About the Author

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Dr. Jeanne S. M. Willette

Profile

Art historian and art critic, Dr. Jeanne S. M. Willette lives and works in Los Angeles. An art historian at Otis College of Art and Design, the widely published author covers the local art scene and is the publisher of the website Art History Unstuffed. With an international audience, this website and its accompanying podcasts provides the 21st version of learning about art, history, philosophy and theory. Synthesizing the most updated research and commentary on topics in modern and contemporary art and theory, the website issues weekly posts which explain challenging concepts for an audience of art history peers and advanced students of art and philosophy. The posts are arranged chronologically and are designed to built knowledge over a series of discussions, establishing the intellectual context and the aesthetic matrix for cultural production. Beginning students are invited to view a series of almost thirty videos on the survey of art, an Art History Timeline, from the caves through Romanticism, accessed through iTunesU and YouTube.

In addition to Art History Unstuffed, Dr. Willette has published a book of her podcasts, Art History Unstuffed: The Podcasts is available through the iBookstore. Long interested in the creation and construction of discourses, Dr. Willette has published a book on the intellectual matrix of original art critical response to Cubism, The Writing of Cubism: The Construction of a Discourse 1910-1914 and New Artwriting. Creating a Culture of Cyber Criticism, an examination of the production of knowledge in a postmodern age of “little narratives.” Her latest publication, also by AHS Publishing, Falling Through Postmodernism, Volume One: Blindness, concerns three major issues of the postmodern period that need reconsideration–concepts to which the culture was “blind.” All of these books are available on her Amazon page.

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In December of 2012, Dr. Willette published The Writing of Cubism. The Construction of a Discourse, 1910-1914. When she published this book in 2012, it was one of the first new books published on Cubism in years. She sought to remedy an assumption long held in the art historical world—that writing about Cubism was a direct reflection of or was about Cubist works of art. Indeed these early writings have been (mis)used to explain Cubism. Using a large body of primary documents, many of which have never been published or translated into English, The Writing of Cubism rectifies the misunderstanding and positions the art criticism of Cubism as an independent body of literature.

Concerned with a narrow space of time in which the writers “present at the creation,” constructed an art critical discourse on Cubism, this book explains how the idea of “Cubism” was constructed as a literary entity, which needs to be considered as independent literary object, entirely separate from the works of art. The goal of the art critical enterprise was to legitimate the new avant-garde art movement in order to make it acceptable to the larger art audience by evoking—not radical innovation—but the classical and intellectual tradition of a specifically French art in a time of rising nationalism. This book is available on Dr. Willette’s Amazon page.

Published in 2013, New Artwriting. Creating a Culture of Cyber Criticism, is an extension of a years long interest in considering the impact on knowledge and its producers once it become accessible and distributed to a large number of people through the Internet. The Net has resisted attempts to theorize it, but Dr. Willette returned to the first significant document to discuss knowledge in an age of computers, Jean-François Lyotard’s The Postmodern Condition, A Report on Knowledge. Long thought to contain a “definition” of the postmodern, Lyotard’s book is in fact an appraisal of the consequences of the production of knowledge once the control of its distribution is removed from the hands of the “system” and is seized by the public who proceeds to engender “little narratives.”

Regardless of which theories could provide insights in to the Internet—Jean Baudrillard, Richard Rorty, Deleuze and Guattari—the most interesting outcome of a digital landscape will be on academic publishing itself. The audience for knowledge is not in libraries but in Cyberspace and increasingly digital readers are unreceptive to traditional art historical writing which seeks only an audience of experts and structures itself and phrases itself with insider language designed to repel the uninitiated. New Artwriting proposes and predicts a new world of “artwriting” which is knowledge presented as “little narratives” challenging prevailing practices. This book is available on Dr. Willette’s Amazon page.

Falling Through Postmodernism, Volume One: Blindness selects three controversial topics in postmodern art. Although the paintings of Anselm Kiefer seem to have been written about extensively, little attention has been given to his paintings in relation to the political context of post-war Germany. Concentrating on a limited number of paintings, Dr. Willette examines the specific Holocaust content Kiefer referenced in relation to the German debate on “normalizing” Shoah. It is her contention that in the rush to categorize Kiefer’s paintings aesthetically, the conditions under which they were produced were ignored and the audiences, especially in America were blind to the artist’s production. Less well known than Kiefer, his contemporary, Günther Förg, a photographer, spent years investigating modern architecture built between the world wars in Europe. Although these buildings are still in (re)use today, the passers by are blind to their origins. Much of this architecture was built in either Fascist or Nazi contexts and/or some of the architects were morally compromised. Until his recent death, Förg relentlessly photographed buildings in Italy and Germany and, finally Israel, some carrying the burden of complicity, others transcending politics and addressing the ideals of modernism. The final essay concerns the suppressed and invisible record of September 11, 2001. The destruction of the Twin Towers in New York was an unprecedented event in that it was the most-photographed work in history, and yet much of this work remains below the surface. Dr. Willette investigates the spontaneous “rules” of photography that sprang up, hiding all but a few iconic images of this terrible day. In the face of great trauma, the public blinded itself deliberately, raising questions about what is “seeable” and what must remain hidden. This book is available on Dr. Willette’s Amazon page.

The writings of Dr. Willette can also be found with Heathwood Press, an English journal of philosophy, where she is a contributing writer, specializing in art and aesthetics. Her most recent series on the historic avant-garde is being written in response to the centennial of the Great War. After a remarkable span of five decades the avant-garde was ended by this war in Europe. The artists who served in the War and survived never regained their careers. The artists who stayed behind were rendered conservative in the aftermath. The war exiled artists, killed the artists, ended movements and scattered the art, now left to the mercies of totalitarian regimes. Now that a century has passed it is time to re-examine the avant-garde and re-write its details, reexamine the art historical assumptions which constructed the idea of provocative art, and to relocate forgotten art, left behind in the rush towards the future. Begun in August of 2014 on the precise day of the beginning of the Great War, this series is projected to span a two years period.

Curriculum Vitae

Professor of Art History

Otis College of Art and Design

President of the Art Historians of Southern California, 2009 – 2011

Author and publisher of the websites, Art History Unstuffed: The website is included in the ACI Scholarly Blog Index

Writer for Artscene Magazine

Contributing Writer for Heathwood Press, 2012-2016

Editor-in-Chief of Shockwrite. The Hyrbid Journal of the Arts

Finalist, Andy Warhol Foundation, Creative Capital, Artwriting Grant Program, Spring, 2007

Lecturer in Education Department, Orange County Museum of Art, 2006 to present

Selected Teaching Experience

California State University, Long Beach

University of North Carolina, Charlotte

Claremont Graduate University

Loyola Marymount University

California Institute of Technology

California Polytechnic University, Pomona

Otis College of Art and Design

Education

Ph. D., University of California, Santa Barbara

Dissertation: The Archaeology of “Le Cubisme

Spring Quarter, 1993

M. A., Art History, California State University, Long Beach

Master’s Thesis: The Aesthetic Theories of Emmanuel Kant and Early Cubist Criticism, 1983

B. A., Fine Arts, California State University, Los Angeles, 1980

Fields of Concentration: Scholarship and Teaching

Late Contemporary Art: European

History of Twentieth Century Art

History of Nineteenth Century Art

History of Photography

Film Theory

Critical Theory

Art Criticism

Contemporary Multicultural Art

Museum Studies in the Modern and Contemporary Periods

Art of California

Selected Professional Affiliations

College Art Association

Art Historians of Southern California

Board Member and past President, Art Historians of Southern California, 2005-to 2011

Selected Publications:

Books:

The Writing of Cubism: The Construction of a Discourse 1910-1914 AHS Publishing (December 2012)

New Artwriting. Creating a Culture of Cyber Criticism AHS Publishing (December 2013)

Falling Through Postmodernism, Volume One: Blindness AHS Publishing (March 2015)

Available in Printed and Kindle versions on Jeanne S. M. Willette’s Amazon page.

iBooks:

Art History Unstuffed: The Podcasts (June 2012)

On Academia.edu

“Breaking the Begats: An Anti-Theological Approach to Alfred Barr”

“The Return of the Prodigal Painting: Rethinking Courbet’s Jean Journet

“What Counts: Producing Knowledge in a Digital Age”

