mawr, L. Saltzman)

Felton, Lori, “Portraits in Dialogue: A Reconsideration of Egon Schiele’s Portraiture” (Bryn Mawr, C. Hertel)

Ferber, Andrea, “Transhistoricity and Aestheticized Violence: Nancy Spero’s Works on Paper” (UIUC, S. Hudson)

Field, Jennifer, “The New York School and the Evolution of Avant-Garde Printmaking in America” (IFA/NYU, J. Weiss)

Fitch, Nicholas, “Technocratic Modernism: The Instituto Torcuato Di Tella and the Avant-Garde in Argentina, 1945–1973” (Columbia, B. Joseph)

Flach, Katherine, “Eliot Elisofon and African Art” (Case Western Reserve, C. Scallen)

Ford, Jacqueline, “Doing Things with [English] Words: Conceptual Art and Philosophy of Language” (Toronto, E. Legge)

Gamble, Antje K., “Determining Terms for an International Post-War Modernism in Italian Sculpture from 1939–1959” (Michigan, A. Potts)

Gant, Kimberli, “Eko o ni baje (May Lagos Be Indestructible): Visual Representations of Lagos, Nigeria from 1960 to 2008” (UT Austin, E. Chambers and C. Smith)

Gencer, Yasemin, “Delivering the Satirical Punch: Reform, Secularism, and Nationalism in the Cartoons of the Early Republican Period in Turkey (1923–1928)” (Indiana, B. Rothstein)

Gerami, Sheila, “The Hall of Fame for Great Americans: The Evolution of a Forgotten Memorial” (CUNY, H. Senie)

Gilman, Bridget, “Re-envisioning Everyday Spaces: Photorealism in the San Francisco Bay Area” (Michigan, M. Biro)

Glebova, Aglaya, “Visualizing Stalinism: Photography of the Early Gulags” (UC Berkeley, A. Wagner)

Gleisser, Faye, “Guerrilla Tactics: The Aesthetics of Resistance in Performance Art and American Culture, 1969–79” (Northwestern, H. Copeland)

Goldstein, Jennifer, “Moving Bodies, Moving Things: Convergences of Art and Dance, 1960–1975” (Stony Brook University, A. Uroskie)

Gonzalez, Maria del Mar, “Proofing the Nation: Contested Displays of Identity at the San Juan Print Biennial, 1970–2009” (UIUC, O-E. Vázquez)

Goodrum, Sarah, “The Problem of the Missing Museum: Adventures and Misadventures in the Exhibition of Photographs in the GDR” (USC, K. Lang)

Greaves, Kerry “Helhesten and the Danish Avant-Garde, 1934–1946” (CUNY, E. Braun)

Green, Kate, “Encountering Vito Acconci: Performance in the Early 1970s” (UT Austin, A. Reynolds)

Grimes, Julia Evelyn, “The Elements of Style: The 1950s Art of Zao Wou-Ki” (UCLA, H.S. Lee)

Grove, Jaleen, “A Cultural Trade: Canadian Illustrators at Home and in the United States, 1880–1960” (Stony Brook University, M. Bogart)

Gyorody, Andrea, “‘To Reproduce is Human’: Joseph Beuys and the Multiple” (UCLA, G. Baker)

Haavik-MacKinnon, Amy, “A Colony Within: Art, Film, and Identity in London’s East End” (Bryn Mawr, L. Saltzman)

Hallman, Lee “Staking Ground: The London Landscapes of Frank Auerbach, Lucian Freud, and Leon Kossoff” (CUNY, E. Braun)

Hamelin, Candice, “Behind Material and Immaterial Divides: East German Photography between 1949 and 1989” (Michigan, M. Biro, G. Eley)

Han, Ji-Yoon, “La photographie au bord du surréalisme: Intermédialités optiques-tactiles” (Université de Montréal, J. Lamoureux)

Hanas, Erin, “Wolf Vostell’s Fluxus Zug, 1969–1981: Mobile Museum, Ideal Academy, Alternative Archive” (Duke, K. Stiles)

Hanson, Lauren, “Creating a Scene: Art and Experimentation in Düsseldorf circa 1958” (UT Austin, A. Reynolds)

Harren, Natilee, “Objects Without Object: The Artwork in Flux, 1958–1969” (UCLA, G. Baker)

Hart, Daniel, “Sculpture as Paradigm: Picasso in the Boisgeloup Years” (IFA/NYU, R. Lubar)

