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

Patronage, Art Collecting
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2016

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Becherini, Marta, “Staging the Foreign: Niccolò Manucci (1638–ca.1720) and Early Modern European Collections of Indian Painting” (Columbia, V. Dehejia)

Brennan, Christine, “The Brummer Gallery and Its Impact on the Market for Medieval Art and Collectors in Twentieth-Century Paris and New York” (Bard Graduate Center, D. Krohn)

D’Amato, Martina, “La Collectionneuse: The Marquise Arconati-Visconti and the Politics of Patronage in the Third Republic” (Bard Graduate Center, D. Krohn)

DeGregorio, William, “Objectifying Dress: Collecting Historic Costume in the United States, 1920–1970” (Bard Graduate Center, C. Whalen)

Dodds, Lauren, “Collecting the Renaissance: The Samuel H. Kress Collection of Italian Art” (USC, K. Flint)

Eisenbarth, Erin, “Imagining the Founding Fathers: Luther and DeLancey Kountze’s Collection of Washingtoniana" (Bard Graduate Center, C. Whalen)

Flanagan, Katherine, “Displays of Melanesian Human Remains: Indigenous Arrangements, Colonial Photographs, and Contemporary Exhibitions” (Penn State, W. Dewey)

Iselin, Katherine, “Historia Spintriae: The Pleasures of Collecting Ancient Erotica” (Missouri, K. W. Slane; M. Yonan)

Koltiska, Katherine, “The Politics of Culture and Taste in Cleveland, 1876–1930: Collectors and Private Collections in the Public Sphere” (Penn State, B. Curran, A. Thomas)

Christensen, Theresa Kutasz, “Regina Christina Antiquario: Queen Christina of Sweden’s Development of a Classical Persona Through Allegory and Antiquarian Collecting” (Penn State, R. Thomas)

Szalay, Gabriella, “Materializing the Past: The History of Art and Natural History in Germany, 1750–1800” (Columbia, K. Moxey)

Whittaker, Loren, “An American Jesuit Treasury of Religious Art: The Van Ackeren Collection in the Greenlease Gallery at Rockhurst University” (Kansas, S. Cornelison)

Ziolkowski, Aaron, “American Corporate Art and Architecture in the Mid 20th Century” (Penn State, S. Rich)