Reprinted:

Theodore Adorno and The Culture Industry

Reprinted August 15, 2012, Heathwood Press

Walter Benjamin’s Origin of German Tragic Drama

Reprinted November 30, 2012, Heathwood Press

Michel Foucault, Part Two. The Archaeology of Knowledge, 1969

Reprinted March 24, 2014, Heathwood Press

Post-Colonial Theory: The Subaltern

Reprinted Heathwood Press, January 7, 2014

Post-Colonial Theory: Edward Said (1935-2003)

Reprinted Heathwood Press, November 21, 2013

Post-Colonial Theory: Frantz Fanon

Reprinted Heathwood Press, October 12, 2013

Post-Colonial Theory: The Historical Context

Reprinted Heathwood Press, August 31, 2013

Postmodernism and the Past

Reprinted by Heathwood Press, May 25, 2013

January 7, 2016

Periodicals:

History of the Avant-Garde (Part 1) “Aftermath: The Last Summer”

Heathwood Press, June 28, 2014

History of the Avant-Garde (Part 2) “Introduction: The First Avant-Garde

Heathwood Press, July 28, 2014

History of the Avant-Garde (Part 3) “Introduction: The Second Avant-Garde

Heathwood Press, September 2, 2014

History of the Avant-Garde (Part 4) “Introduction: The Third Avant-Garde

Heathwood Press, October 3, 2014

History of the Avant-Garde (Part 5) “Baudelaire and the Modernité of Impressionism” November, 2014

Heathwood Press, December 2, 2014

History of the Avant-Garde (Part 6) “The Avant-Garde Business of Impressionism”

Heathwood Press, December 24, 2014

History of the Avant-Garde (Part 7) “Back to the Future”

Heathwood Press, January 30, 2015

History of the Avant-Garde (Part 8) “The Salons–Avant and Arrière

Heathwood Press, March 23, 2015

History of the Avant-Garde (Part 9) “Peasants, the Avant-Garde and the French Connection”

Heathwood Press, June 2, 2015

History of the Avant-Garde (Part 10) “How the British Invented the French Avant-Garde

Heathwood Press, August 3, 2015

History of the Avant-Garde (Part 11) “Losing Post-Impressionism and Finding Fauvism”

Heathwood Press, September 7, 2015

History of the Avant-Garde (Part 12) “The Fine Art of Secession: Picasso and Braque,” Heathwood Press, October 8, 2015

History of the Avant-Garde (Part 13) “The Fine Art of Secession: Marcel Duchamp,” Heathwood Press, November 23, 2015

History of the Avant-Garde (Part 14) Heathwood Press, “German Dealers of Avant-Garde Art,”

January 7, 2016

Artscene

“Alex Weinstein”

Artscene

Leslie Sacks Gallery

May 2017

“Laszlo Moholy-Nagy”

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

February 2017

Joan Takayama-Ogawa; “A Sense of Place”
American Museum of Ceramic Art [AMOCA], Pomona; Scripps College,

Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Claremont

January 2017

Visual Art Source

“Richard Baker”

Artscene

October 2016

p.13-14.

 

“Bates” at the Buckshot Gallery

Artscene

July/August 2016

Page 16-17

“Joe Goode”

Artscene

May 2016

“The Red that Colored the World”

Artscene
February 2016

Page 22-23

Tim Hawkinson and Patti Wickman

Artscene

January 2016

Page 15-16

“Gyre: The Plastic Ocean”

Artscene

November/December 2015

Page 20

“Killer Heels”

Artscene

October 2015

Page 27-28

Fred Tomaselli

Artscene

October 2015

Page 28-29

“Eli Reed”

Artscene

July 2015

Forthcoming for October issue

“Killer Heels” at the Palm Springs Museum

“Fred Tomaselli” at the Begovich Gallery of California State University, Fullerton

Published

“Eli Reed”

July 2015

“Fred Tomaselli”

March 2015

p. 10-11.

“Dave Lefner”

Artscene

November 2014

“Shepard Fairey”

Artscene

May 2014

p. 15-16

“Global Voices”

Artscene

March 2014

“Project 48: Andrea Bowers #Sweetjane”

Artscene

February 2014

“Celebrating 70 Years of the Scripps Ceramic Annual”

Artscene

January 2014

“Dataviz”

Artscene

January 2013

p. 19-20

“Adam Berg”

Artscene

June 2013

p. 19-20

“California Pacific Triennial”

Artscene

p.15-16

“Asian American Portraits of Encounter”

Artscene

September 2013

p. 20-21

“Art for Art’s Sake: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation”

Artscene

November 2013

p. 22-23

Alexis Smith

Artscene

May 2013

John Baldessari

Artscene

May 2012

Martha Alf

Artscene

December 2012

Best Kept Secret

Artscene

January 2012

Proof

Artscene

March 2012

Mark Leonard

June 2011

Artscene

Art in the Streets

Artscene

July 2011

Martin Ludner

Artscene

October 2011

Jorg Dubin

Artscene

November 2011

Best Kept Secret

Artscene

January 2012

Proof

Artscene

March 2012

Clay’s Tectonic Shift

Artscene

April 2012

“Jane Brucker”

Artscene

February 2011

“William Eggelston”

Artscene

November 2010

“Mayra Barraza”

Artscene

March 2010

“Nature L. A.: Larry Brownstein”

Artscene

January 2010

“WOW: Emergent Media Phenomenon”

Artscene

October 2009

“Walking Dreams: The Art of the Pre-Raphaelites from the Delaware Art Museum”

Artscene

Summer, 2007

“New Museum Rising: The Claremont Museum of Art”

Artscene

June 2007

“The Prodigal Artist”

Artscene

October 2006

Accompanied by an interview with Artscene on the magazine’s website

“Translucent”

The Norton Simon Museum

Artscene

July 2006

What to Wear When Falling: A Girl’s Guide to Fashions of Failure, or, How to Lose Success and Gain a Man,” in Garb. An Anthology of Fashion Theory published Spring, 2007

“One Ground” Review of Israeli and Palestinian Filmmakers

University of California, Riverside

California Museum of Photography

ArtUS Magazine

Fall 2003

“Whiteness: A Wayward Construction”

Artscene

April 2003

Volume 22, No. 8. p. 17 and 18

“The Little White Dress”

Dutch Magazine

January 1999

“Kim Dingle & Cohorts: The Artist, The Writer, The Bad Girls and The Lost Madonna”

Special Issue on Artists’ Collaborations

Artweek

November 1998. p. 15

“(Non)Photography as Commentary: The Camera (Obscura) and Post-Philosophical Systems

Artweek

Volume 30, No. 7

July 1997

“How the Left Coast Stole the Idea of (Post)Modern Art”

Artweek (Vol. 28, No. 5) 15 – 16

May 1997

“Stitching Lives: Fabric in the Art of Betye Saar”

Fiberarts

(March/April 1997) 44 – 48

“Baling the South: Construction and Critique in the Art of Linda Kroff”

Essay for Catalog for the winners of the 1993 Photography Fellowships

Southern Arts Federation/National Endowment for the Arts

Spring, 1994

Reprinted in Aperture

“State of the Arts, Part II: The Museums of Southern California—The Final Frontier. The Big Two: MOCA and Newport”

Visions Art Quarterly

(Spring, 1994) 41 – 43.

“Bad Boys/Good Boys: Sandow Birk and the Killing of Los Angeles”

Visions Art Quarterly

(Vol. 6, No. 2. Fall, 1992) 47 – 49

“…There is No Title…,” lead essay written as

Guest Editor of the Art and Feminism in the 90’s Issue

Artvu Magazine

(Vol. 5, No. 2. Fall, 1991) 4 – 7.

