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, 2009

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

Adriasola, Ignacio, “Melancholy Sites: The Affective Politics of Marginality in Post-Anpo Japan, 1960–1970” (Duke University, G. Weisenfeld)

Akšamija, Azra, “Our Mosques Are Us: Rewriting National History of Bosnia-Herzegovina through Religious Architecture” (MIT, N. Rabbat)

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 Art, 1961–1980” (IFA/NYU, R. Storr)

Álvarez-González, Manuel Fernando, “From Syndicalism to Imperialism: José Luis Sert and His Master Plans for Barcelona (1931–34) and Havana (1956–58)” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

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)

Antoncic, Debra, “Oddballs and Eccentrics (les hirsutes et les excentriques): Art and Artists in the Popular Pressin Post-War Canada” (Queens, Kingston, L. Jessup)

Archino, Sarah, “Rewriting the Narrative of Dada in New York, 1910–1926” (CUNY, R. Long)

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

Barr, Adrian, “Archaeologies of the Avant-Garde: Moscow Conceptualism and the Legacy of Soviet Modernism” (Rutgers, J. Sharp)

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

Basu, Priyanka, “Kunstwissenschaft and the ‘Primitive’: Excursions in the History of Art History, 1880–1925” (USC, K. Lang)

Benus, Benjamin, “Social Graphics and Pictorial Statistics: Gerd Arntz, Otto Neurath, and the Origins of the Modern Pictogram” (Maryland, College Park, S. Mansbach)

Blokker, Johanna, “Kirchen in Trummern: World War II and the Reconstruction of the Church in Cologne, 1945–1963” (IFA/NYU, J-L. Cohen)

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

Bourneuf, Annie, “The Visible and the Legible: On Paul Klee's Work and Reception, 1916–1922” (Princeton, B. Doherty)

Bristow, Jessica E., “Gordon Matta-Clark: Deconstruction, Destruction, Art, and Architectural Confluence” (Iowa, W. Tomasini)

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

Brown, Sienna, “The Lithographs of Robert Rauschenberg” (Emory, J. Meyer))

Bugajski, Jill, “Places Impossible and Fantastic: Cold War Monumentality and Its East-West Network, 1956–1970” (Northwestern, H. Feldman)

Burgess, Lana A., “Advancing American Art: Survival of an Idea” (Florida State, K. Bearor)

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

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

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

Byrd, Anne, “Hats Off, Galileo: Richard Serra before Tilted Arc” (UC Berkeley, A. Wagner)

Campbell, Andrew Raymond, “Bound Together: Gay and Lesbian Leather Communities, 1966–1984” (UT Austin, A. Reynolds)

Canwell, Jeremy, “Mystics and Moderns: Dissidence in Estonian Art from 1968 to Glasnost’” (Rutgers, J. Sharp)

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

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

Castaneda, Luis, “The Twilight of the ‘Miracle’: The Politics of Architecture in Mexico, 1953–1968” (IFA/NYU, E. Sullivan, J-L. Cohen)

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)

Chang, Christina, “The End of Painting” (Michigan, A. Potts)

Chapman, Kathleen, “Expressionism Multiplied: The Reproducibility of Style in Early 20th-Century German Posters” (USC, K. Lang)

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

Chlenova, Masha, “On Display: Transformations of the Avant-Garde in Soviet Public Culture, 1928–1933” (Columbia, C. Kiaer)

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

Considine, Lian, “Andy Warhol and Pop Art in France in the 1960s: A Reconsideration” (IFA/NYU, T. Crow)

Costello, Eileen Elizabeth, “Between the Easel and the Mural: The Dissolution of Abstract Expressionist Painting into the Realm of Architecture” (UT Austin, R. Shiff)

Cousins, Charlotte Jane, “The Shaping of Constantin Brancusi: Formalism and ‘Influence’ in the Early 20th Century” (UT Austin, R. Shiff, J. Leoshko)

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

Cuthbert, Nancy, “The Fountain Sculptures of George Tsutakawa: Shaping Metal, Water, and Urban Public Space” (University of Victoria, C. Thomas)

D'Anniballe, Maria, “Urban Space in Fascist Verona: Contested Grounds for Mass Spectacle, Tourism, and the Architectural Past” (Pittsburgh, B. McCloskey)