Hartnett, Gerald, “Recorded Objects and Couterauras: Art, Technical Reproducibility, Cybernetics, 1952–1962” (Stony Brook University, A. Uroskie)

Harvey, Edwin, “Permanent Storage: Locality, Place, and Paradox in Andrew Wyeth’s Hay Ledge” (UC Berkeley, M. Lovell)

Hatton, Brynn, “The Image of Difference: Racial Coalition and Visual Collapse By Way of Vietnam” (Northwestern, H. Feldman)

Haviland, Mary, “Documenting Douglas Huebler: His Conceptual Works” (Virginia, H. Singerman)

Henderson, Julie, “Signal Terrorism: Television and Violence in 1970s Video” (Delaware, A. Gibson)

Hendricks, Genevieve, “Collision and Collusion: Le Corbusier’s Painting and Architecture after Purism” (IFA/NYU, J-L. Cohen)

Herrera, Olga U., “The US State, the Private Sector, and Modern Art in South America, 1940–1945” (George Mason, M. Greet)

Herrero Matoses, Fernando, “Antonio Saura: The Spanish Avant-Garde and the Monster” (UIUC, J. Fineberg)

Heuer, Megan, “A New Realism: Fernand Léger, 1918–1931” (Princeton, H. Foster)

Heung, Elsie “Portraying Women’s Suffrage: Visual Arts and the Campaign for the Vote in the United States, 1900–1920” (CUNY, G. Levin)

Hill, Joe, “Biennials on the Brink: New International Contemporary Art Festivals, 1984–2004” (IFA/NYU, R. Storr)

Hulst, Titia, “The Leo Castelli Gallery” (IFA/NYU, R. Storr)

Jackson, Paul, “Audience, Communication, and Public Values in Abstract Expressionism” (IFA/NYU, R. Lubar)

Jacobus-Parker, Frances, “The Art of Vija Celmins” (Princeton, H. Foster)

Jans, Rachel, “Art on the Border: Galerie René Block in 1960s and 70s Berlin and New York” (Chicago, C. Mehring)

Jara, Jeff, “A Fine Tradition: Folk Art and the Development of Modernist American Art, 1900–1940” (Delaware, A. Gibson, C. Holloway)

Jardim de Santa Cruz Oliveira, Teresa Cristina, “Global Conceptualism and Cildo Meireles’s Cultural Critique” (UIUC, I. Small)

Johnson, Samuel, “How Does Abstraction Become Propaganda?: El Lissitzky in the Public Sphere” (Harvard, M. Gough)

Johnson, Katharine, “Alberto Burri” (Johns Hopkins University, M. Fried)

Josephson, Katharine “Your Art Here: Print Advertisements and Contemporary Art, 1964–1990” (IFA/NYU, T. Crow)

Kajiya, Kenji, “Unfolding Modernism: Reconsidering Clement Greenberg’s Art Criticism and the Paintings of Helen Frankenthaler, Morris Louis, and Kenneth Noland, 1948–1961” (IFA/NYU, R. Lubar)

Kaplan, Lauren, “Crossing the Atlantic: Italians in Argentina, 1916–1946” (CUNY, E. Braun)

Karabeg, Jasmina, “Le Hazard Objectif: Surrealism, Science, and Politics” (University of British Columbia, S. Guilbaut)

Katz, Ariela, “The Maison du Peuple: Modernity and Working Class Identity in French Architecture and Urbanism” (IFA/NYU, J-L. Cohen)

Kerrigan, Emily A., “Art Off the Beaten Path: Developing American Modernism in New England’s Small Towns, Seaports, and Villages” (Iowa, J. Kinsey-Fields)

Kienle, Miriam, “Community at a Distance: The Networked Art of Ray Johnson” (UIUC, T. Weissman)

King, Jennifer, “Michael Asher and the Art of Infrastructure: Space, Cities, Institutions" (Princeton, H. Foster)

Kohn, Tara, “Books to Connect ‘People of the Book’: Photographic Constructions of Jewish Community in Three American Anthologies” (UT Austin, C. Smith)

Kowell, Masha, “Agit-plakat: The Destalinization of Soviet Political Posters, 1956–1966” (Pennsylvania, C. Poggi, K. Beckman)

Kulpa, Pierette, “From Michelangelo to Mussolini: Attribution and Appropriation in the Palestrina Pietà” (Penn State, B. Curran)