“Between Choice and Context: Curating in a Post-Modern Age”

with Mark Leech, curator of the Mint Museum of Art

Charlotte, North Carolina

Crits: Discourses on the Visual Arts

(Spring, 1991) 2-15

Reprinted in The Journal of Arts Management, Law and Society

(Volume 22, Number 4. Winter, 1993) 310 –320

Art Exhibition Catalogs

“Hair and There, Now and Then”

Castillo. Entangled, Selected Retrospective

Art Space on Main, Department of Art, School of the Arts

California State University, Stanislaus

September 2016

“River as Memory”

Essay for Nicola Lamb for exhibition Layered Cadences

“Work by Abrams, Buck Vosburgh, Lamb & Mooslin” for Yavapai College, Prescott Campus

September 25 – October 23, 2015

“Reflecting Impressionism: The Light and Color of Elena Bond”

Essay for Elena Bond. New Impressionism

MAC Fine Art Corp (Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 2015)

The Theaters of Roland Reiss” in Roland Reiss Personal Politics: Sculpture from the 1970s and 1980s

Exhibition at the Pasadena Museum of Art, September 18, 2011-January 8, 2012

A Brief History of Contemporary Art “From America”

The Museum of Contemporary Art

Minsk, Belarus

June 13 to July 10, 2006

Curated by Mela M.

“A Journey through The Flat World: The Virtual Architecture of Mela M.”

The Museum of Contemporary Art

Minsk, Belarus

Summer 2006

“The Im/Position of the Margin”

Catalog essay for Out of Context

Exhibition of Vietnamese artists at the

Huntington Beach Art Center

Summer, 2005

“Hall of Mirrors”

Catalog essay for The Photographs by James Higginson: POV

Budapest, Hungary, April 2005

Design 3G Press, 2005

“Art as Blog: The Politics of Community Art”

Exhibition Catalogue for “Eye-Speak: Art from the African-American and Latino Communities of Los Angeles”

Glendale and Southwest Community Colleges

Fall, 2001, published as CD/DVD Catalogue, Winter, 2005

“A Brave Place: The Edge of Roland Reiss”

Catalog essay for an exhibition at

Huntington Beach Art Museum

March 3 – April 13, 2001

Huntington Beach, California

“Following Bravo: The Tradition of Manuel Alvarez Bravo in Mexican Photography”

Catalog Essay Manuel Alvarez Bravo and His Followers

Cerritos College Art Gallery

Winter, 1999

Cerritos, California

“Candy-Sucking Art, Finger-Licking Good: The Wit and Wisdom of Martha Benzing, A Post/Post-Modern Project: A Tasteful Commentary on the State of Art at the Millennium–Art Sucks, Art Bites, Art Chews”

Catalog Essay

Exhibition of the works of Martha Benzing at the Carin Golden Gallery

New York, New York

Fall, 1997

“It Just So Happens That These Artists Are Women”

Catalog Essay for the Alumni Exhibition

California State University, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California

January 1996

“Floating Existences: ALienation in LA”

Catalog Essay: Faculty Exhibition

Laband Art Gallery

Loyola Marymount University

Westchester, California

Fall and Winter, 1996

“Lode Star: The Light Art of Sally Weber”

Catalog essay for the Exhibition Sally Weber-Im Licht

Karl Ernst Osthaus-Museum der Stadt Hagen

Hagen, Germany

30. April bis 18. Juni 1995

“Black is Black”

Art Exhibition Catalog for the Exhibition In The Black

Irvine Fine Arts Center

Irvine, California

December 2, 1994 – February 26, 1995

“Spun from Sugar, Composed of Confections, Confined to Quarters: The Fate of the Girls of the West and How They Broke Free to Run Wild and Wreak Havoc, Generally”

Catalog Essay for the Art Exhibition Catalog Recent Paintings by Kim Dingle

Jason Rubell Gallery

Miami Beach, Florida

October – November 1993

“Some Thoughts About Marking”

Essay/Poem for the Exhibition Jacqueline Caples

Trinity College

Hartford, Connecticut

March – April 1993

“You Have to Know the Story to Read the Picture”

Essay and Artist Entries for In the Looking Glass: Contemporary Narrative Painting

July 6 – September 15, 1991

The Mint Museum of Art

Charlotte, North Carolina

“A Summer of Light and Dark: A Journey of Two. Xie Tien Cheng and James Higginson. The Season of Tiananmen Square”

Catalog Essay for a Collaborative Exhibition

The China Paintings: Paintings of Xie Tien Cheng and James Higginson

Guilin, China, Summer, 1989

Pacific Asia Museum

August-September, 1992

(Catalogue Published by the Museum but Suppressed by the Chinese government, which threatened to kill Xie Tien Cheng if a catalog mentioning “Tienanmen Square” was distributed)

“In Whose Voices Do We Speak?”

Catalog Essay for Energy: Interaction of Contrasts: An Exhibition of Multicultural Art (catalog sold out)

L. A. Artcore Annex

652 Mateo Street

Los Angeles, California

Funded by the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department

May 1-31, 1992

(reprinted in Fall Issue, 1992 of Visions Art Quarterly, inaugurating the Topic Column)

“Installation as Object”

Catalog Essay for Discarded Histories/Reclaimed Voices

Artist in Residence Exhibition Program

Exhibition of the Art of Linda Kroff

Spirit Square Center for the Arts

Charlotte, North Carolina

September 1991

Select Scholarly Papers presented

“Breaking the Begats”

Art and Teleology Panel

Southeastern College Art Conference

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

October 23, 2015

“The Field of Content Production”

Presented at the College Art Association in New York City

for the Session “The Work of Art Criticism in the Age of Ezines and Blogging.”

February 2013

Chair of the session for the Art Historians of Southern California: “Shockwrite: Changing the Game.”

Presentation: “Return to Change”

College Art Association,

New York City

Saturday, February 12, 2011

“Clifford Geertz and Art History”

College Art Association

“Representing Material Culture around the World”

Dallas, Texas

February 20-23, 2008

“A Few Last Minute Details: A Tribute to Naomi Schor”

College Art Association

Art Historians of Southern California Panel on Feminism

New York, New York

February 2007

“The Terrible Nearness of Distant Places: Theory Matters”

Presented at the 2004 Meeting of the Art Historians of Southern California

Armand Hammer Museum

Los Angeles, California

November 6, 2004

“The Medusa Effect: Not/Looking at Postmodern Photography”

C/C Berlin Gallery

Berlin, Germany

October 16, 2003

“The Illusion of Illusionism: The Photographic Untruths of Günther Förg”

Presented at the 1993 Meeting of the Art Historians of Southern California

J. Paul Getty Museum

Malibu, California

October 30, 1993

“Painting as Différend: The Landscapes of Anselm Kiefer and the Event of History”

Presented at the conference: The Landscape as Idea: Art, Architecture, and Urbanism

Cosponsored by the College of Architecture of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and the Mint Museum of Art

Charlotte, North Carolina

October 26, 1991

“The De/Re/Un/Non-Definition of Cubism”

Presented in the Session: Cubism: The New Questions

College Art Association

New York City, New York

February 17, 1990

Select Museum Presentations

Series of Lectures on Art and Design

Orange County Museum of Art

Fall, Winter, Spring 2015-2016

Series of Lectures on Art and Design

Orange County Museum of Art

Fall, Winter, Spring 2016-2017

Series of Lectures on The Historic Avant-Gardes

Orange County Museum of Art

Fall, Winter, Spring 2014-2015

Series of Lectures on The History of Photography

Orange County Museum of Art

Fall, Winter, Spring 2013-2014

Series of Lectures on Current Museum Exhibitions

Orange County Museum of Art

Fall, Winter, Spring 2012-2013

Series of Lectures on The Decades, The Eighties, the Nineties, The Aughts

Orange County Museum of Art

Fall, Winter, and Spring 2011–2012

Series of Lectures on The Decades: The Fifties, the Sixties, the Seventies

Orange County Museum of Art

Fall, Winter, and Spring 2010 – 2011

Series of Lectures on A Brief History of Painting, Sculpture, and Installation

Orange County Museum of Art

Fall, Winter, and Spring 2009 – 2010

Series of Lectures on The Forgotten Thirties

Orange County Museum of Art

Fall, Winter, and Spring, 2008 – 2009

Series of Lectures on Romanticism and Revivals

Series of Lectures on Impressionists, Their Friends, and Their Enemies

Series of Lectures on Expressionism, Old, New, and Neo

Orange County Museum of Art

Fall, Winter, 2006

Spring, 2007

Lectures for Various Institutions

“Degenerate Art” September 30, 2016

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

University of California, Irvine

September 30, 2016

“Toulouse-Lautrec: A Life in Posters”

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

University of California, Irvine

December 2009

“Concepts of Modern Art” Series

Torrance Center of Art

Torrance California

Summer, 2006 and 2007

“Degas and Cassatt: Spaces and Places”

