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, 2008

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Abbamontian, Ramela, “Armenian-American Artists: Forging a Diasporic Identity in Los Angeles” (UCLA, C. Villaseñor Black)

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

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)

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

Austin, Nancy, “Industrialization and the Language of Art and Design” (Brown, D. Neumann)

Avila, Mary Theresa, "El taller de Grafica Popular y Los Estampas de la Revolución Mexicana: Mexican Graphic Art" (University of New Mexico, D. Craven)

Backer, Matthew, "Building a Brave New World: The Future Made Present at Chicago's Century of Progress Exposition, 1933–34" (Indiana, Bloomington, S. Burns)

Bailey, Robert, "A Late Avant-Garde: Art and Language, New York” (Pittsburgh, T. Smith)

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

Barrett, Jennifer, “The Power of the Ordinary: Contextualism, Regionalism, and ‘the Everyday’ in the Architecture of Alison and Peter Smithson” (Delaware, A. Gibson)

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

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

Beatty, Brett, "Rauschenberg: A Post-Colonial Aesthetic Analysis" (University of New Mexico, D. Craven)

Benus, Benjamin, "The Cologne Progressive Style and the Birth of the Modern Pictogram" (Maryland, College Park, S. Mansbach)

Bilbo, Rebecca, "The Art Academy of Cincinnati: A Social, Cultural, and Institutional History" (Indiana, Bloomington, S. Burns)

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)

Brooks, Leronn, “An Art of Resistance: The Legacy of Hale Woodruff (1900–1980)” (CUNY, K. Manthorne)

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

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)

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

Canwell, Jeremy, “Mystics and Moderns: Dissident Art in Estonia 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)

Carbonell-Coll, Gisela M., “A Spaniard in New York: Salvador Dalí and American Popular Culture, 1940–1948” (UIUC, J. Mendelson)

Carl, Katherine, “Aoristic Avant-Garde: Experimental Art in 1960s and 1970s Yugoslavia” (SUNY Stony Brook, D. Kuspit)

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, Alison, "Context and Continuity: Edvard Munch’s Late Figural Work,
1885–1925" (Pennsylvania, C. Poggi)

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)

Cheng, Joyce, “Mask, Metamorphosis, Alterity: European Avant-Garde Art Criticism, 1915–1945” (Chicago, R. Heller)

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, B. Buchloh)

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

Ciurescu, Iolanda, "Constantin Brancusi et le débat sur le modernisme dans la critique d'art new yorkaise (1913–1944)" (Université de Montréal, N. Dubreuil)

Costa Pederson, Claudia, "The Art of Play" (Cornell University, M. Fernandez)

Costanzo, Denise, “The Lessons of Rome: Architects at the American Academy, 1947–1966” (Penn State, C. Zabel)

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)

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 Italy: Contested Grounds for Mass Spectacle, Tourism, and Celebration of the Historic Past; The Case of Verona” (Pittsburgh, B. McCloskey)

Davis, Alexandra, "'Artists Look Like This': Representations of Artists in American Mass-Market Magazines, 1923–1951" (Pennsylvania, M. Leja)

De Armendi, Nicole, “Shifting Perception: Labyrinths and the Rise of Phenomenology in American Art of the 1960s and 1970s” (Virginia Commonwealth, R. Hobbs)

Dennis, Sarah K., "A Pictures Aesthetic: Louise Lawler, Three Decades" (UC Berkeley, A. Wagner)

Desgagnés, Alexis, "Avant Octobre: L’émergence de l’iconographie révolutionnaire russe, 1855–1917" (Université de Montréal, T. Porterfield)

Diaz, Eva, “Chance and Design: Experimental Art at Black Mountain College (Princeton, H. Foster)

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; Yale, C. Armstrong)

Dubay, Rebecca, “Painting as Becoming: Frank Stella, Agnes Martin, Robert Ryman, and Anne Truitt” (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)

Dudley, Helen M., “Fascist Regionalisms: The Cultural Politics of Stropaese in Inter-War Italy” (Emory, C. Poling)

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)

Ekardt, Philipp, "‘Eher eine Rüsche am Kleid’: Time and Images in Benjamin, Warburg, Kluge” (Yale, C. Jacobs, D. Joselit)

Elcott, Noam, “Cameraless Modernisms: Art, Media, Photograms" (Yale, C. Armstrong)