Davis, Alexandra, “The Public Face of Art: Representations of Artists in American Fashion and Lifestyle Magazines, 1923–1951” (Pennsylvania, M. Leja)

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

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

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

Donovan, Celeste, “María Izquierdo and Modern Mexican Religious Culture, 1940–1947” (CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Douberley, Amanda Ann, “The Corporate Model: Sculpture, Architecture, and the American City, 1954–1969” (UT Austin, A. Reynolds)

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

Dubay, Rebecca, “The Persistence of Painting: Frank Stella, Anne Truitt, Robert Ryman, and Abstraction in the Sixties” (Bryn Mawr, L. Saltzman)

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

Durham, Dennis, “Vancouver Conceptual Art from N.E.THING CO. to Jeff Wall: The Transformation of Art Practice through Pedagogy” (Virginia Commonwealth, R. Hobbs)

Eckhardt, Sarah Louise, “A Constant Reevaluator: Hedda Sterne and the Abstract Expressionist Context” (UIUC, J. Fineberg)

English, Travis, “From Dadaism to Verism: Radical Traditionalism in German Painting, 1920–1945” (SUNY Stony Brook, D. Kuspit)

Erickson, Ruth, “Between the Street and the Museum: The Sociological Art Collective (Fred Forest, Hervé Fischer, and Jean-Paul Thénot) in Post-1968 France” (Pennsylvania, C. Poggi, K. Beckman)

Evans, Emily Joyce, “The First Russian Art Exhibition, Berlin 1922: Display and Reception of the New Russia” (UIUC, J. Mendelson)

Ewing, Margaret, “Hans Haacke, German, and the Public Sphere” (UIUC, J. Fineberg)

Falgàs, Jordi, “Modernity and Tradition in Catalan Noucentisme: Rafael Masó's Regionalist Architecture, 1911–17” (Wisconsin, Madison, B. Buenger)

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

Ferrell, Elizabeth, “Collaborated Lives: Individualism and Collectivity in the San Francisco Avant-Garde, 1950–1965” (UC Berkeley, A. Wagner)

Folland, Thomas F., “Robert Rauschenberg’s Queer Modernism: Decoration, Theatricality, and Camp in the Combines, 1954–59” (UCLA, G. Baker)

Gand, Elizabeth, “The Poetics and Politics of Play: Helen Levitt's Early Work, 1935–1945” (UC Berkeley, A. Wagner)

Gasparavicius, Gediminas, “The Irwin Group and Neue Slowenische Kunst: From Retro-Avant-Garde to a Virtual State of Arts” (SUNY Stony Brook, D. Kuspit)

Gasper-Hulvat, Marie, “Kazimir Malevich’s Late Figurative Paintings and the Construction of History” (Bryn Mawr, L. Saltzman, T. Harte)

Geha, Katie, “Like Life: Process, Information, Representation, 1967–1976” (UT Austin, R. Shiff)

Gilderhus, Kirsten, “Karl Hubbuch: Drawings and Graphic Works, 1927–1930” (Wisconsin, Madison, B. Buenger)

Gilman, Bridget, “Re-Envisioning Everyday Spaces: Photorealist Painting in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1960–Present” (Michigan, M. Biro)

Graber, Lauren, “Gruppe SPUR: Art and Dissent in West Germany during the Cold War” (Michigan, M. Biro)

Green, Midori, “Sec's Appeal: The Secretary in American Popular Culture, 1900–64” (Minnesota, K. Solomonson)

Griffiths, Jennifer, “Women Painters of Italian Futurism” (Bryn Mawr, D. Cast, R. Ricci)

Gupta, Atreyee, “The Promise of the Modern: State, Culture, and Avant-Gardism in Post-Independence India” (Minnesota, F. Asher)

Gurshtein, Ksenya, “TransStates: Conceptual Art in Eastern Europe and the Limits of Utopia” (Michigan, A. Potts)

Guu, Monica, “Polyphonic Texts: Tracking the Meanings of Art Deco in Shanghai, 1923–1937” (Toronto, J. Purtle)

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

Hackbarth, Daniel, “Media as Medium, Raoul Hausmann, 1886–1971” (Stanford, P. Lee)

Hanas, Erin, “Experimental Aesthetics and Artistic Interventions: Wolf Vostell’s Fluxus Zug” (Duke, K. Stiles)

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

Harris, Lindsay, “Reframing the Vernacular: Photography, Architecture, and the Construction of Italian Modernism, 1936–1951” (IFA/NYU, J-L. Cohen, R. Storr)

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

Hartzell, Freyja, “Delight in Sachlichkeit: Richard Riemerschmid and the Thingliness of Things” (Yale, E. Cooke, Jr.)