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

University of California, Irvine

December 2006

Series of Lectures

“Women and Art: Beyond the Stereotype” Lecture

For the Docent Council

San Diego Museum of Art

May 5, 2006

“O’Keeffe and Stieglitz: A Modern Partnership” Lecture

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

University of California, Irvine

December 15, 2005

“Thirty Years Later: The ‘American War’” Lecture

in conjunction with the Out of Context Exhibition at the

Huntington Beach Art Center

June 11, 2005

“Everything You Wanted to Know About Contemporary Art But Were Afraid to Ask” Lecture

Palm Springs Library

May 20, 2005

“Art After 911—A Public Response” Lecture

Presentation to The Art Crowd

Newport Beach, California

February 23, 2002

And at The Art and Healing Conference

Claremont, California

April, 2002

“Diversity and Decorum: Multiculturalism and the Postmodern Experience” Lecture

AICAD Symposium on Studio and Liberal Arts

Ringling School of Art

Sarasota, Florida

November 3 – 6, 2001

“Neo-Victorians: Fin-de-Siècle All Over Again” Lecture

U. C. L. A./Armand Hammer Museum for the

Secret Victorians Exhibition

October 2, 1999

Lecture Series

“Contemporary Art at the J. Paul Getty Museum: Robert Irwin, Alexis Smith, Edward Ruscha, and Andy Goldsworthy”

University of California, Los Angeles

Department of Visual Arts

Los Angeles, California

Saturday, July 17, 1999

Summer Quarter, 1999

“Out from the Shadow: The Life of Lee Krasner”

University of California, Los Angeles

Department of Visual Arts

Los Angeles, California

Saturday, April 10, 1999

Spring Quarter, 1999

“Riding with Death: Jean-Michel Basquait”

University of California, Los Angeles

Department of Visual Arts

Los Angeles, California

January 9, 1999

Winter Quarter, 1999

“Atget and Brassaï: Photography and Nostalgia in Paris Between the Wars”

University of California, Los Angeles

Department of Visual Arts

Los Angeles, California

June 6, 1998

Spring Quarter, 1998

“Cindy Sherman: Un-Portraits of a Non-Self”

University of California, Los Angeles

Department of Visual Arts

Los Angeles, California

January 10, 1998

“Skinning Kiki Smith: Postmodern Art and the Body”

University of California, Los Angeles

Department of Visual Arts

Los Angeles, California

February 3, 1997

“Constant Changes: The Male/able Female Body”

UCLA at the Hammer Museum

Lecture in conjunction with the exhibition, Sexual Politics

May 5, 1996

“The Coloring of Porgy and Bess: The Effaced Narration of Alexis Smith” Lecture

Art Department

Whittier College

Whittier, California

April 25, 1996

“Seeing Through a Dark Adapted Eye: Representing the Black Male” Lecture

UCLA at the Hammer Museum

For the exhibition, Black Male. Representations of Masculinity in Contemporary American Art

Los Angeles, California

April 22, 1995

“Representing the Other: A History of Power in the Visual Arts” Lecture

UCLA at the Hammer Museum

For the Black Male. Representations of Masculinity in Contemporary American Art Exhibition

Los Angeles, California

March 13, 1995

“Excavating Rothko”

San Diego Museum of Art

San Diego, California

March 14, 1995

“Helen Frankenthaler: Legacy and Legend” Lecture

San Diego Museum of Art

San Diego, California

October 15, 1994

“Being Cartesian/Minding the Body of Art: The Fable of Thelma and Louise: An En-Gendered Morality Tale” Lecture

Guest Lecture for the Art and Art History Department

Trinity College

Hartford, Connecticut

March 11, 1993

“The Inscription of the Profane in the Definition of the Sacred” Lecture

Lecturer for Art Talk Art Series

Foundation for Art Resources

The Municipal Art Gallery Theater

Barnsdall Park

Los Angeles, California

December 17, 1991

“An American in China: The Summer of 1989—An Artist’s Journey” Lecture

Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California

February 22, 1991

“The Matrix of Abstract Expressionism” Lecture

St. John’s Museum of Art

Wilmington, North Carolina

Fall Lecture Series: The Development of Abstraction in America

November 16, 1990

“Art and the Eye of the Beholder” Lecture

Censorship in the South panel

Southeastern College Art Association Conference

Atlanta College of Art

Oct. 25, 1990

Selected Panels:

An Interview with Los Angeles artist Sandow Birk on the American Qur’an: Koplin Del Rio Gallery Los Angeles, California September-October, 2014, available on Vimeo

“Familiar Grounds: Celebrating Roland Reiss and Imagining the Art of Tomorrow”

September 10-12, 2010, a series of panel discussions, including

“Running off the Edge,” with Roland Reiss, Christopher Miles, David Wells, John Gordon and myself, available on Vimeo

Claremont Graduate University: Tribute to Roland Reiss

“New Trends in MFA Education”

Art Historians of Southern California

Panel on Professionalism and the Undergraduate Artist”

Mount Saint Mary’s College

Los Angeles, California

Spring 2006

“Out of Context” Exhibition: discussion among artists, writers and curators about art from the Vietnamese Community

Huntington Beach Art Center

July 17, 2005

“Learning Outcomes”

Panel Presentation for the

FATE Conference at California State University at Northridge

Fall, 2004

“Theory and the Fine Arts”

Panel Discussion at Otis College of Art and Design

Spring, 2004

“Dancing with Theory, II”

Sponsored by Support Graduates of Graduate Art

Boritzer/Gray/Hammon Gallery

Los Angeles, California

November 18, 1994

“Dancing with Theory”

Sponsored by Support Graduates of Graduate Art

Claremont Graduate School

Claremont, California

November 13, 1993

“Literary Analogy and Its Critique”

Southeast Regional Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture

Conference on “Writing and the Architect”

College of Architecture

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

November 2-4, 1991

“Art and Censorship”

Spirit Square Center for the Arts

Charlotte, N. C.

May 10, 1990

“Design for Use; Conversations About Machine-Produced and Handcrafted Products”

Mint Museum of Art

Charlotte, N. C.

September 15, 1990

Web Publications

Art History Unstuffed

Art History Articles

“What is Modern?” posted on Friday, September 4, 2009

“The Enlightenment: An Introduction” posted on Friday, September 11, 2009

“The Enlightenment and Reason” posted on Friday, September 18, 2009

“The Enlightenment and Society” posted on Friday, September 25, 2009

“The Enlightenment and the Art Public” posted on Friday, October 2, 2009

“The Political Revolution in America” posted on Friday, October 9, 2009

“Revolution and Terror in France” posted on Friday, October 16, 2009

“The Enlightenment and Artistic Styles” posted on Wednesday, October 23, 2009

“The Rise of Napoléon” posted on Friday, October 30, 2009

“The Industrial Revolution” posted on Friday, November 6, 2009

“The Origins of Neoclassicism” posted on November 13, 2009

“French Neoclassicism” posted on November 20, 2009

“Neoclassicism: Sculpture and Architecture” posted on November 27, 2009

“The Artistic Revolution in France” posted on December 4, 2009

“The French Academy” posted Friday, December 11, 2009

“The French Academy: Sculpture” posted Friday, December 18, 2009

“The French Academy: Painting” posted Friday, December 25, 2009

“French Romanticism: The Historical Context” posted on Friday, January 1, 2010

“French Romanticism: Subject Matter and the Artist” posted Friday, January 8, 2010

“French Romanticism and the Avant-Garde” posted Friday, January 15, 2010

“The Definition of the Avant-Garde” posted on January 22, 2010

“Kant and the Critique of Philosophy” posted Friday, January 29, 2010

“Kant and Reason” posted Friday, February 5, 2010

“Kant and Aesthetics” posted Friday, February 12, 2010

“Kant and Aesthetic Theory” posted Friday, February 19, 2010

“Kant and the Critique of Judgment” posted Friday, February 26, 2010

“Kant and ‘Art for Art’s Sake'” Friday, March 5, 2010

“Kant, the Artist and Artistic Freedom” posted Friday, March 12, 2010

“Friedrich Schiller” posted Friday, March 19, 2010

“Schiller: “Naïve and Sentimental Poetry’” posted Friday, March 26, 2010

“The Origins of Art Criticism” posted Friday, April 2, 2010

“Hegel and the Dialectical Method” posted Friday, April 9, 2010

“Hegel, Art and the Dialectic Method” posted Friday, April 16, 2010

“Hegel and His Impact on Art and Aesthetics” posted Friday, April 23, 2010

“Early Nineteenth-Century Utopian Philosophy” posted Friday, April 30, 2010

“Late Nineteenth Century Social Philosophy” posted Friday, May 7, 2010

“Philosophy of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels” posted Friday, May 14, 2010