Kuo, Michelle, “To Avoid the Waste of a Cultural Revolution: Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.), 1966–1979” (Harvard, Y-A. Bois, B. Buchloh)

Kwon, Marci, “Vernacular Modernism: Joseph Cornell and the ‘Authentic’ in American Art” (IFA/NYU, T. Crow)

Landres, Sophie, “Dissonant Interpretation: The Body, Law, and Instrument in Charlotte Moorman’s Avant-Garde Sound Performances” (Stony Brook University, A. Uroskie)

Larson, Christina, “Paul Sample: Defining American Masculine Identity” (Case Western Reserve, H. Adams)

Lawrence, Nora, “Dan Flavin’s Histories” (CUNY, A. Chave)

Lee, Kyoung Yong (Anton), “The Historiography of Art in the Second Half of the 20th Century and the 21st Century” (University of British Columbia, C. Soussloff)

Lee, Young Ji, “Recoding Capital: Spatial Dialectics of Socialist Realism and Maoist Images” (Duke, S Abe, K. Stiles)

Leiderman, Daniil, “Moscow Conceptualism and ‘Shimmering’: Authority, Anarchism, and Space” (Princeton, H. Foster)

Lenssen, Anneka, “The Shape of the Support: Painting in Syria’s Twentieth Century” (MIT, N. Rabbat)

Lerer, Marisa, “30,000 Reasons to Remember: Patronage and Artistic Strategies for Memorializing Argentina’s Disappeared” (CUNY, K. Manthorne, H. Senie)

Levenson, Abra, “Figures and Things: Charles Demuth, 1914–1935” (Princeton, R. DeLue)

Li, Vivian, “Art’s Public Lives: Post-1949 Sculpture in China” (Michigan, J. Kee)

Liebert, Emily, “Roles Recast: Eleanor Antin and the 1970s” (Columbia, A. Alberro, R. Deutsche, B. Joseph)

Loiacono, Mark, “Shadow of a Doubt: Andy Warhol’s Abstract Series, 1977–1987” (IFA/ NYU, T. Crow)

Lotery, Kevin, “An Exhibit/An Aesthetic: The Exhibition Designs of Richard Hamilton, Nigel Henderson, and the Independent Group, 1951–59” (Harvard, B. Buchloh)

Lowery, Rebecca, “Contingent Bodies: Art in and around Los Angeles, 1969–75” (IFA/NYU, T. Crow)

Lucento, Angelina, “Realism and the Birth of Soviet Social Media: Art, Politics, and Communication in Russia, 1922–1934” (Northwestern, C. Kiaer)

Madura, Joe, “Revising Minimal Art in the AIDS Crisis, 1984–1998” (Emory, J. Meyer)

Magnusen, Kaia, “‘Ghastly Females’ and ‘Wanton Corrosion’: The Appropriation and Modernization of German Old Master Motifs in Otto Dix’s Images of Weimar Women” (Rutgers, A. Zervigón)

Mahdi, Fatima, “Representing the Middle Ages at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1870–1940” (IFA/NYU, J-L. Cohen)

Maizels, Michael, “Barry Le Va: The Sculptural Aftermath” (Virginia, H. Singerman)

Malloy, Caroline R., “Transforming Ireland: Visual and Material Creations of Irishness at International Exhibitions, 1853–1939” (Wisconsin, Madison, N. Marshall)

Marcus, Daniel, “The Banality of Speed: Automotive Modernity in Interwar France” (UC Berkeley, T. Clark)

Marsh, Charlene Catharine, “‘Photographie Humaniste’ (1945–1961): Whose Humanism?” (UT Austin, A. Reynolds)

Marson, Jann, “Cut, Paste, Protest: The Art of Marcel Mariën and Its Effects on International Politics, 1937–70” (Toronto, A. Syme)

Martegani, Micaela, “Costantino Nivola’s Public Work: Art, Architecture, and Social Utopia” (IFA/NYU, J-L. Cohen)

Mastroianni, Megan, “The Spaces in Between: Ihe Artists’ Magazine and Its Reader in West Germany, 1968–1975” (USC, M. Luke)

Matteson, Matthew Benjamin, “Between Architectures: Institutionalization and Architectural Discourse in Early 20th-Century Poland” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

McComas, Jennifer, “The Politics of Display: Exhibiting Modern German Art in America, 1937–1957” (Indiana, J. Kennedy)