Haskell, Caitlin Welsh, “A Painter without a Problem: Critical Evaluations of Henri ‘Le Douanier’ Rousseau, 1910–1960” (UT Austin, R. Shiff)

Heineman, Anna M., “Nurturing Neighborhoods: Buster Simpson's Eco-Art” (Iowa, C. Adcock)

Hellstein, Valerie, “Grounding the Social Aesthetics of Abstract Expressionism: A New Intellectual History of the Club” (SUNY Stony Brook, M. Bogart, J. Katz)

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)

Hensley, Christal, “The Cult of Personality: Gertrude Stein and the Development of the Object Portrait in the American Visual Arts” (Florida State, K. Bearor)

Henson, Dennis, “Beyond Warhol’s 15 Minutes: Pop Art, Pop Music, ‘The Media,’ and Fame” (Missouri, Columbia, K. Schwain)

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

Hickman, Caroline Mesrobian, “Light from the Darkness: Clare Leighton's Wood Engravings in an Age between Wars” (UNC Chapel Hill, A. Marks)

Hill, Jason, “Artist as Reporter: The PM News Picture, 1940–1948” (USC, R. Meyer)

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

Hixson, Kathryn Ann, “Body to Image: The 1970s” (UT Austin, R. Shiff)

Ho, Tienfong, “The Cinematic Picturesque: Narrativity and Experience in American Soldiers’ Monuments” (Bryn Mawr, L. Saltzman)

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

Ikeda, Asato, “Japanese War Art and Fascism” (University of British Columbia, J. O’Brian, J. Mostow)

Israel, Matthew, “Towards a Greater Understanding of Antiwar Art in the United States during the Vietnam War” (IFA/NYU, R. Storr)

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

James, Linda, “The Decadent Dandyism of the Work of Yves Klein” (Wisconsin, Madison, B. Buenger)

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

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

Johnson, Danielle, “Salvador Dalí and René Magritte, 1928–36” (IFA/NYU, R. Lubar)

Jones, Zoe, “A Transnational Bohemia: Dandyism, Eroticism, and Transgression in the Futurist Art of Gino Severini” (Duke, M. Antliff)

Josten, Jennifer, “Mathias Goeritz and Contemporary Art in Mexico, 1950–1968” (Yale, D. Joselit)

Jozefacka, Anna, “Rebuilding of Warsaw: Architecture, Urban Planning, and Ideology in Postwar Poland (1945–1970)” (IFA/NYU, J-L. Cohen)

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)

Kalinsky, Yelena, “Collective Actions: Moscow Conceptualism, Performance, and the Archive, 1976–1995” (Rutgers, J. Sharp)

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

Kato, Yukiko, “Color, Hygiene, and Body Politics: French Neo-Impressionist Theories of Vision and Volition, 1880–1905” (Duke, M. Antliff)

Katz, Ann, “Hybrid Species: Lee Bontecou's Sculpture and Works on Paper, 1958–1971” (Princeton, H. Foster)

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

Keegan, Rebecca, “Black Artists, the Problem of Authenticity, and ‘Africa’ in the 20th Century” (Duke, R. Powell)

Kim, Soomin, “Performing Yayoi Kusama” (Iowa, C. Adcock)

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

Kitnick, Alex, “World Famous Creatures: The Work of Eduardo Paolozzi, 1946–1960” (Princeton, H. Foster)

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

Kowell, Masha, “Labor Force: Representation of Labor in Soviet Film and Photography (1927–1932)” (Pennsylvania, C. Poggi)

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)

Kurtovic, Nikolina, “Presidential Photography in Socialist Yugoslavia: National and International Perspectives” (Toronto, E. Legge)

