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

Art of the United States
Dissertations Completed by Subject, 2006

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Berkowitz, Ellie Patricia, "Innovation through Appropriation as an Alternative to Separatism: The Use of Commercial Imagery by Chicano Artists, 1960–90" (UT Austin, A. Malagamba)

Boettcher, Graham, "Domestic Violence: Familial and Political Conflict in the Work of Emanuel Leutze" (Yale, A. Nemerov)

Edwards, Katie Robinson, "Raising and Lowering Brows: Jackson Pollock in the Cultural Context of 1940s America" (UT Austin, R. Shiff)

Egan, Shannon, "An American Art: Edward S. Curtis and The North American Indian, 1907–30" (Johns Hopkins, B. Doherty)

Fort, Megan Holloway, "Archibald and Alexander Robertson and The Colombian Academy of Painting, New York, 1791–41" (CUNY, S. Webster)

Gieskes, Mette, "Games, Systems, and Structuralist Politics in European and American Art, 1960–75" (UT Austin, R. Shiff)

Gillespie, Sarah Kate, "Samuel F. B. Morse and the Daguerreotype: Art and Science in American Culture, 1835–55" (CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Haertel, Nilza, "Landscape and Nature in American Prints: Transformations in Form and Meaning in the Work of Contemporary Women Artists" (Indiana, Bloomington, S. Burns)

Jung, Eun Young, "The Legacies of Marcel Duchamp and Vladimir Tatlin in Dan Flavin's Fluorescent Light Installation in the 1960s" (UIUC, J. Fineberg)

Kilbane, Nora C, “A Tug from the Jug: Drinking and Temperance in American Genre Painting, 1830–60" (Ohio State, B. Groseclose)

Koh, Dong-Yeon, "Larry Rivers and Frank O'Hara: Reframing Male Sexualities" (CUNY, A. Chave)

Korenic, Lynette, "The Decorative Fire of Susan S. Frackelton: China Painting, Art Pottery, and Book Illumination" (UC Santa Barbara, E. B. Robertson)

Kresser, Katie, "Art as History, History as Art: John La Farge and the Problem of Representation, 1859–10" (Harvard, J. Roberts)

Kusserow, Karl, "Picturing Power: Portraiture and Its Uses in the New York Chamber of Commerce" (Yale, A. Nemerov)

Lawrence, James Alexander, "Abdication in an Artistic Democracy: Meaning in the Work of Barnett Newman and Donald Judd, 1950–70 (and thereafter)" (UT Austin, R. Shiff)

Lessing, Lauren K., "Presiding Divinities: American Ideal Sculpture in Nineteenth-Century Domestic Interiors" (Indiana, Bloomington, S. Burns)

Levine, Cary, "Pay for Your Pleasures: Mike Kelley, Raymond Pettibon, Paul McCarthy" (CUNY, R. Golan)

Marie, Annika, "The Most Radical Act: Working toward a Materialist Aesthetic in Theodor Adorno, Harold Rosenberg, Barnett Newman and Ad Reinhardt" (UT Austin, R. Shiff, A. Reynolds)

Mauro, Hayes Pete, "Made in the U.S.A.: Americanizing Aesthetics at Carlisle" (CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Murphy, Michael, "White Collared: Fashioning Masculinity in American Visual Culture" (Washington University, A. Miller) St Louis

Older, Caroline, "American Artists' Frames: Paintings, Environments, and Viewers 1860–1920" (UC Santa Barbara, E. B. Robertson)

Peabody, Rebecca, "A Strategic Cut: Kara Walker's Art and Imagined Race in American Visual Culture" (Yale, R. Thompson, H. Carby)

Peariso, Craig, "Re/Citing: Radical Activism in Late-1960s America" (SUNY Stony Brook, J. Katz, J. Rubin)

Perchuk, Andrew, "Mapping the Surface: Art and Modernism in Los Angeles, 1962–72" (Yale, C. Wood)

Reece-Hughes, Shirley, "Through the Eyes of an Expressionist: Southern Culture, Places, and Memories in the Art of David Bates" (Kansas, C. Eldredge)

Remmel, Rachel, "The Origins of the American School Building: Boston Public School Architecture, 1800–60" (Chicago, K. Taylor)

Rogers, Karen L., "Checkerboard Grids: Principles and Practices of Spatial Order in the Americas and the Making of Place in New Mexico" (SUNY Binghamton, C. Burroughs)

Savoie, Robert, "Profile in Commercialism: Social Mobility in the Art of Benjamin West" (Stanford, B. Wolf)

Sinnett, Gretchen, "Envisioning Female Adolescence: Rites of Passage in Late Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century American Painting" (Pennsylvania, E. Johns)

Towns, Elizabeth, "Wondrous Creatures: The Hummingbird and Orchid Paintings of Martin Johnson Heade" (UNC Chapel Hill, C. Mavor)

Twa, Lindsay, "Troubling Island: The Imagining and Imaging of Haiti by African-American Artists" (UNC Chapel Hill, M. Harris)

Zygmont, Bryan, "Portraiture and Politics in New York, 1790–1825: Stuart, Vanderlyn, Trumbull, and Jarvis" (Maryland, S. Promey)