Emmelhainz, Irmgard, “The Destinies of Representation: Jean-Luc Godard and the Palestine Question in ‘Ici et ailleurs’ (1970–74) and ‘Notre musique’ (2004)” (Toronto, J. Ricco)

English, Travis, “Radical Traditionalism in German Painting, 1920–45” (SUNY Stony Brook, D. Kuspit)

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

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

Fay, Brendan, "American Photography and Abstraction, 1940–1960: Minor White, Aaron Siskind, and Harry Callahan" (Harvard, R. Kelsey)

Fisher, Joshua F., "The Spiral Jetty in the Landscape of Time and Space” (Iowa, C. Adcock)

Folland, Thomas F., “Robert Rauschenberg’s Combines and a Queer Neo-Avant-Garde, 1954–59” (UCLA, G. Baker)

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, Marie, “Malevich’s Post-Suprematist Paintings and the Construction of History” (Bryn Mawr, T. Harte, L. Saltzman)

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

Geppert, Melissa, “The Favela Effect: Marginality and the Making of the Brazilian Avant-Garde” (Minnesota, J. Blocker)

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

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)

Greene, Nikki, “The Rhythm of Glue, Grease, and Grime: Body and Indexicality in the Works of Romare Bearden, David Hammons, and Renée Stout" (Delaware, A. Gibson)

Griffiths, Jennifer, “Women of Futurism in the Ventennio” (Bryn Mawr, D. Cast, R. Ricci)

Gu, Yi, "The Interaction Between Art Photography and Chinese Traditional Painting, 1920–1940" (Brown, H. Vanel)

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

Gustafson, Donna, “At Home in the ’60s: Images of the Home in American Art, 1960–1970" (Rutgers, J. Marter)

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

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)

Haxall, Daniel, “Politics, Form, and Identity in Abstract Expressionist Collage” (Penn State, S. Rich)

Hellstein, Valerie, “The Politics of Metaphysics: American Abstract Art and Spirituality during the Cold War” (SUNY Stony Brook, M. Bogart)

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

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, J. Klein)

Hickman, Caroline Mesrobian, "Clare Leighton (1898–1989): A Wood Engraver's Impressions of Agrarian Life in England and the American South" (UNC Chapel Hill, A. Marks)

Hill, Jason, “The Artist as Reporter: Picturing the News in PM Daily, 1940–48” (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)

Hylton, Jennifer Sherlock, “The Seurat Effect” (UT Austin, R. Shiff)

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)

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)

Jordan, Sharon, “Philosophers, Artists, and Saints: Ernst L. Kirchner and Paintings of Male Friendship, 1914–1917” (CUNY, R. Long)

Josten, Jennifer, "Urban Forms: Site-Specific Abstract Sculpture as Mexican Modernism, 1950–1980" (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 Hazard Objectif: Surrealism, Science, and Politics" (University of British Columbia, S. Guilbaut)

Kart, Susan, "Fetish, Figure, Frame: Sokari Douglas Camp, Moustapha Dimé, and Renée Stout on the ‘African’ Body in Art” (Columbia, E. Hutchinson, B. Lawal)

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

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

Khullar, Sonal, “Artistic Labor, Sexual Form, and Modernism in India, ca.1930–1990 (UC Berkeley, J. Williams)

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, Adrian Michael, “Seeing Los Angeles Minimalism, 1958–1972” (UT Austin, R. Shiff)

Kowell, Masha, “Cutting/Edge: The Paradigm of the Cut in the Art and Film of the Russian Avant-Garde (1908–1928)” (Pennsylvania, C. Poggi)

Kruglinski, Jennifer, “Differencing a New Canon: The Archive of Feminist Art” (SUNY Stony Brook, A. Uroskie)

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

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

Le Blanc, Alexandra, “Mixing Modernisms at the Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro (1948–63)” (USC, N. Troy)

Ledezma, Juan, "Gustav Klutsis, El Lissitzky, and the October Group: Montage and the Post-History of the Constructivist Object in Russia's 'Reconstruction Period' (1928–1932)" (Columbia, C. Kiaer, B. Buchloh)

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 Hirschhorn” (Princeton, B. Doherty)

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)

Lesh, Ernest Todd, “An Angry Prophet: Religion and Politics in the Dramatic Satire of Paddy Chayefsky” (Graduate Theological Union, M. Morris)

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

Lima, Benjamin, "Wolf Vostell's Décollage and the Forms of Destruction, 1958–1972" (Yale, D. Joselit)