Lachance-Provençal, François, “Avant-garde et spiritualité: Générations/Désintégrations” (Université de Montréal, N. Dubreuil)

Lang, Colin, “Room 19, 1966–1969” (Yale, D. Joselit, C. Mehring)

Le Blanc, Alexandra, “Tropical Modernism: Art and Architecture in Rio de Janeiro at Mid-Century (1948–1963)” (USC, N. Troy)

Lee, Jungsil, “Reconsidering the Body in Korean Modern Art: Ku Ponung’s Body, World, and Art” (UCLA, B. Jungmann)

Lee, Kee-Lee, “Sur Vampyr: Theresa Hak Kyang Cha and the Cultural Para-Sites of the Korean Diaspora” (UNC Chapel Hill, C. Mavor)

Lee, Lisa, “Sculpture's Condition/Conditions of Publicness: Isa Genzken and Thomas Hirchhorn” (Princeton, B. Doherty)

Lee, SooJin, “Born in Asia, Made in New York: Careers of Yoko Ono, Yayoi Kusama, Mariko Mori, and Nikki S. Lee” (UIC, H. Higgins)

Lee, Yulin, “Architectural Responses to Contemporary Art: Four Cases of Contemporary Art Museums in Japan in the 1990s” (IFA/NYU, J. Hay, J-L. Cohen)

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)

Levavy, Sara Beth, “Immediate Mediation: A Narrative of the Newsreel and the Film” (Stanford, S. Bukatman)

Lewis, David, “Francis Picabia and the Problem of Nihilism” (CUNY, E. Braun)

Lichtman, Sarah, “From Basement to Bandstand: The Private and Public Places of the American Teenager, 1945–1965” (The Bard Graduate Center, P. Kirkham)

Liebert, Emily, “Critical Humor in American Conceptual Art: A Feminist History” (Columbia, A. Alberro, R. Deutsche, B. Joseph)

Lindenberger-Wellen, Laura, “Southern Art Communities and Regional Feelings, 1930–1945” (UT Austin, A. Reynolds)

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

Lucento, Angelina, “Debating the Socialist Image: The Conflict between Painting and Photography in Soviet Art, 1926–1937” (Northwestern, C. Kiaer)

Maddipati, Venugopal, “The Quiet but Eventual: The Architecture of a Gandhian Holism in Post-Colonial India” (Minnesota, C. Asher)

Madsen, Annelise, “Model Citizens: Mural Painting, Pageantry, and the Art of Civic Life in Progressive America” (Stanford, W. Corn)

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

Mangini, Elizabeth, “Arte Povera in Turin: 1967–1978” (CUNY, R. Golan)

Markoski, Katherine, “Elective Affinities: Artistic Practice at Black Mountain College, 1948–1956” (Johns Hopkins, M. Fried, K. Tuma)

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

Martin, Courtney J., “Cyclones in the Metropole: British Artists, 1968–1989” (Yale, T. Barringer, K. Jones)

Mather, David, “Pictorial Dynamism: A Model of Mass Agency in Italian Futurism, 1909–1918” (UC San Diego, N. Bryson, J. Welchman)

Matteson, Matthew Benjamin, “Between Architectures: Opportunities and Obstacles for Modern Architecture in Interwar Poland” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

McComas, Jennifer, “Imagining the Jewish Body: Constructing Identities in German Art and Propaganda, 1912–1945” (Indiana, Bloomington, J. Kennedy)

McEwen, Abigail, “The Practice and Politics of Cuban Abstraction, ca. 1952–1963” (IFA/NYU, E. Sullivan)

McGavran, Sarah, “Modernist Orientalism in the Art of Paul Klee and Henri Matisse, ca. 1912–1930” (Washington University, E. Childs)

McGuire, Heather, “John Baldessari: Blasted Allegories” (Virginia Commonwealth, R. Hobbs)

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

Middleman, Rachel, “Filthy Pictures or a New Eros? Erotic Art by Women Artists in New York, 1963–1973” (USC, R. Meyer)

Mikulinsky, Alma, “The Chisel and the Lens: Picasso, Brassaï, and the Photography of Sculptures, 1933–1945” (Toronto, E. Legge)

