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Cary Adams doing acoustic radar research during a residency at the Center for Land Use Interpretation

Adams, Cary

  • Associate Professor of Art, Environment, and Emerging Practices

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Interests: Environmental Art and Humanities; New Media; Social Practice

Stephanie Ashenfelder

Ashenfelder, Stephanie

  • Director, Digital Media Studies
    Academic Director, Studio Arts

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Berlo, Janet Catherine

  • Professor Emerita

Interests: Native American art and visual culture; The politics of representation; Museum studies and critique; Quilt, craft, and “folk art” ; History and historiography; Issues of materiality both old and new

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Blunt, Nile K.

  • Assistant Professor of Curatorial Practice
  • McPherson Director of Academic Programs, Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester

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Interests: Museum studies; museology; arts education; curatorial practice; issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and access within cultural institutions; the material and visual cultures of Early America and the British Atlantic World; and 17th and 18th century European and American decorative arts.

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Carl Chiarenza

Chiarenza, Carl

  • Professor Emeritus
  • Artist in Residence

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Peter Christensen

Christensen, Peter

  • (on leave for academic year 2021-22)
    Associate Professor of Art History

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Interests: 19th and 20th century architectural history, particularly Europe and North America’s international engagement with the Islamic world; history and aesthetics of infrastructure and industry; historicism; cartography and architecture; critical digital humanities

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Duro, Paul

  • Professor Emeritus

Interests: theories of imitation; history painting; hierarchy of the genres; theories of the sublime; frame discourse and analysis; word and image studies; travel writing

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Enck, Joshua

  • Lecturer

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Interests: Abstract sculpture; architectural design and drawing; furniture design and woodworking; metalworking; recent Fulbright Scholar in India researching traditional metal vessel making techniques

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Haidu, Rachel

  • (on leave for academic year 2021-22)
    Associate Professor of Art History

Interests: Modern, postwar and contemporary art; Eastern European postwar and contemporary art; artist's films and videos; contemporary painting; history of photography; national identity and transnationalism; critical theory and poststructuralist theory; feminism, gender and race studies; visual studies

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Heuer, Christopher P.

  • Professor of Art History

Interests: Early Modern art and theory; the history of art history; replicative technologies; art and prehistory; environmental aesthetics; disaster studies; performance; the American civil rights movement

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Heather Layton

Layton, Heather

  • Assistant Professor of Art

Interests: Contemporary art; Painting; Art as activism; Storytelling; Magical realism; Mexican religious art; Democratic dialogue; Intrinsic motivation

Evelyne Leblanc-Roberge

Leblanc-Roberge, Evelyne

  • Associate Professor of Art, Lens Based Media

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Interests: Photography and Video Installation; Representation of Space; Site-Specificity ; Frame Theory; Trompe l'oeil; Book Making; Maps and Floor Plans; Notion(s) of time; Fictions and Documents

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Rachel Remmel.

Remmel, Rachel

  • Assistant Dean and Director, Teaching Center

Interests: Architectural history; museum studies; 19th-century US art history and history; social power; institutional history; building types such as schools and houses; artistic practice; the construction of the categories of art and artist; theories about the formative power of architecture

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Saab, A. Joan

  • Professor of Art History and Visual and Cultural Studies
  • Vice Provost of Academic Affairs

Interests: Twentieth-century American cultural history; media and culture; urban and community studies; popular culture; cultural studies; aesthetic categories and values

Grace Seiberling

Seiberling, Grace

  • Associate Professor

Interests: Nineteenth-century painting and photography, especially Impressionism; Early British photography; Museums

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Shin, Mizin

  • Assistant Professor of Art

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Interests: Printmaking and Digital Media; Immersive Installation; Emerging techniques in contemporary printmaking; Interdependency of societal systems; Chaos Theory; Phenomena network; Emergence

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Allen Topolski

Topolski, Allen

  • Associate Professor
  • Chair, Department of Art and Art History
    Undergraduate Advisor, Studio Arts

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Interests: Studio production that incorporates found materials and a variety of processes to explore nostalgia and memory in technologies of domesticity and convenience.

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Sharon Willis

Willis, Sharon

  • Professor, Art and Art History/Visual and Cultural Studies

Interests: Film history and theory; visual and cultural studies; women's studies and feminist theory; comparative literature and critical theory; French cinema; 19th and 20th century French literature