“Marx, Engels, and Alienation” posted Friday, May 21, 2010

“Marx, Engels and Property” posted Friday, May 28, 2010

“Marx, Engels and Capitalism” posted Friday, June 4, 2010

“Marxism, Art and the Artist” posted on Friday, June 11, 2010

“Realism in England, France, and America” posted Friday, June 18, 2010

“Realism and Naturalism in Art” posted Friday, June 25, 2010

“Realism and the Role of the Realist Artist” posted Friday, July 2, 2010

“Salon Realism in France” posted Friday, July 9, 2010

“Avant-Garde Realism in France” posted Friday, July 16, 2010

“Royal Academy in England” posted Friday, July 23, 2010

“Avant-Garde Realism in England” posted Friday, July 30, 2010

“The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood” posted on Friday, August 6, 2010

“Charles Baudelaire and Art Criticism” posted on Friday, August 13, 2010

“Charles Baudelaire, Author of Modernism” posted on Friday, August 20, 2010

“Baudelaire and The Painter of Modern Life” posted on Friday, August 27, 2010

“Gustave Courbet” posted Friday, September 3, 2010

“Naturalism and Art for Art’s Sake” posted on September 10, 2010

“Manet and the Nude” posted on September 17, 2010

“Manet and Modernité” posted on September 24, 2010

“Manet and the Impressionists” posted on October 1, 2010

“The Barbizon School” posted on October 8, 2010

“Impressionism and Technique” posted on October 15, 2010

“Impressionism: Class and Gender” posted on October 22, 2010

“Impressionism and the Art Market” posted on October 29, 2010

“Impressionism and the Landscape” posted on November 5, 2010

“Defining Post-Impressionism” posted on November 12, 2010

“Paul Gauguin” posted on November 19, 2010

“Vincent van Gogh” posted on December 3, 2010

“Paul Cézanne” posted on December 10, 2010

“Symbolist Art and Poetry” posted on December 17, 2010

“Defining Art Nouveau” posted on December 24, 2010

“Expressionism in Europe 1900-1910” posted on December 31, 2010

“Fauvism in Paris” posted on January 7, 2011

“Defining Fauvism” posted on January 14, 2011

“The ‘Primitivism’ of the Fauves” posted on January 21, 2011

“Cubism and Modernity” posted on January 28, 2011

“The Cubists: Artists and Writers” posted on February 4, 2011

“Phases of Cubism: Analytic Cubism” posted on February 11, 2011

“Phases of Cubism: Synthetic Cubism” posted on February 18, 2011

“Orphism and Simultaneity” posted on February 25, 2011

“German Expressionism” posted on March 4, 2011

“Die Brücke” posted on March 11, 2011

“Der Blaue Reiter” posted on March 18, 2011

“Der Blaue Reiter Painting” posted on March 25, 2011

“Futurism and the Future” posted on April 1, 2011

“Defining Futurism” posted on April 8, 2011

“De Stijl” posted on April 15, 2011

“Piet Mondrian” posted on April 22, 2011

“De Stijl Architecture” posted on April 29, 2011

“The Russian Avant-Garde” posted on May 6, 2011

“Alfred Stieglitz and American Modernism” posted on May 13, 2011

“Modernism in New York City, 1920s” posted on May 20, 2011

“Dada and the Great War” posted on May 27, 2011

“Dada and Chance” posted on June 3, 2011

“Dada and Photomontage” posted on June 10, 2011

“Comparison of Dada and Surrealism” posted on June 17, 2011

“Surrealism in Context” posted on June 24, 2011

“Surrealism and Freudian Theory” posted on July 1, 2011

“The Surrealist Object” posted on July 8, 2011

“School of Paris: The Historical Context” posted on July 15, 2011

“School of Paris: The Waning of the Avant-Garde” posted on July 22, 2011

“New Objectivity in German Art” posted on July 29, 2011

“Bauhaus: The Founding” posted on August 5, 2011

“Bauhaus: Modern Design” posted on August 12, 2011

“Bauhaus: Internal Tensions” posted on August 19, 2011

“Bauhaus: The End” posted on August 26, 2011

“Bauhaus: The Fate of the Bauhaus” posted on September 2, 2011

“The Frankfurt School, Part One” posted on September 9, 2011

“The Frankfurt School, Part Two” posted on September 16, 2011

“The Philosophy of Walter Benjamin, Part One” posted on September 23, 2011

“The Philosophy of Walter Benjamin, Part Two” posted on September 30, 2011

“The Work of Art in an Age of Mechanical Reproduction,” by Walter Benjamin, Part One” posted on October 7, 2011

“The Work of Art in an Age of Mechanical Reproduction,” by Walter Benjamin, Part Two” posted on October 14, 2011

“The Origin of German Tragic Drama,” 1925 by Walter Benjamin posted on October 21, 2011

“The Making of the New York School” posted on October 28, 2011

“Abstract Expressionism and Meaning” posted on November 4, 2011

“Avant-Garde and Kitsch” 1939 by Clement Greenberg” posted on November 11, 2011

“Abstract Expressionism: The Field of Cultural Production” posted on November 18, 2011

“Abstract Expressionism, The Definition” posted on November 25, 2011

“Abstract Expressionism: Redefining Art, Part One” posted on December 2, 2011

“Abstract Expressionism: Redefining Art, Part Two” posted on December 9, 2011

“Events in Abstract Expressionism” posted on December 16, 2011

“Culture in Los Angeles, 1940-1950” posted on December 23, 2011

“Art in San Francisco, 1940-1950” posted on December 30, 2011

“The Beats, Art and Literature” posted on January 6, 2012

Post-War Art in California” posted on January 13, 2012

“Post-War Culture in America” posted on January 20, 2012

“Neo-Dada” posted on January 27, 2012

Modernist Painting by Clement Greenberg” posted on February 3, 2012

“Robert Rauschenberg and ‘The Flatbed Picture Plane'” posted on February 10, 2012