Mitzen, Anne, “Gender, Modernism, and Regionalism: The Promotion and Reception of Künstlerinnen in the Rhineland, 1890–1925” (Brown, H. Vanel)

Modigliani, Leah, “The Limits of the Defeatured Landscape: Dialectics of a Counter Tradition in Vancouver Art” (SUNY Stony Brook, D. Kuspit)

Monahan, Anne, “Form and Content: Politics and Figuration in American Art of the 1960s” (Delaware, A. Gibson)

Montgomery, Harper, “Rebellious Conformists: Exhibiting Avant-Garde Art in Mexico City and Buenos Aires, 1920–1932” (Chicago, M. Ward)

Montross, Sarah, “Landscape into Media: Dislocation and Metaphor in Chilean Art of the Pinochet Era” (IFA/NYU, E. Sullivan)

Mowris, Peter, “Surrealism and the Science of Mental Imagery and Hallucination” (UT Austin, L. Henderson)

Muller, Gabriela, “Abstraction on the Move: Medium, Motion, and Time in the Absolute Film” (Stanford, S. Bukatman)

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

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

Neely, Evan, “Cy Twombly and the Ethics of Painting” (Columbia, D. Freedberg, D. Rosand, B. Joseph)

Neil, Jonathan, “Carl Andre, Richard Serra, the Problem of Materials, and the Picture of Matter” (Columbia, B. Buchloh, R. Krauss)

Nelson, Adele, “The São Paulo Biennial and Latin American Artistic Exchange, 1951–1969” (IFA/NYU, R. Storr, E. Sullivan)

Nero, Julie, “The Interwar Lesbian Monocle: Romaine Brooks’s Una, Lady Troubridge and Hannah Höch’s Russian Dancer” (Case Western Reserve, A. Helmreich)

Nesin, Kate, “Twombly’s Things: The Sculptures of Cy Twombly” (Princeton, H. Foster)

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

Nisbet, James, “Land Is Not the Setting: The Lightning Field and Environments, 1960–1980” (Stanford, P. Lee)

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

Orenduff-Bartos, Lillian, “Polish Symbolism and Negotiations of Modernity” (CUNY, E. Braun)

Pagano, Greer, “Tactile Vision: The Work of Giuseppe Penone” (Ohio State, L. Florman)

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

Pepper, Ian, “On the Difference Between Serialism and Seriality” (Columbia, R. Krauss)

Perers, Maria, “From History to Home: Changing Values in the Politics, Architecture, and Design of Apartment Living in Sweden, 1960–2010” (The Bard Graduate Center, P. Kirkham)

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

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

Price, Marshall, “John Ferren and the Development of Abstraction” (CUNY, K. Manthorne)

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

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

Ray, Sugata, “In the Name of Krishna: Temple Architecture, Pilgrimage Practices, and the Making of a Cultural Landscape in Vrindavan” (Minnesota, F. Asher)

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

Rees, Nathan, “Esoteric Primitivism: The Transcendental Painting Group and Native American Cultures” (Maryland, S. Promey)

Renn, Melissa, “Life Magazine in the Art World, 1936–1972” (Boston, P. Hills, K. N. Morgan)

Richter, Till, “Contemporary Art: Art Historical and Market Criteria” (UT Austin, R. Shiff)

Rippner, Samantha, “Vija Clemins in Context: Paintings, Drawings, and Prints, 1964–1994” (CUNY, M. Hadler)

Roach, Leigh Anne, “A Positive, Popular Art: Sources, Structure, and Impact of Gyorgy Kepes’s Language of Vision” (Florida State, K. Bearor)

Robbins, Carrie, “Trompe l’œil Rupture in Contemporary Art: Reconsidering Photography’s Medium Specificity and Relationship to the Real” (Bryn Mawr, S. Z. Levine)

Robbins, Christa, “Privacy and Abstraction: American Painting, Late Modernism, and the Phenomenal Self” (Chicago, D. English)

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

Roldan, Deborah, “Espana 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)

Romberg, Kristin, “Gan's Constructivism” (Columbia, C. Kiaer)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sels, Kim, “Assembling Identity: The Object-Portrait in American Art, 1917–1927” (Rutgers, J. Marter)

Shaffer, Michael, “Dan Graham’s Video Installations of the 1970s” (Virginia Commonwealth, E. Garberson)

