Ph.D., The University of Iowa, Art History, 2010
Dissertation: “Edgar Degas and the Ottocento” (available online)
Chair: Professor Dorothy Johnson
Major Examination Field: Nineteenth-Century French Art
Minor Examination Fields: Italian Renaissance Art; Ancient Roman Art
M.A., Case Western Reserve University, Art History, 2005
B.A. (with departmental honors), Case Western Reserve University, Art History, 2003
Augustana College, Rock Island, IL
2015-Present. Director – Augustana Teaching Museum of Art
2014-2015. Assistant Director – Augustana Teaching Museum of Art
Canisius College, Buffalo, NY
2012-2015. Assistant Professor/Program Director – Art History, Fine Arts Department
(on partial leave 2014-15)
Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA
2010-2012. ACM/Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Modern and Contemporary Art/Visiting Assistant Professor
School of Art and Art History, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Spring 2010 (April-May). Visiting Assistant Professor
Spring 2007; Fall 2008. Instructor of Record
Center for Teaching, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Fall 2006-Spring 2007. Graduate Assistant
SELECTED CURATORIAL PROJECTS
2018. Världen är Liten: the World is Small. Modern Swedish and Swedish American Works. Augustana Teaching Museum of Art. 16 November 2018 - 30 March 2019.
2018. Tengo Puerto Rico en mi corazón. DePaul University. A pop-up exhibition that is part of the 50th anniversary symposium for the Young Lords in Chicago. 22 September 2018.
2017. Witness. Augustana Teaching Museum of Art. 17 November 2017 – 10 February 2018.
2017. #YarnBombQC: Carol Hummel @ Augustana. Locations around the Quad Cities. August 2017 – Present.
2017. Organize Your Own: the Politics and Poetics of Self-Determination Movements. (programming and additional materials for ATMA iteration only; travelling exhibition curated by Daniel Tucker) 25 August – 28 October 2017.
2016. Art above 66° 33'. Augustana Teaching Museum of Art. 18 November 2016 - 10 February 2017.
2016. A Different Way of Seeing. Works from the Sam and Ann Charters Collection. ATMA travelling exhibition. American Swedish Institute, 27 August – 30 October 2018.
2016. A Woman's Place is in the Gallery: Guerrilla Girls, 1985-2015. Augustana Teaching Museum of Art. 26 August - 28 October, 2016.
2016. Battle/Dress. Camouflage as a Metaphor for Passing and Other Works by Kiam Marcelo Junio. Augustana Teaching Museum of Art. 26 August - 28 October 2016.
2016. PlantBot Genetics Presents: the Moth Project. Works by Wendy DesChene and Jeff Schmuki. Augustana Teaching Museum of Art. 9 March – 2 April 2016.
2015. Wit and Whimsy: Photographs by Kenneth Josephson. Figge Art Museum. 17 October 2015 – 7 February 2016.
2015. What a Relief! Variations in Printmaking. Works from the Augustana Teaching Museum of Art Collections, Joseph Lappie & Janet Taylor. Augustana Teaching Museum of Art. 26 August – 30 October 2015.
2015. Juvenile in Justice. Photography by Richard Ross. Augustana Teaching Museum of Art in cooperation with the Figge Art Museum. 19 March – 18 April 2015.
2012. Inside Out: Cedar Rapids Action. A site-specific installation in Cedar Rapids, IA. 21 April 2012 – 21 July 2012.
2011. Shaping Space: Installations by Liz Miller and Rachel Hayes. Guest curator. Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA. 29 October –19 November 2011.
2011. Posters, Fans and Songbooks: Nineteenth-Century Prints by Toulouse-Lautrec and his Contemporaries. An exhibition of nineteenth-century prints from the Grand Valley State University Art Gallery collections. Guest curator. Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph, MI. 16 September – 30 October 2011.
2016. “Mapping Paris: Social and Artistic Networks, 1855-1889” LEONARDO, v. 49, no. 5, p. 446.
2015. “Degas and Manzi’s Vingt dessins: an Experimental Collaboration in Print.” SECAC Review, vol. xvi, no. 5. (2015), pp. 607-621.