McCormick, A. Morgan, “The Myth of Multiculturalism: The Works of Roger Shimomura” (Florida State, L. Weingarden)

McDowell, Tara, “Image Nation: The Art of Jess, 1951–1991” (UC Berkeley, A. Wagner)

McGavran, Sarah, “Belated Orientalisms: Klee, Matisse, and North Africa, ca. 1906–1930” (Washington University, E. Childs)

McGuire, Mary, “The Judson Revolution: Art and Social Movement, 1958–1965” (UC Santa Barbara, L. Monahan)

McManus, William, “‘When We Made Movies Just to Make Them’: Warhol’s Films and the Surface of the 1960s” (Princeton, H. Foster)

Melanson, Elizabeth, “The Patronage of Modern Art by High Society Women in France, 1871–1914” (Delaware, M. Werth)

Mertz, Renee, “The Importance of Being Misunderstood: Takashi Murakami’s Significance Abroad” (IFA/NYU, T. Crow)

Miller, Nicholas Andrew, “Primitivist Encounters? African American Painting, Diasporic Objects, and the Making of Modern Art, 1927–1977” (Northwestern, H. Copeland)

Murrell, Denise, “Seeing Laure: The Iconographic Legacy of Race as Modernity in Manet’s Olympia” (Columbia, A. Higonnet)

Myers, Nicole, “Courbet’s Nudes: Realism and the Rococo Revival” (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)

Myers, Allison, “Writing the History of French Art in the US, 1959–1980” (UT Austin, R. Shiff)

Najafi, Roja, “Figuration, Abstraction, and Materiality in the Work of Jean Dubuffet, 1901–1985” (UT Austin, R. Shiff)

Najda, Aleksander, “Apocalypse According to Vasily Kandinsky” (UIC, P. Hales)

Nakagawa, Ikuyo, “Negotiating Boundaries: Nationalism and Internationalism in the Art of Tsuguharu Foujita” (CUNY, E. Braun)

Narusevicius, Vytas, “Parallel Processing: Conceptual Art in the Age of Revolt, 1966–1970” (University of British Columbia, S. Guilbaut)

Necol, Jane, “Matisse and His Books: Transcending Limits” (Columbia, D. Rosand)

Newbury, Susanna, “Speculations: Art and Real Estate in Los Angeles, 1960–1980” (Yale, D. Joselit)

Newton, Gregory, “The Emergence of Monochrome Painting in 1950s New York” (CUNY, A. Chave)

O’Dea, Rory, “From the Spiritual to Science Fiction: The Irrational World of Robert Smithson” (IFA/NYU, R. Storr)

Palmer, Daniel S., “The Integration of Art, Architecture, and Identity: Alfred Kasatner, Louis Kahn, and Ben Shahn at the Jersey Homesteads.” (CUNY, K. Murphy)

Paneth-Pollak, Tessa, “Definite Means: Hans Arp’s Cut-Outs, 1911–1930” (Princeton, H. Foster)

Parsons, Heather, “The Tableaux of Edward and Nancy Reddin Kienholz and the Spectacle of Photography” (Penn State, S. Rich)

Parsons, Sara-Jayne, “Liminal Britain: Place and Memory in British Photography since 1979” (UT Austin, M. Charlesworth)

Parsons, Jennifer Stettler, “From the Wake of the Ferry: John Sloan’s Early Work in Philadelphia & New York, 1888–1907” (Virginia, E. Turner)

Perl, AnnMarie, “Cold War Artist-Showmen: Georges Mathieu and Yves Klein, 1945–1962” (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)

Peterson, Nathan, “Re-imaging China: Ai Weiwei and Contemporary Chinese Art” (Iowa, C. Adcock)

Pillen, Corey, “WPA Posters: A New Deal for Design” (Wisconsin, Madison, A. Andrzejewski)

Pobocha, Paulina, “Intents and Accidents: The Work of Gabriel Orozco” (IFA/NYU, R. Storr, R. Lubar)

Polonyi, Eszter, “Surfaces in Movement: Béla Balázs and Central-Eastern European Modernism” (Columbia, N. Elcott)

Poon, Jessica, “Confrontation: The Painters Eleven and the Figuration of Post-War Canadian Identity in the 1950s” (University of British Columbia, J. O’Brian)

Portnoy, Scott, “Abstraction Reduced: The Monochrome in American Painting, 1949–1963” (Columbia, B. Buchloh)