Shipley, Lesley, “Specific Objects: Lee Bontecou’s Steel and Canvas Reliefs and Sculptures, 1959–1964” (Bryn Mawr, L. Saltzman)

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

Skerker, Sara, “Brücke Studios in Dresden: Transformations of Space, Time, and Mind” (Chicago, R. Heller)

Smythe, Luke, “Gerhard Richter: The Sorrows of Modernity and the Sovereignty of Art” (Yale, D. Joselit, C. Mehring)

Stuart, Carolyn, “American Autoscapes: The View from the Road, 1920–1949” (UCLA, S. Nelson)

Suchenski, Richard, “Utopian Romanticism and the Poetics of Scale: Modernist Explorations of the Cinematic Long Form” (Yale, D. Andrew)

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

Sullivan, Marin, “Arenas: Sculpture and Photography in Italy, 1962–1972” (Michigan, A. Potts)

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

Tanta, Mirela, “Portraits of Utopia: Inside Ceausescu’s Palace” (UIC, H. Higgins)

Tentler, Gregory, “Without Expensive Transport and the Bother of Customs: Piero Manzoni and the International Avant-Garde, 1956–1963” (Pennsylvania, C. Poggi, K. Beckman)

Terjesen, Lori Ann, “Collecting the Brücke: Their Prints in American Museums” (Case Western Reserve, E. Landau)

Terry, Andrea, “Claiming Christmas in Canada: Representation(s) of the Victorian Past in the Multicultural Present” (Queens, Kingston, L. Jessup)

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

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

Timpano, Nathan J., “The Semblance of Things: Corporeal Gesture in Viennese Expressionism” (Florida State, A. Jolles)

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

Tobias, Jennifer, “The Museum of Modern Art’s What is Modern? Series, 1931–1988” (CUNY, R. Bletter)

Toteva, Maia Todorova, “Language Use in Conceptual Art: Eastern European and North American Strategies” (UT Austin, R. Shiff)

Tóth, Edit, “From Activism to Kinetism: Modernist Spaces in Hungarian Art, 1918–1930; Budapest–Vienna–Berlin” (Penn State, N. Locke)

Tymkiw, Michael, “National Socialist Exhibition Design and Modernism” (Chicago, C. Mehring)

Vallye, Anna, “Form and Practice: Walter Gropius, Gyorgy Kepes, and the Weimar Avant-Garde Legacy in Postwar America” (Columbia, B. Bergdoll, R. Martin, J. Ockman)

Vujosevic, Tijana, “Architectures of Everyday Life in 1920s and 1930s Russia” (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Walz, Jonathan Frederick, “Abstract Portraiture and the American Avant-Garde, 1912–1927” (Maryland, College Park, S. Promey)

Warak, Melissa Christine, “Sound Exchange: Interactions of Music and Art, 1955–1976” (UT Austin, L. Henderson)

Ward, Tara, “Personal Space: Simultaneity in the 1913 Work of Robert Delaunay, Fernand Léger, and Sonia Delaunay” (Boston, J. Cranston, K. Sichel)

Washington, Tiffany, “Associated American Artists and the American Art World of the 1930s” (Case Western Reserve, A. Helmreich)

Waxman, Lori, “A Few Steps in a Revolution of Everyday Life: Walking with the Surrealists, the Situationist International, and Fluxus” (IFA/NYU, R. Storr)

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

Webster, Maria, “Eccentric Images: Studio Photography in Interwar England and the Case of Madame Yevonde” (USC, R. Meyer)

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

Welton, Jessica, “Fred Kabotie and the Genesis of the Santa Fe School” (Virginia Commonwealth, R. Hobbs)

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)

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)

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

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

Wong, Hannah W., “Mimicry, Mockery, and Hilarious Pictures: The Role of Humor in the Works of Francis Picabia, 1913–1924” (UT Austin, L. Henderson)

Woodruff, Lily, “Disordering the Establishment: Decentralization in French Art after May 1968” (Northwestern, H. Feldman)

Wu, Ching-Hsin, “A Buddhist Avant-Garde Painter: Koga Harue (1895–1933) and Modern Art in Japan” (UCLA, D. McCallum)