2013. “Pompeii and its Material Reproductions: The Rise of a Tourist Site in the Nineteenth Century.” Journal of Tourism History, vol. 5, no. 1. (January 2013).
2013. “Degas’ Vingt dessins as Object and Means of Dissemination.” The Challenge of the Object/Die Herausforderung des Objekts, Congress Proceedings. Edited by G. Ulrich Großmann and Petra Krutisch. Nuremberg, 2013.
2013. “Momento, by Susannah Biondo-Gemmell and Jennifer Rogers: a review.” Ceramics: Art and Perception (No. 91, March-May 2013).
2018. Review of The Care of Prints and Drawings (2nd ed.), Ellis, Margaret Holben. Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals, v. 14, no. 1 (Winter 2018).
2010. Review of Victims and Villains in Vasari’s Lives, Ladis, Andrew. H-Net Reviews. April 2010.
Available online: H-Net Reviews
Exhibition Catalogue Entries
2015. “Marvin Cone, Green Ghost”, “Hendrick ter Brugghen, Singing Lute Player”, “Sol LeWitt, Wall Drawing”, “Andrew Wyeth, Clam Digger” in Figge Art Museum 10th Anniversary Exhibition Catalogue. 2015.
2013. “Delfico, Melchiorre”, “Dupre, Giovanni”, “Gemito, Vincenzo”, “Hayez, Francesco”, “Luccardi, Vincenzo”, “Magnani, Girolamo”, “Morelli, Domenico” and “Palizzi, Filippo” in The Cambridge Verdi Encyclopedia, edited by Roberta Montemorra Marvin. Cambridge University Press, 2013.
2016-2017. The Gallery Gap. Co-host with Melissa Mohr. Produced by Lacy Scarmana for WVIK. Available online.
DIGITAL HUMANITIES PROJECTS
2013-2017. Mapping Paris: Social & Artistic Networks, 1855-1889.
PROJECTS IN PROCESS
“Rattling Your Rage: Anger, Provocation, and the SisterSerpents.” Provisionally accepted into Representing Abortion, ed, Rachel Hurst.
The Visual Culture of the Chicago Young Lords. An as-yet-untitled exhibition that charts the visual culture of the Young Lords Organization in Chicago.
The Young Lords, Buckminster Fuller, and Howard Alan: Affordable Housing Plans for Lincoln Park. An as-yet untitled digital project in collaboration with Antonio Lopez.
SELECTED CONFERENCES AND PRESENTATIONS
2016 (invited). "Telemaco Signorini - a Parisian-Tuscan Conduit" at Terms, 34th Congress of the International Committee of the History of Art, Peking University, Beijing, China
2013. “Mapping Paris: Social & Artistic Networks, 1855-1889” at (Digital) Humanities Revisited – Challenges and Opportunities in the Digital Age, Herrenhausen Conference, Herrenhausen Palace, Hannover, Germany
2012. “Degas’ Vingt dessins as Object and Means of Dissemination” at The Challenge of the Object, 33rd Congress of the International Committee of the History of Art, Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremburg, Germany
2010. “Italian Artistic Histories and the Risorgimento: Hayez, Morelli and Toma” at Italy and its Pasts: an Interdisciplinary Conference, Association for the Study of Modern Italy, Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies, University of London, London, England
2009. “Telemaco Signorini, an Ottocento Catalyst” in the session Centering the Margins of 19th Century Art at the conference of the Universities Art Association of Canada, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
2008. “Degas and Manzi's Vingt dessins: Discourses of Exchange” in the session Conflict and Collaboration at the conference of the Universities Art Association of Canada, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2019. “Curatorial Practice as Labor in the Academy” co-presented with Meredith Lynn. Session: Academic Museums as Agents of Change. Association of Academic Museums and Galleries Annual Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
2018. “The SisterSerpents. Feminism, Art, and Activism in Chicago (and beyond)" at the Feminist Art History Conference, American University, Washington DC
2017. “Art, Criticism, and Nationalism in Telemaco Signorini’s Italy” in the session Visualizing the Risorgimento: Art in Italy Before and After Unification at the annual conference of the College Art Association, New York, New York