“Jasper Johns and ‘Things the Mind Already Knows'” posted on February 17, 2012

“Theodor Adorno and The Culture Industry posted on February 24, 2012

“Theodor and Negative Dialectics posted on March 2, 2012

“Gutai in Japan” posted on March 9, 2012

“Introduction to Pop Art” posted on March 16, 2012

“Characteristics of Pop Art” posted on March 23, 2012

“Pop Art in Europe” posted on March 30, 2012

“New York Art and the Happenings” posted on April 6, 2012

“Fluxus as Experience” posted on April 13, 2012

“Defining Minimal Art, Part One” posted on April 20, 2012

“Defining Minimal Art, Part Two” posted on April 27, 2012

“Minimalism and the Object” posted on May 4, 2012

“Process Art” posted on May 11, 2012

“Earth Art” posted on May 18, 2012

“Conceptual Art” posted on May 25, 2012

“Conceptual Art and Philosophy, Part One” posted on June 1, 2012

“Conceptual Art and Philosophy, Part Two” posted on June 8, 2012

“The History of Feminism” posted on June 15, 2012

“The Historical Context of Modern Feminism” posted on June 22, 2012

“The Influence of Feminist Art” posted on June 29, 2012

“Feminism in Art and Culture” posted on July 6, 2012

“Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex” posted July 13, 2012

“The Institutional Theory of Art” posted on July 20, 2012

“Death of the Avant-Garde” posted on July 27, 2012

“Defining Postmodernism” posted on August 3, 2012

“Comparing Modernism and Postmodernism” posted on August 10, 2012

“The Historical Context of Postmodernism, Part One” posted on August 17, 2012

“The Historical Context of Postmodernism, Part Two” posted on August 24, 2012

“Postmodern and the Past” posted on August 31, 2012

From Modernism to Postmodernism” posted on September 14, 2012

“The Postmodern in Architecture” posted on September 14, 2012

“Postmodern Architects” posted on September 21, 2012

“Postmodern Painters” posted on September 28, 2012

“Postmodern Painting” posted on October 5, 2012

“Postmodernism in Photography” posted on October 12, 2012

“Native American Art, Part One” posted on October 19, 2012

“Native American Art, Part Two” posted on October 26, 2012

“Chicano Artists, Part One” posted on November 2, 2012

“Chicano Artists, Part Two” posted on November 9, 2012

“Chicano Artists, Part Three” posted on November 16, 2012

“African American Art: The Harlem Renaissance” posted on November 23, 2012

“African American Artists, Part One” posted on November 30, 2012

“African American Artists, Part Two” posted on December 7, 2012

The History of Sexuality, Part One” posted on December 14, 2012

“The History of Sexuality, Part Two” posted on December 21, 2012

“Gay Liberation Movement” posted on December 28, 2012

“Lesbian Culture” posted on January 3, 2013

“Queer Art and AIDS, Part One” posted on January 11, 2013

“Queer Art and AIDS, Part Two” posted on January 18, 2013

“Gay Art” posted on January 25, 2013

“Queer Art and Lesbians” posted on February 1, 2013

“Studying ‘Whiteness'” posted on February 8, 2013

“‘White’ Art” posted on February 15, 2013

“Robert Frank and The Americans, Part One” posted on February 22, 2013

“Robert Frank and The Americans, Part Two” posted on March 1, 2013

“Photographing the Sixties” posted on March 8, 2013

“Photographing the Seventies: Breaking the Rules” posted on March 15, 2013

“Photographing the Seventies: Rephotographing” posted on March 22, 2013

“Photographing the Eighties” posted on March 29, 2013

“Sigmund Freud, Part One” posted on April 5, 2013

“Sigmund Freud, Part Two” posted on April 12, 2013

“Sigmund Freud, Part Three” posted on April 19, 2013

“Language, Culture and Philosophy” posted on April 26, 2013

“Edmund Husserl and Philosophy” posted on May 03, 2013

“Erwin Panofsky: Art History and Philosophy” posted on May 10, 2013

“Erwin Panofsky: Art History and Iconography, Part Three” posted on May 24, 2013

“Ludwig Wittgenstein and Philosophy, Part One” posted on May 31, 2013

“Ludwig Wittgenstein and Philosophy, Part Two” posted on June 7, 2013

“Jacques Lacan: Historical Context, Part One” posted on June 14, 2013

“Jacques Lacan: Return to Freud, Part Two” posted on June 21, 2013

“Jacques Lacan: The Mirror Stage, Part Three posted on June 28, 2013

“Jacques Lacan: Through the Mirror Stage, Part Four posted on July 5, 2013

“Jacques Lacan: The Formation of the Subject, Part Five” posted on July 12, 2013

“Jacques Lacan and Women” posted on July 19, 2013

“Jean-Paul Sartre and Existentialism” posted on July 26, 2013

“Écriture Féminine: Historical Context, Part One” posted on August 2, 2013

“Écriture Féminine: Laura Mulvey, Part Two” posted on August 9, 2013

“Écriture Féminine: Luce Irigaray, Part Three” posted on August 16, 2013

“Post-Colonial Theory: Albert Memmi, Part One” posted on August 23, 2013

“Post-Colonial Theory: Frantz Fanon, Part Two” posted on August 30, 2013

“Post-Colonial Theory: Edward Said, Part Three” posted on September 6, 2013

“Post-Colonial Theory: The Subaltern, Part Four” posted on September 13, 2013

“Asian-American Art: Maya Lin, Part One” posted on September 20, 2013

“Asian-American Art: Maya Lin, Part Two” posted on September 27, 2013

“Julia Kristeva: Transgression and the Féminine” posted on October 4, 2013

“Julia Kristeva and Abjection” posted on October 11, 2013

“Ending Modernism: Introduction to Postmodern Theory” posted on October 18, 2013

“Beginning Postmodernism: Forming the Theory” posted on October 25, 2013

“Modernism and Postmodernism: Allegory As Theory” Posted on November 1, 2013

“Harold Bloom: The Anxiety of Influence posted on November 8, 2013

Harold Bloom: A Map of Misreading posted on November 15, 2013

“Roland Barthes: Writing Degree Zero” posted on November 22, 2013

“Roland Barthes: Mythologies posted on November 29, 2013

“Roland Barthes: Structuralism” posted on December 6, 2013

“Roland Barthes: ‘The Death of the Author'” posted on December 13, 2013

“Roland Barthes: ‘The Pleasure of the Text'” posted on December 20, 2013

“Roland Barthes: Camera Lucida posted on December 27, 2013

“Michel Foucault: The Order of Things posted on January 3, 2014

“Michel Foucault and Archaeology” posted on January 10, 2014

“Michel Foucault: This is Not a Pipe posted on January 17, 2014

“Michel Foucault: What is an Author? posted on January 24, 2014

“Michel Foucault: Discipline and Punish posted on January 31, 2014

“Postmodernism and Intertextuality” posted on February 7, 2014

“Postmodernism and the Loss of Mastery” posted on February 14, 2014

“Postmodernism and the Trail of the Floating Signifier” posted on February 21, 2014

“Postmodernism and Hetroglossia, Part One” posted on February 28, 2014

“Postmodernism and Hetroglossia, Part Two” posted on March 7, 2014

“Postmodernism and the Meaning of Art” posted on March 14, 2014

Art and ‘Thick Description,’ Part One” posted on March 21, 2014

“Art and ‘Thick Description,’ Part Two” posted on March 28, 2014

Jean-François Lyotard: The Postmodern Condition, Part One” posted on April 4, 2014

Jean-François Lyotard: The Postmodern Condition, Part Two” posted on April 11, 2014

Jean-François Lyotard: The Postmodern Condition, Part Three” posted on April 18, 2014

“Jean-François Lyotard: Le Différend, Part One” posted on April 25, 2014

“Jean-François Lyotard: Le Différend, Part Two” posted on May 2, 2014

Jean-François Lyotard: Le Différend, Part Three” posted on May 9, 2014

“Jean-François Lyotard and The Sublime, Part One” posted on May 16, 2014

“Jean-François Lyotard: Le Différend, Part One” posted on April 25, 2014

“Jean-François Lyotard: Le Différend, Part Two” posted on May 2, 2014

Jean-François Lyotard: Le Différend, Part Three” posted on May 9, 2014

“Jean-François Lyotard and The Sublime, Part One” posted on May 16, 2014

“Jean-François Lyotard and The Sublime, Part Two” posted on May 23, 2014

“Jean-François Lyotard and The Sublime, Part Two” posted on May 30, 2014

“Jean-François Lyotard and The Figural, Part One” posted on June 6, 2014

“Jean-François Lyotard and the Figural, Part Two” posted on June 13, 2014

“How Structuralism Became “Post” posted on June 20, 2014

“Claude Lévi-Strauss and Structuralism” posted on June 27, 2014

“Jacques Derrida and Post-Structuralism” posted on July 4, 2014

“The Metaphysics of Structuralism” posted on July 11, 2014

“Jacques Derrida and Logos” posted on July 18, 2014

“Jacques Derrida and Différance” posted on July 25, 2014

“Jacques Derrida and the Center” posted on August 1, 2014

“Jacques Derrida and Deconstruction” posted on August 8, 2014

“Frederic Jameson and Postmodernity, Part One” posted on August 15, 2014

“Frederic Jameson and Postmodernity, Part Two” posted on August 22, 2014

“Frederic Jameson and Postmodernity, Part Three” posted on August 29, 2014

“Jean Baudrillard and the System of Objects” posted on September 5, 2014

“Jean Baudrillard and Simulacra” posted on September 12, 2014

“The Invention of Photography: Readiness” posted on November 7, 2014

“The Invention of Photography: the Wedgwoods, Part One” posted on November 14, 2014

“The Invention of Photography: the Wedgwoods, Part Two” posted on November 21, 2014

“The Invention of Photography: Niépce, Part One” posted on November 28, 2014

“The Invention of Photography: Niépce, Part Two” posted on December 5, 2014

“Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre (1787-1851)” posted on December 12, 2014