Potter, Berit, “Grace L. McCann Morley: ‘The Unique Authority on Latin American Art’; The Exhibition and Exchange of Modern Art within the Americas, 1935–1955” (IFA/NYU, T. Crow, E. Sullivan)

Proctor, Jacob, “Cold War Cut-Ups: Collage, Found Footage, and Expanded Cinema as Alternative Public Sphere” (Harvard, Y-A. Bois, B. Buchloh)

Rabinowitz, Jacob, “Public Construction: Christo and Jeanne Claude’s Running Fence” (IFA/NYU, J. Weiss)

Ramsey, Rosemary, “Biases and Bridges: Reception of the Italian Avant-Garde in the United States, 1949–1957” (CUNY, E. Braun)

Reddy, Meredith, “Haunted Mediums: Women, Photography, and Spiritualism, 1890–1930” (Toronto, L. Kaplan)

Reed, Emily, “Naum Gabo, Alexander Calder, Isamu Noguchi and the Pre- and Post-War Development of Abstract Art for Public Space” (Virginia, E. Turner)

Rees, Anastasia, “‘Notes from the Underground’: Dissident Cultural Communities in Czechoslovakia, 1965–1989” (UT Austin, A. Reynolds)

Reineck, Ryan, “Our Decorative Scheme”: Abstraction and Subversion in the Designs of the Omega Workshops, 1913–1919” (Princeton, H. Foster)

Reitz, Christopher, “Hedged Identity: Art and Speculation in the 1980s and 1990s” (Princeton, H. Foster)

Ridler, Morgan “The Bauhaus Wall-Painting Workshop: Mural Painting to Wallpapering, Art to Product” (CUNY, R. Long)

Rifelj, Claire, “Collage Culture: Art in California in the 1970s and 80s” (IFA/NYU, T. Crow)

Ritter, Gabriel, “Kitawaki Noboru and Surrealism in Japan, 1930–1951” (UCLA, D. McCallum)

Rivera, Alfredo, “Revolutionizing Modernities: Visualizing Utopia in 1960s Havana, Cuba” (Duke, R. Powell, E. Gabara)

Rivers, Tina, “‘Lights in Orbit’: The Howard Wise Gallery and the Rise of Media in the 1960s” (Columbia, B. Joseph)

Robbins, Carrie, “Trompe l’Oeil Strategies in Contemporary Art” (Bryn Mawr, S. Z. Levine)

Robbins, Ola, “The Construction of Alterist Identities in the Self-Portraits of James Ensor” (CUNY, J. Sund)

Roberts, Jodi, “Photography and the Contested Spaces of Buenos Aires under Juan Domingo Perón” (IFA/NYU, E. Sullivan, R. Lubar)

Roesch, Nathanael, “On Sport, Representation, and Contemporary Art” (Bryn Mawr, L. Saltzman)

Roldan, Deborah, “España Negra: Tradition in Spanish Painting” (IFA/NYU, R. Lubar)

Romanenko, Katerina, “The Visual Language of the Soviet Popular Illustrated Magazines in the 1930s” (CUNY, R. Long)

Root, Nicole, “The Inassimilable: Mike Kelley’s Poetics of the Low” (IFA/NYU, R. Storr)

Rosenberg, Max, “Sender/Receiver and Everything In-Between: Aktionskunst in East Germany” (Yale, D. Joselit)

Rosenberger, Christina, “The Early Work of Agnes Martin” (IFA/NYU, T. Crow)

Ruembeli, Susanne, “Art as Tragicomedy: Martin Kippenberger and the End of the Avant-Garde” (IFA/NYU, T. Crow)

Salas, Alexis, “Performing the Making: Uses of Public Spheres of Collaboration by Artists in Mexico City, 1987–2003” (UT Austin, A. Giunta)

Salinger, Victoria, “Translating Mathematics: The Art of Hanne Darboven” (Chicago, C. Mehring)

Salseda, Rose, “The Visual Art Legacy of the 1992 Los Angeles Riots” (UT Austin, C. Smith)

Sarvé-Tarr, Marin, “Seizing the Everyday: Lettrist Film and the French Postwar Avant-Garde, 1946–1954” (Chicago, C. Mehring)

Schafer, Susan, “Roma Anno Zero: Continuity and Change in Post-World War II Architecture in Rome” (IFA/NYU, J-L. Cohen)