2016. “Updates on Mapping Paris: Social & Artistic Networks, 1855-1889” in the session Digital Art History: New Projects, New Questions at the annual conference of the College Art Association, Washington DC
2015. “Mapping Paris: Considerations of a Digital Collaboration at the Trailhead” in the session Traversing Borders: The Flâneur in Eastern Europe and Beyond at the Southeastern College Arts Conference, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
2015. “Mapping Paris: Social and Artistic Networks, 1855-1889” at Digitorium: University of Alabama Digital Humanities Conference. Tuscaloosa, Alabama
2014. “Una Macchiaiola, Giulia Bandini? A Feminist Look at the Macchiaioli” at the Fifth Annual Feminist Art History Conference at American University, Washington, District of Columbia
2014. “Mapping Paris: Social and Artistic Networks, 1855-1889” in the session Digital Humanities and the Visual Arts at the Mid-American College Art Association Conference, San Antonio, Texas
2014. “Mapping Paris: Social and Artistic Networks, 1855-1889” at the Arts, Humanities and Complex Networks, 5th Leonardo Satellite Symposium to NetSci2014 Conference, Berkeley, California
2014. “Telemaco Signorini—An Ottocento Catalyst” in the session Risorgimento Urbanisms at the Nineteenth-Century Studies Association Conference on Urbanism and Urbanity, Chicago, Illinois
2013. “Degas and the Ottocento: Re-centering (?) Nineteenth-Century Art” in the session Reciprocal Exchanges: Regionalisms and Modernisms in Dialogue at the annual Southeastern College Arts Conference, Greensboro, North Carolina
2012. “Caricature, Degas and the Caffè Michelangiolo” in the session The Importance of the Bar at the annual Southeastern College Arts Conference, Durham, North Carolina
2012. “Edgar Degas and Italy: A Pictorial Exegesis” in the session No Talking Allowed: Making a Visual Argument about Art History at the annual conference of the College Art Association, Los Angeles, California
2010. “Degas and Manzi’s Vingt dessins: Strategies of Reproduction, Dialogues of Exchange” at the Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Conference on Family/Resemblance, Austin, Texas
2010. “The Performative Aspect of Secular Veneration: Pompeii as a Tourist Site” at the Nineteenth Century Studies Association Conference on Theatricality and the Performative in the Long 19th Century, Tampa, Florida
CONFERENCE SESSIONS CHAIRED
2019. Academic Museums Are Not Neutral: Civic Responsibility and Institutional Politics. Southeastern College Arts Conference. Chattanooga, Tennessee. Co-chaired with Michael Dickins.
2018. Exhibitions as Sites of Activist Practice. Southeastern College Arts Conference. Birmingham, Alabama.
2014. Artworks + Networks: Materializing Connectivity in Art Historical Research at the Southeastern College Arts Conference, Sarasota, Florida. Co-Chaired with Miriam Kienle (UIUC) Lauren Applebaum (UIUC).
2013. Contemporary Art Practices and Audience Engagement: An Institutional Perspective at the Southeastern College Arts Conference, Greensboro, North Carolina. Co-Chaired with Tami Miller (Krasl Arts Center).
2019. “Rattling Your Rage: Anger, Provocation, and the SisterSerpents,” TeaTalks – Women’s and Gender Studies Lecture Series, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois.
2018. “Världen är liten/The World is Small. Modern Swedish and Swedish American Works in the Augustana Teaching Museum of Art Collections, 1850-1950.” Frieze Lecture Series. Augustana College/Rock Island Public Library.
2018. “Paris Moderns, 1850-1950.” A four-part lecture to coincide with the exhibition French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850-1950, Figge Art Museum. Repeated as part of CommUniversity 2019 at St. Ambrose University.
2016. “Una Macchiaiola, Giulia Bandini? A Feminist Look at the Macchiaioli,” TeaTalks – Women’s and Gender Studies Lecture Series, Augustana Collage, Rock Island, Illinois.
