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, 2018

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Ben, Rebecca, “The Arrival of the Leonardeschi in Valencia” (Princeton, T. da Costa Kaufmann)

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)

Brown, Marlise, “The Markgräfin's Two Bodies: The Architecture and Performance of Wilhelmine's Bayreuth” (Temple University, T. Cooper)

Chakalova, Christina, “Artistic Mobility and Cultural Transfer: Prince Eugene of Savoy's Belvedere Palace in Imperial Vienna” (Rutgers University, C. Puglisi)

Clemens, Olivia, “Forming 'Islamic Art' in the United States: Collecting and Exhibiting in the American Context, c. 1880-1940” (Columbia University, A. Shalem)

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)

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

Flanagan, Katherine, “Melanesian Decorated Human Remains: Indigenous Display, Colonial Collecting, and Contemporary Exhibitions” (Penn State, W. Dewey)

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

Koltiska, Katherine, “The Politics of Culture and Taste in Cleveland, 1876–1930” (Penn State, A. Thomas)

McCabe, Sophia Quach, “Hans Rottenhammer in Venice: Networking in Style between Italy and Germany” (University of California, Santa Barbara, M. Meadow, R. Williams in memoriam)

McCann, Allison, “Manuscripts at Court and Convent: Patronage, Gender, and Image-Making in Fourteenth-Century Bohemia” (University of Pittsburgh, S. Fozi)

Play, Caitlin, “Grand-Duke Francesco de' Medici as Renaissance Emperor: Construction of Ruler Imagery in the Grotta Grande and the Uffizi Tribuna” (Rutgers University, Sarah Blake McHam)

Spadafora, Claire, “Before the Museum: Looking at Italian Drawings, 1650-1750” (Rice University, J. Manca)

Spear, Elizabeth A. ”Reframing Landscape: Spectacular Display and American Landscape Painting, 1840–1892” (University of Iowa, J. Kinsey)

Ziolkowski, Aaron, “Cold War Era Corporate Commissioned Abstraction in Semi Public Spaces” (Penn State, S. Rich)