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

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Dissertations Completed by Subject, 2021

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Badgett, Virginia Reynolds, "Representing Modern Women: Robert Henri, Portraiture, and Identity" (University of California, Santa Barbara, B. Robertson, J. Sorkin)

Chapman, Roberta, "Building American National Identities at the End of the Nineteenth Century: Chicago, Buenos Aires, and Washington, DC" (Penn State University, N. Locke)

Custer, Lee Ann, "'Urban Voids’: Picturing Light, Air, and Open Space in New York, 1890–1935” (University of Pennsylvania, M. Leja, D. Brownlee)

de Liberali, Gloria, "Lorenzo Costa’s ‘Triumphs’ in the Bentivoglio Chapel: The Journey of the Soul and Artistic Invention in Renaissance Bologna" (University of Washington, S. Lingo, E. Lingo)

DiTillio, Jessi, "After the Punchline: Art Historical Parody as Generative Form in the Work of Robert Colescott, Glenn Ligon, and Nao Bustamante" (University of Texas at Austin, C. Smith)

Farrell, Bethany, "Bronzino in Duke Cosimo I de’ Medici’s Court: Manufacturing Propaganda in Sixteenth-Century Italy" (Temple University, M. Hall)

Grotte-Jacobs, Miriam, "Capital Art: Rethinking the Washington Color School" (Johns Hopkins University, M. Warnock)

Harakawa, Maya, "After the Renaissance: Art and Harlem in the 1960s" (Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY), S. Wilson)

Iqbal, Sharrissa, "Alternative Abstractions: Art and Science in Twentieth-Century Los Angeles" (University of California, Irvine, C. Whiting)

Koncz, Caroline, "Beyond Titian's Venus: The Nude Body and Social Control in Late Cinquecento Venetian Painting" (Ohio State University, C. Kleinbub)

L. Castro, Heather, "Screening the Apocalypse: Zombies, Visual Art and the Grotesque in the Aftermath of Social Trauma" (Temple University, E. Pauwels, G. Silk)

McCutcheon, Erin L., "Somos madres ¿y qué más?': Feminism, Maternal Subjectivity, and Artistic Practice in Mexico City, 1971–91" (Tulane University, T. Reese, G. Pollock)

Minton, Laura, "I’ve been all over this world four times”: Travel, Place, and Memory in the Drawings of Joseph E. Yoakum" (University of Kansas, D. Cateforis)

Mintz, Jordan, "Under Arrest: Photography, Censorship, and the Mapplethorpe Controversy " (Tulane University, M. Plante, M. Foa)

Mugnolo, Christine, "A History of the Adolescent in American Print and Comics" (University of California, Irvine, C. Whiting)

Neri Lewis, Cynthia, "Illuminated Walls of the California Missions: The Index of American Design (1936–1942) and the Creation of a Usable Past" (University of California, Riverside, J. Weems, A. LeBlanc)

Rothschild, Jillian Vaum, "Facing Freedom: African American Emancipation in Antebellum Portraiture" (University of Pennsylvania, G. Shaw)

Shabtay, Talia, "See, Think, Learn: Creativity and Limits in Early Cold War Art and Technology " (Northwestern University, H. Feldman )

Spear, Elizabeth, "Sites of Negotiation: American Landscape Painting and Contexts of Display, 1837–1919" (University of Iowa, J. Kinsey)

Strupp, Brittany, "Between Impressionism and Realism: Robert Henri's Early Career, Navigation of Nineteenth-Century French Modernism, and the Development of an American Avant-Garde" (Temple University, E. Pauwels, A. West)

Welch, Elizabeth, "Looking at Bodies that Dance: Dance Index, the Visual Arts, and the Image of Performance in the 1940s" (University of Texas at Austin, A. Reynolds)

Zapata, Claudia, "Chicano Art Is Not Dead: The Politics of Curating Chicano Art in Major U.S. Exhibitions, 2008–2012" (Southern Methodist University, R. Conduru, K. Davalos)