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

López-Durán, Fabiola, "Eugenics in the Garden: Medicine, Architecture, and Landscape from France to Latin American in the Early Twentieth Century" (MIT, A. Dutta)

Luke, Megan, "Space for Recognition: The Late Work and Exile of Kurt Schwitters (1930–1948)" (Harvard, Y-A. Bois)

Macchiavello, Carla, “Marking the Territory: Performance, Video, and Conceptual Graphics in Chilean Art, 1975–1985” (SUNY Stony Brook, D. Kuspit)

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, 1968–1978: An Argument for an Italian Avant-Garde” (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, "Cyclones in the Metropole: British Artists, 1979–1989” (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)

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

McGavran, Sarah, “‘The Spirit is European': Orientalism in the Modernist Paintings of Klee, Macke, and Matisse, 1900–1940" (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)

Minioudaki, Kalliopi, “Women in Pop: Difference and Marginality” (IFA/NYU, L. Nochlin)

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

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)

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

Murachanian, Jean, “Léon Tutundjian: Trauma, Identity, and Modern Art in the Aftermath of Genocide” (UClA, C. Villaseñor Black)

Murayama, Nina, “Donald Judd’s Furniture: From Do-It-Yourself to the Art of Lifestyle” (CUNY, A. Chave)

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

Nakamori, Yasufumi, "Imagined City: Architecture, Photography, and Interdisciplinary Practice from 1960s Japan" (Cornell, I. Dadi)

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)

Pepper, Ian, "On the Difference between Serialism and Seriality" (Columbia, R. Krauss)

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

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)

Niedzielski-Eichner, Nora, “Integrating Modernism: The Migration Paintings of Douglas, Lawrence, and Bearden” (Stanford, B. Wolf)

Nigro, Carol, “Cy Twombly’s Italian Journey: Histories and Myths for a Modern Era” (Delaware, A. Gibson)

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)

Olds, Kirsten, “Radical Collectivities: North American Artists’ Groups, 1965–1978” (Michigan, A. Potts)

O'Leary, Thomas, “Tokyo Visions: Structuring Identity in Contemporary Japanese Photography” (USC, J. Reynolds)

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

Oshima, Tetsuya, “The Figure Reemerging: Jackson Pollock’s Cut-Outs, 1948–1956” (CUNY, G. Levin)

Paik, Tricia, "Ellsworth Kelly: The New York Years, 1954–1969" (IFA/NYU, R. Lubar)

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

Peiffer, Prudence, "Routine Extremism: Ad Reinhardt and Modern Art" (Harvard, Y-A. Bois)

Phillips, Natalie, "The Pop Apocalyptic: Keith Haring's and Kenny Scharf's Remaking of Contemporary Religious Art" (UC Irvine, C. Whiting)

Pobocha, Paulina, “Tadeusz Kantor: Painting and Theater, 1939–1990” (IFA/NYU, R. Storr)

Polednik, Marcelle, “Painting over Time: Constructing Temporality in the Work of Amselm Kiefer, Sigmar Polke, and Gerhard Richter” (IFA/NYU, 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)

Quiles, Daniel, “Toward a Counterpublic Sphere: Argentine Conceptual Art, 1966–1976” (Graduate Center, R. Golan)

Rapp, Karen M., “Not the Romantic West: Site-Specific Art, Globalization, and Contemporary Landscapes” (Stanford, P. Lee)

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, College Park, 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, Christa, “Re-Valuing Privacy in 1960s American Art” (Chicago, D. English)

Roberts, Jodi, “Against Universals: The Linear Abstractions of Gego and León Ferrari, 1961–1969” (IFA/NYU, R. Lubar, E. Sullivan)

Roberts, Sarah Rehm, “Englishness, Abstraction, and Surrealism: Modern Art in England, 1932–1936”, (Brown, K. Kriz)

Roethke, Leigh, “A Passion for Spain: Españolismo in American Visual Culture” (Minnesota, K. A. Marling)

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

Romanenko, Katerina, “The Role of the Soviet Periodical Press in the Acculturation of the ‘Masses,’ 1928–1941” (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)

Rottner, Nadja, "Claes Oldenburg and the Emergence of the ‘Happening’" (Columbia, J. Rajchman, R. Krauss, B. Joseph)

Rufino, Stephanie, "The Art and Color of Jules Guérin" (Virginia, R. G. Wilson)

Saletnik, Jeffrey, "Pedagogy, Modernism, and Media Specificity: The Bauhaus, John Cage, and Fluxus" (Chicago, R. Heller)