2014. “Telemaco Signorini, a Parisian-Tuscan Conduit,” ArtsCanisius Meet-the-Faculty Series, Canisius College, Buffalo, New York
2013. “Degas’ Vingt dessins: a Retrospective-Reproduction,” Sr. Jeanne File Memorial Lecture Series, Daemen College, Buffalo, New York
2011. “Miracle Whip, Purses and Human Rights: Contemporary Art and Advertising,” Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph, Michigan
2010. “Turkey Buzzards and Cotton: New Orleans, Degas and the Process of Art-Making,” Nicholls State University, Art Department, Thibodaux, Louisiana
SELECTED AWARDS AND GRANTS
2018. Participant, National Endowment for the Humanities/Newberry Library. 2018 Summer Institute, “Art and Public Culture in Chicago”
2018. Participant, NextGen 2018, Getty Leadership Institute, Claremont Graduate University
2017. Grant writer and principal investigator, Carol Hummel @ Augustana (#YarnBombQC). National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works, Spring 2017.
2014. Participant, Rebuilding the Portfolio: DH for Art Historians, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History in New Media, George Mason University, supported by the Getty Foundation
2013. Participant, NEH/American Academy in Rome Summer Seminar, “Italy in the Age of the Risorgimento – New Perspectives”
2010-2012. ACM/Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Modern and Contemporary Art
2009-2010. Fulbright Alternate to Italy, Institute of International Education
February 2009. Visiting Scholar, American Academy in Rome
2019. #MeTooCAA Idea Exchange Roundtable, organizer. College Art Association Conference, 2019 Annual Conference. A CAA subcommittee is currently being formed as follow-up, which I will chair.
2018-2020. Southeastern College Arts Conference, Board of Directors, Member-at-Large
2017. AAM LGBTQ Welcoming Guidelines, regional convening at the Figge Art Museum, organizer.
2016-Present. Illinois Women’s Artists Project, Advisory Board Member
2016-19. Editorial Board Member of Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals
2016. Juror, Michiana Annual Art Contest, Box Factory for the Arts. St. Joseph, MI
2014. Editor-at-Large for Digital Humanities Now (www.digitalhumanitiesnow.org)
2013. Presentation to the Spring ACM/Mellon Fellows workshop on life after the ACM/Mellon Postdoc
2011. Jury for ArtLab submissions, Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph, MI
2015-2018. Augustana Women & Gender Studies Working Group
2015 – present. Augustana Women & Gender Studies Advisory Board
Spring 2014 (Canisius); Spring 2015 (Augustana/Figge). Organize and direct a production of Eve Ensler’s Any One of Us: Words from Prison
Spring 2014. Organize and host a lecture by Dr. David I. Kertzer (Brown University) on his book The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe
2016-Present. Creative Arts Academy of the Quad Cities, Advisory Board
2015-2017. Quad Cities Museum Week, Planning Committee.
2014. Crisis Services of Erie County Hospital Advocate/NYS Certified Rape Crisis Counselor, Buffalo, New York
2014. Friends of Night People volunteer, Buffalo, New York
2011-12. AniMeals volunteer, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
College Art Association
American Alliance of Museums
Association of Midwest Museums
Association of Academic Museums and Galleries
Southeastern College Arts Conference
French – Literate and Conversant
German – Literate
Italian – Literate
Paris and the Art of Urban Life (Canisius Honors Program/Online)
Topics in Art History –The Macchiaioli
Art History Senior Seminar
Art, Beauty and Terror in the 20th Century
Introduction to Art History II
Late Modern/Contemporary Art
Topics in Art History: Installations and Exhibitions in Contemporary Art
Introduction to Nineteenth-Century Art
Topics in Art History: World Impressionism
Early 20th-Century Art
History of Photography
Introduction to Renaissance Art
Photographing Museum Collections (International Preservation Studies Center, June 2017)
Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery (International Preservation Studies Center, August 2017)
Constructing Affordable Storage Mounts and Supports (International Preservation Studies Center, September 2017)