“William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-1877) Part One” posted on December 19, 2014

“William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-1877) Part One” posted on December 19, 2014

“William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-1877) Part Two” posted on December 26, 2014

“Hippolyte Bayard (1801-1887)” posted on January 2, 2015

“The Daguerreotype Revolution” posted on January 9, 2015

“Art and Technology in Paper Photography” posted on January 16, 2015

“The French, the Holocaust and Sarah’s Key (2011)” posted on January 17, 2015

“Mission Héliographique, Part One” posted on January 23, 2015

“Mission Héliographique, Part Two” posted on January 30, 2015

“Gustave Le Gray (1820-1884) Part One” posted on February 6, 2015

“Gustave Le Gray (1820-1884) Part Two” posted on February 13, 2015

“Roger Fenton and the Victorian Era” posted on February 20, 2015

“Roger Fenton: Photographing Crimean War” posted on February 27, 2015

“Maxime Du Camp and Travel Photography” posted on March 6, 2015

“Photographing the American Civil War” posted on March 13, 2015

“Through the Looking Glass with Lewis Carroll” posted on March 20, 2015

“The Cult of Images and Celebrity” posted on March 27, 2015

“Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879)” posted on April 3, 2015

“Carleton Watkins (1829-1916)” posted on April 10, 2015

“The Legacy of Matthew Brady (1823/4-1896)” posted on April 17, 2015

“Alexander Gardner (1821-1882) The Civil War” posted on April 24, 2015

“Alexander Gardner (1821-1882) The Way West” posted on May 1, 2015

“Alexander Gardner (1821-1882) Native American Images” posted on May 8, 2015

“DebatingTimothy O’Sullivan (1840-1882), Part One” posted on May 15, 2015

“DebatingTimothy O’Sullivan (1840-1882), Part Two” posted on May 22, 2015

“DebatingTimothy O’Sullivan (1840-1882), Part Three” posted on May 29, 2015

Eadweard Muybridge (1830-1904), Part One” posted on June 5, 2015

Eadweard Muybridge (1830-1904), Part Two” posted on June 12, 2015

Eadweard Muybridge (1830-1904), Part Three” posted on June 19, 2015

Eadweard Muybridge (1830-1904), Part Four” posted on June 26, 2015

“Photographing Imperialism, Part One” posted on July 3, 2015

“Photographing Imperialism, Part Two” posted on July 10, 2015

“Photography, the Archive, and Imperialism in the Nineteenth Century, Part One” posted on July 24, 2015

“Photography, the Archive, and Imperialism in the Nineteenth Century, Part Two” posted on July 17, 2015

“Baron Stillfried in Japan” posted on July 31, 2015

“John Thomson in China” posted on August 7, 2015

“Photographing the Other: Edward Curtis, Part One” posted on August 14, 2015

“Photographing the Other, Edward Curtis, Part Two” posted on August 21, 2015

“Documenting Poverty in Nineteenth-Century America” posted on August 28, 2015

“Documenting Poverty in Nineteenth-Century London, Part One” posted on September 04, 2015

“Documenting Poverty in Nineteenth-Century London, Part Two” posted on September 11, 2015

“Composite Photography in Victorian Times” posted on September 18, 2015

Photographing Victorian Fantasies, Part One” posted on September 25, 2015

Photographing Victorian Fantasies, Part Two” posted on October 2, 2015

Pictorialism in England, Part One” posted on October 9, 2015

Pictorialism in England, Part Two” posted on October 16, 2015

Peter Henry Emerson (1856-1936)” posted on October 23, 2015

Pictorialism in America” posted on October 30, 2015

Photography as Art/Art as Photography” posted on November 6, 2015

Imagining The Great War, Part One” posted on November 13, 2015

Imagining The Great War, Part Two” posted on November 20, 2015

Imagining The Great War, Part Three” posted on November 27, 2015

Visual Vocabulary of War: Nineteenth Century Military Paintings, Part One” posted on December 4, 2015

Visual Vocabulary of War: Nineteenth Century Military Paintings, Part Two” posted on December 11, 2015

Visual Vocabulary of War: Nineteenth Century Military Paintings, Part Three” posted on December 18, 2015

Visual Vocabulary of War: Nineteenth Century Military Paintings, Part Four” posted on December 25, 2015

Cubism, Futurism and the Great War, Part One” posted on January 1, 2016

Cubism, Futurism, and the Great War, Part Two” posted on January 8, 2016

The Forgotten Movement: Vorticism in England” posted on January 15, 2016

Walter Sickert, Murder, War and the Gentleman Artist, Part One” posted on January 22, 2016

Walter Sickert, Murder, War and the Gentleman Artist, Part Two” posted on January 29, 2016

Walter Sickert, Murder, War, and the Gentleman Artist, Part Three” posted on February 5, 2016

Jacob Epstein and Oscar Wilde” posted on February 12, 2016

Jacob Epstein and The Rock Drill” posted on February 19, 2016

Wyndham Lewis and Vorticism” posted on February 26, 2016

Edward Wadsworth: Vorticism Goes to War, Part One” posted on March 4, 2016

The Art of Camouflage: The Great War, Part One” posted on March 11, 2016

Edward Wadsworth: Vorticism Goes to War, Part Two” posted on March 18, 2016

Christopher Nevinson: Modern Art Goes to War, Part One” posted on March 25, 2016

Christopher Nevinson: Modern Art Goes to War, Part Two” posted on April 1, 2016

Christopher Nevinson: Modern Art Goes to War, Part Three” posted on April 8, 2016

Irish Artists of the Great War, Part One” posted on April 15, 2016

Irish Artists of the Great War, Part Two” posted on April 22, 2016

Irish Artists of the Great War, Part Three” posted on April 29, 2016

Stanley Spencer: War and Religion, Part One” posted on May 6, 2016

Stanley Spencer: War and Religion, Part Two” posted on May 13, 2016

Stanley Spencer: War and Religion, Part Three” posted on May 20, 2016

John Nash: The Soldier’s War” posted on May 27, 2016

Paul Nash: Landscapes of War” posted on June 3, 2016

David Bomberg: The Canadians at War” posted on June 10, 2016

The Official Artists of the Great War, John Singer Sargent: Part One” posted on June 17, 2016

Official Artists of the Great War, John Singer Sargent, Part Two” posted on June 24, 2016

Henry Tonks: Torn Portraits: The Art of Facial” posted on July 1, 2016

Picasso and Parade, Making Art during Wartime, Part One” posted on July 8, 2016

Picasso and Parade, Making Art during Wartime, Part Two” posted on July 15, 2016

French Artists During the Great War: Matisse, Part One” posted on July 22, 2016

French Artists during the Great War, Matisse, Part Two” posted on July 29, 2016

French Artists During the Great War: Braque, Part One” posted on August 5, 2016

French Artists During the Great War: Braque, Part Two” posted on August 12, 2016

Sir Muirhead Bone: Official War Artist, Part One” posted on August 19, 2016

Sir Muirhead Bone: Official War Artist, Part Two” posted on August 26, 2016

Cameras at The Great War: The Battle of the Somme (1916)” posted on September 2, 2016

The Great War: French Military Painting, Part One” posted on September 9, 2016

The Great War: French Military Painting, Part Two” posted on September 16, 2016

The Great War and Traditional Painting” posted on September 23, 2016

The Futurists Go to War, Part One” posted on September 30, 2016

The Futurists Go To War, Part Two” posted on October 7, 2016

The Futurists Go To War, Part Three” posted on October 14, 2016

The Russian Avant-Garde at War, Part One” posted on October 21, 2016

The Russian Avant-Garde at War, Part Two” posted on October 28, 2016

Marc Chagall and the Russian Revolution” posted on November 4, 2016

Marc Chagall and Jewish Theater, Part One” posted on November 11, 2016

Marc Chagall and Jewish Theater, Part Two” posted on November 18, 2016

Marc Chagall at War” posted on November 25, 2016

The Russian Avant-Garde and the Revolution, Part One” posted on December 2, 2016

The Russian Avant-Garde and the Revolution, Part Two” posted on December 9, 2016

The Russian Avant-Garde and the Revolution, Part Three” posted on December 16, 2016