Schiller, Emily, “Unsettled Masses: Transportation in American Art, 1929–1946” (Penn State, N. Locke and L. Mazow)

Schoenberger, Janna, “Ludic Conceptualism: Art and Play in the Netherlands from 1959–1975” (CUNY, R. Golan)

Schroeder, Kristin, “New Material Mythologies: The Realities of Clothing in Neue Sachlichkeit Portraits” (Michigan, M. Biro)

Schulman, Daniel, “African American Art and Artists in Chicago, 1893–1945” (IFA/NYU, R. Storr)

Scruggs, Andrew, “Photo Riot! American Photographic Practices, 1962–1975” (Rutgers, A. Zervigón)

Seggerman, Alexandra Dika, “Revolution and Renaissance in Modern Egyptian Art, 1880–1960” (Yale, K. Rizvi, D. Joselit)

Selejan, Ileana, “Postmodern Warfare in Images: The Aesthetics of War Photography in the Late 1970s and 1980s” (IFA/NYU, T. Crow)

Shaw, Jill, “A Coat that Doesn’t Fit: Jean Dubuffet and Anticulture in Mid-Twentieth-Century France” (Chicago, M. Ward)

Sheward, Deanna, “Building for the Bomb: Monumentality and the Manhattan Project” (IFA/NYU, J-L. Cohen)

Shirkey, Joshua, “Dance and/as Art in the United States, 1953–1979” (IFA/ NYU, L. Nochlin)

Sigur, Hannah, “Japan’s Architecture at American World’s Fairs, 1876–1915” (IFA/NYU, J-L. Cohen)

Silveri, Rachel, “The Art of Living in the Historical Avant-Garde” (Columbia, B. Joseph)

Singsen, Doug, “An Alternative by Any Other Name: Pulp Genres and Fandom in American Alternative Comics, 1974–2000” (CUNY, C. Bishop)

Sivert, Laura, “Powering a Nation: The Cultural Landscape of the Tennessee Valley Authority, 1933–1945” (Penn State, C. Zabel and L. Mazow)

Smith, William, “Cinematic Borderlands: A Culture of Film in the Art of the 1960s” (IFA/NYU, T. Crow)

Smith, Sarah-Neel, “Art, Democracy, and the Culture of Dissent in 1950s Turkey” (UCLA, S. Mathur)

Steinberg, Monica, “Finish Fetish: Art, Artists, and Alter-Egos in Los Angeles of the 1960s” (CUNY, A. Chave)

Steinmann, Kate, “Biopower and the Administration of Affect in the Contemporary Photographic Serial” (University of British Columbia, J. O’Brian)

Sudul, Jennifer, “The Early Works of Niki de Saint Phalle” (IFA/NYU, R. Storr, L. Nochlin)

Sullivan, Erin, “Prints and Participation: The Graphic Art of Max Beckmann, Otto Dix, and George Grosz, 1918–1924” (USC, K. Lang)

Sweet, Leah, “Defining (Neo) Dada: German Art of the 1950s and 1960s” (IFA/NYU, R. Storr)

Taft, Maggie, “Making Danish Modern, 1945–1960” (Chicago, C. Mehring)

Tanta, Mirela, “Didactic Art or Sites of Resistance: Socialist Realism in Romania, 1945–1989” (UIC, H. Higgins)

Taylor, Lyrica, “Winifred Knights (1899–1947) and Early Twentieth-Century British Modernism” (Maryland, College Park, W. Pressly)

Thomas, Bragan, “Naked Fascism? Body Politics and the Male Nude in German Sculpture of the Third Reich” (IFA/NYU, R. Lubar)

Thompson, Allison, “Arriving at the Caribbean: Constructing Visual Representations of Transatlantic and Transcultural Experience” (Stony Brook University, B. Frank)

Tierney, Cristin, “Domesticating Modern Art: Aspects of the Promotion of Modern Art in the United States, ca. 1905–1936” (IFA/NYU, R. Lubar)

Tiso, Elisabeth, “The Public Art of Jean Tinguely, 1959–1991” (CUNY, H. Senie)

Tran, Thuy, “The Vietnamese Avant-Gardes, 1954–1975” (UC Santa Barbara, L. Monahan, E. B. Robertson)

Tumbas, Jasmina, “In the Specter of Sovereignty: Experimental Art in Hungary and Yugoslavia circa 1968–1989” (Duke, K. Stiles)