Sassin, Erin, “Examining the German Ledigenheim: Development of a Housing Type, Position in the Urban Fabric, and Impact on Central European Housing Reform” (Brown, D. Neumann)

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)

Schwartz Simon, Malka, “The Space of Production: Brooklyn and Creation of an Urban Industrial Landscape” (IFA/NYU, J-L. Cohen)

Scott, Victoria H. F., "Silkscreens and Television Screens: Maoism and the Posters of May 1968 in Paris" (SUNY Binghamton, T. McDonough)

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)

Shea, Tusa, “Countering Representation: Anarchy and Assemblage on the West Coast, 1950s–1970s” (University of Victoria, Allan Antliff)

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

Siegelbaum, Sami, "Construction Sites: Postwar French Art and May '68" (UC Irvine, J. Bryan-Wilson)

Skerker, Sara, “Brücke in Dresden, 1909–1911: Theory, History, and Significance” (Chicago, R. Heller)

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

Stanners, Sarah, “Going British and Being Modern in the Visual Art Systems of Canada, 1906–1976” (Toronto, M. Cheetham)

Stetler, Pepper, "Bound Vision: Reading the Photograph in the Book in Weimar Germany" (Delaware, M. Werth)

Stob, Jennifer, “The Internationale Situationniste and the Cinematic Image” (Yale, D. Joselit, D. Andrew)

Stokic, Jovana, “The Body Beautiful: Women’s Self-Representations and the Shifting Currents of Feminism, 1970–2000” (IFA/NYU, R. Lubar, L. Nochlin)

Strahl-Allen, Lisa, “Gender Construction and Manifestation in the Art of Elaine de Kooning” (Temple, G. Silk)

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)

Susik, Abigail, "The Vertigo of the Modern: Surrealism and the Outmoded" (Columbia, R. Krauss, A. Higonnet)

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

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

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

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

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

Tóth, Edit, “Situating the Subject: Hungarian Modernism in Revolution; Budapest-Vienna-Berlin, 1918–1923” (Penn State, N. Locke)

Travis, Amber, "Theatres of War, Torture, and Disappearance: Leon Golub's Mercenaries, Interrogations, and White Squads, 1976–1987" (Northwestern, S. Eisenman)

Tsuchikane, Yasuko, "Art, Crafts, Architecture, and Modern Society: Buddhist Temple Decorations in 20th-Century Japan by Domôto Inshô (1891–1975)” (Columbia, M. McCormick)

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

Vallye, Anna, "The Mid-Century Artist-Intellectual in America: Josef Albers, Walter Gropius, Gyorgy Kepes" (Columbia, B. Bergdoll, R. Martin, J. Ockman)

Van Hoesen, Brett M., "Weimar Re-visions of Germany's Colonial Past: Max Pechstein, Hannah Höch, László Moholy-Nagy” (Iowa, C. Adcock)

Van Pee, Yasmine, "Sol LeWitt: Making Sense, Repetition and Rationality in American Art and Art Discourse of the 1960s and 1970s" (UC Berkeley, A. M. Wagner)

Vazquez, Edward, “Aspects: The Art of Fred Sandback” (Stanford, P. Lee)

Vujosevic, Tijana, "Designing Revolution's Unconscious: Architectures of Everyday Life in 1920s and 1930s Russia" (MIT, M. Jarzombek)

Walker, Lanitra, “Pictures that Satisfy: Modernist Discourses and the Politics of Race, Gender, and Nation in the Art of Irma Stern (1894–1966)” (Duke, R. Powell)

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: Simulaneity and Architecture in the 1913 Work of Robert Delaunay, Fernand Léger, and Sonia Delaunay" (Boston, J. Cranston, K. Sichel)

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, "The Group Cloth Works of James Lee Byars, Michelangelo Pistoletto and Franz Erhard Walther, 1968–70" (Yale, D. Joselit, C. Mehring)

Widrich, Mechtild, "Performative Monuments: Public Art and Commemoration in Postwar Europe" (MIT, C. Jones, M. Buskirk)

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)

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)

Yoo, Hyejong, "The Quest for Legitimate Modernity with the People: Minjung Misul in the 1980s" (Cornell University, A. Pan)

Zhu, Xiaoqing, "Pang Xunqin (1906–1985): A Chinese Avant-Garde, 1925–1945" (Maryland, College Park, J. Kuo)