Dada in New York: Artists in Exile, Part One” posted on December 23, 2016

Dada in New York: Artists in Exile, Part Two” posted on December 30, 2016

Dada in Zurich: At War in a Neutral Nation, Part One” posted on January 6, 2017

Dada in Zurich: At War in a Neutral Nation, Part Two” posted on January 13, 2017

British Propaganda Posters of the Great War, Part One” posted on January 20, 2017

British Posters of the Great War, Part Two” posted on January 27, 2016

German Artists at War, Part One” posted on February 3, 2017

German Artists at War, Part Two” posted on February 10, 2017

German Artists in the Aftermath of the Great War, Part One” posted on February 17, 2017

German Artists in the Aftermath of the Great War, Part Two” posted on February 24, 2017

German Artists in the Aftermath of the Great War, Part Three” posted on March 3, 2017

Design in the Weimar Republic: Photomontage and Photo Essays” posted on March 10, 2017

Art of the Weimar Republic: The German People as Subjects, Part One” posted on March 17, 2016

Art of the Weimar Republic: The German People as Subjects, Part Two” posted on March 24, 2017

Walter Gropius: The Masters’ Houses of the Bauhaus” posted on March 31, 2017

Mies van der Rohe: Machine Age Architecture in Stuttgart” posted on April 7, 2017

Post-War Cubism in Paris, Part One” posted on April 14, 2017

Post-War Cubism in Paris, Part Two” posted on April 21, 2017

Post-War Cubism in Paris, Part Three” posted on April 28, 2017

Post-War Cubism in Paris, Part Four” posted on May 5, 2017

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“Rebels in Paradise: The Los Angeles Art Scene in the 1960s” posted on August 2, 2014

“Now I Have Become Death: Picturing the Bomb” posted on August 16, 2014

“The Paradox of Tarheel Politics (2012)” posted on September 13, 2014

“Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity, Part One” posted on September 19, 2014

“Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity, Part Two” posted on September 26, 2014

“Art in the Streets, MOCA, Los Angeles, Spring-Summer, 2011” posted on September 27, 2014

“Exit Through the Gift Shop” posted on April 24, 2015

“American Stories: Paintings of Everyday Life, 1765-1915” posted on June 27, 2015

“Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity, Part Three” posted on October 3, 2014

“Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity, Part Four” posted on October 10, 2014

Nell Painter. The History of White People posted on October 11, 2014

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The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein” posted on December 20, 2014

“Jean-Léon Gérôme, Part One” posted on October 17, 2014

Drift by Rachael Maddow” posted on October 18, 2014

“Jean-Léon Gérôme, Part Two” posted on October 24, 2014

The Betrayal of the American Dream posted on October 25, 2014

“Jean-Léon Gérôme, Part Three” posted on October 31, 2014

The Persistence of the Color Line by Randall Kennedy” posted on November 8, 2014

Werner Herzog’s Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)” posted on January 3, 2015

“The French, the Holocaust and Sarah’s Key (2011)” posted on January 17, 2015

“Climate Denial and Al Gore’s The Assault on Reason (2007)” posted on January 31, 2015

“The Insurgency of Independent Publishing” posted on February 14, 2015

California’s Little Red Schoolhouse Higher E-Education on Line posted on March 5, 2015

Grown up Digital: The Net Gen as Teachers and Learners posted on March 16, 2015

“Behold. Perspectives at Play in a Young Man’s Mind” posted on March 30, 2015

“Edition Jacob Samuel (2010)” posted on June 13, 2015

Music and ‘The Long Tail‘” posted on March 26, 2016

Patrick McElnea: Confronting Collage” posted on April 30, 2016

Devout (2016) posted on June 15, 2016

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Podcast on “Introduction to Soundbytes in Modern Art” posted on September 4, 2009

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Podcast on “Romantic Aesthetics” posted on October 16, 2009

Podcast on “Romanticism” posted on October 31, 2009

Podcast on “The Academy and the Avant-Garde” posted on Friday, November 13, 2009

Podcast on “Formalism and Romanticism” posted on Friday, November 27, 2009

Podcast on “Romanticism in France” posted on December 11, 2009

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Podcast on “Romanticism and Turner” posted on Friday, April 16, 2010

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Podcast on “Romanticism and Friedrich” posted on Friday, June 11, 2010

Podcast on “American Romanticism: The Hudson River School” posted on Friday, June 25, 2010

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Podcast on “Gustave Courbet, Part One” posted on Friday, August 27, 2010

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Podcast on “Édouard Manet, Part One” posted on Friday, September 14, 2010

Podcast on “Édouard Manet, Part Two” posted on Friday, September 23, 2010

Podcast on “Whistler, Part One” posted on Friday, October 8, 2010

Podcast on “Whistler, Part Two” posted on Friday, October 22, 2010

Podcast on “Whistler, Part Three” posted on Friday, November 5, 2010

Podcast on “Painting 1: Preface to the Avant-Garde” posted on November 19, 2010

Podcast on “Painting 2: Manet to Post-Impressionism” posted on December 3, 2010

Podcast on “Painting 3: The Pre-War Avant-Garde” posted on December 17, 2010

Podcast on “Painting 4: Cubism to Dada” posted on December 31, 2010

Podcast on “Painting 5: Between the Wars” posted on January 14, 2011

Podcast on “Painting 6: Art in New York” posted on January 28, 2011

Podcast on “Painting 7: Clement Greenberg” posted on February 18, 2011

Podcast on “Painting 8: Neo-Dada” posted on March 4, 2011

Podcast on “Painting 9: Pop Art” posted on March 18, 2011

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The Shock Doctrine posted on October 8, 2011

Of Memorials and Memory: Martin Luther King Memorial posted on August 26, 2011

The Help posted on August 11, 2011

The Names of Love posted on July 1, 2011

Beginners posted on June 13, 2011

Midnight in Paris posted on May 28, 2011

Jane Eyre posted on March 26, 2011

Battle L. A. posted on March 23, 2011

Unknown posted on March 13, 2011

The Adjustment Bureau posted on March 10, 2011

The King’s Speech posted on January 20, 2011

The Tourist posted on December 26, 2010

True Grit posted on December 25, 2010

Tron: Legacy posted on December 22, 2010

Inside Job posted on November 9, 2010

The Social Network posted on October 13, 2010

Climbing Mount Everest to Death posted on September 13, 2010

Flipped is a Flop posted on September 10, 2010

Jean-Michele Basquiat: The Radiant Child posted on September 2010

A Film Unfinished posted on August 29, 2010

Rubicon, Summer Season, 2010 posted on August 22, 2010

The Switch posted on August 20, 2010

Salt posted on August 19, 2010

Eat, Pray, Love posted on August 15, 2010

Hollywood Does “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” posted on August 1, 2010

Work of Art, Bravo Network posted on July 20, 2010

The Kids Are Alright posted on July 19, 2010

Inception posted on July 17, 2010

Exit Through the Gift Shop posted on June 28, 2010

Doctor Who and Vincent van Gogh posted on June 27, 2010

I am Love posted on June 21, 2010

The Karate Kid posted on June 14, 2010

Famous for Fifteen Minutes at the Orange County Museum of Art posted on June 7, 2010

What is Artistic Success? Roger Kuntz posted on May 29, 2010

I see Dead People posted on May 27, 2010

The Death of a Museum: The Claremont Museum of Art posted on May 24, 2010

Robin Hood posted on May 20, 2010

Letters to Juliet posted on May 18, 2010

Mother and Child posted on May 16, 2010

The City of Your Final Destination posted on May 12, 2010

Harry Brown posted on May 10, 2010

Please Give posted on May 8, 2010

Riverworld posted on April 26, 2010

The New Doctor Who posted on April 24, 2010

Modern Family posted on April 22, 2010

Patrick McElnea posted on April 20, 2010

Racism and “American Stories” posted on April 18, 2010

Lost, The Final Season posted on April 6, 2010

How to Train Your Dragon posted on April 5, 2010

The Ghost Writer posted on March 31, 2010

The Art of the Steal posted on March 27, 2010

The Hurt Locker posted on March 26, 2010

Green Zone posted on March 24, 2010

The Blind Side posted on March 23, 2010

The Good Wife posted on March 22, 2010

Justified posted on March 21, 2010

House, Season 6 posted on March 20,2010

The White Ribbon posted March 19, 2010

The Pacific posted on March 18, 2010