Tyson, John, “Hans Haacke: Beyond ‘Systems Esthetics’” (Emory, J. Meyer)

Uchill, Rebecca, “From Atmospheres to Transactions: Art, Experience, and Alexander Dorner's Audience, 1920–1960” (MIT, C. Jones)

Vangen, Michelle, “Left and Right: Politics and Images of Motherhood in Weimar Germany” (CUNY, R. Long)

Varet, Esther Kim, “Art INC: A Re-assessment of the Art and Technology Program at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art” (Columbia, A. Alberro)

Vronskaya, Alla, “Rationalizing Perception: Psychophysiology and Soviet Modernist Architecture, 1919–1941” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Wang, Ya-Ling, “The Critical and Institutional Reception of American Abstract Expressionism in Taiwan and China” (Binghamton University, J. Tagg)

Warak, Melissa, “Made to Music: Interactions of Music and Art, 1955–1969” (UT Austin, L. Henderson)

Watson, Jennifer, “Realism and Representation: Arman, 1954–1964” (Johns Hopkins, M. Fried)

Weathers, Chelsea, “Shooting Underground: Andy Warhol’s Cinema and the Making of a Public Image, 1963–1966” (UT Austin, A. Reynolds)

Wei, Chu-Chiun, “Globalism and Identity in Taiwanese Contemporary Art, 1978–2009” (CUNY, A. Chave)

Weibgen, Lara, “The Aesthetics of Mereness: Moscow Conceptualism, 1975–1988” (Yale, D. Joselit)

Weil, Harry, “To Live Again: The Possibilities of Re-performance in Twentieth-Century Arts” (Stony Brook University” (Stony Brook University, Z. Patterson)

Weiler, Derek, “Saying ‘I’: John Cage, Richard Hamilton, and Proto-Conceptual Art” (IFA/NYU, R. Storr)

Welch, Adam “‘Borderline Research’: Art between Canada and the United States, 1965–1980” (Toronto, E. Legge)

Wells, K. L. H., “Modernism’s Other Tableau: Tapestry in the Twentieth Century” (USC, N. Troy)

Wendt, Pan, “Social Fabric: The Group Cloth Works of James Lee Byars, Michelangelo Pistoletto, and Franz Erhard Walther, 1967–70” (Yale, D. Joselit, C. Mehring)

Weyl, Christina, “Abstract Impressions: Women Printmakers and the New York Atelier 17, 1940–55” (Rutgers, J. Marter)

Wieck, Anna, “Painting, Popular Culture, Politics: Depicting Tradition on the Eve of the Spanish Civil War (1936–1939)” (Michigan, A. Potts)

Wijegoonaratna, Michele, “Tradition, Innovation and National Identity in Otto Dix’s Portraits and Self-Portraits, 1912–1927” (IFA/NYU, R. Lubar)

Williams, Alena, “Movement in Vision: Cinema, Aesthetics, and Modern German Culture, 1915–30” (Columbia, J. Crary)

Williams, Robin, “From Meshes and Mirage: A Poetics of Film, Video, and Performance, ca. 1946–1976” (UT Austin, A. Reynolds)

Williamson, Daniel, “Modern Architecture and Local Culture in Ahmedabad, 1947–1968” (IFA/NYU, J-L. Cohen)

Wisehart, Christiane, “Seeing Things: Depression-Era Representations of Antique American Objects” (Indiana, S. Burns)

Wolf, Vanessa, “Surplus Feeling: War and Remembrance in Lee Bontecou's Wall Reliefs, 1958–1966” (Yale, A. Nemerov)

Wong, Hannah, “A ‘Funny Guy’ Comes to America: Parody, Play, Irony, and the Role of Humor in the Work of Francis Picabia, 1913–1917” (UT Austin, L. Henderson)

Yau, Elaine, “Thawing Objects: Camp Sensibility, Museum Collections, and the Legacy of Raid the Icebox 1 with Andy Warhol” (UC Berkeley, M. Lovell)

Zhang, Jingmin, “Chinese Painting Research Society at Beijing: Modernity, Art, Antiquity, and Nationalism, 1920–1937” (Maryland, College Park, J. Kuo)

Zhurauliova, Tatsiana, “Arcadia Americana: Landscape in the Art of Arshile Gorky, Pavel Tchelitchew, and Yasuo Kuniyoshi during World War II” (Yale, A. Nemerov)