Associate Professor of Latin American Art History
Bard College 2000-|
Office: Fisher Annex 113
Phone: 845-758-7126


B.A., University of California, Los Angeles; M.A., Institute of Fine Arts,New York University; Ph.D., the Graduate Center, City Universityof New York.

Honors and Awards:
Bard Research Council Award (2008) for work on Czech surrealist Toyen; Professional Development Fellowship, the College Art Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities. (2000-1)

Publications: Leonora Carrington: Surrealism, Alchemy and Art (Lund Humphries, London and in Spanish by Turner, Madrid 2004)







IMG_7106Assistant Professor of Art History
Bard College 2013-
Office: Fischer Annex 109
Tel: (845) 758-7159

B.A., Tufts University; M.A., MPhil., Ph.D., Columbia University

Areas of Interest:
Primary field: Western Medieval Art, in particular Gothic Art and Architecture in Germany; Secondary field: Islamic Art.Professor Boivin’s research focuses on the dynamic interactions among figural art, architecture, and devotion/liturgy.  She is interested in the spatiality of Late Medieval churches, in the diverse functions of architectural space, and in the ability of form to communicate meaning.  She is currently writing a book on the city of Rothenburg ob der Tauber as well as a study of street passages included beneath Medieval churches.

Awards and Fellowships:
Post Doctoral Fellowship, Université de Montréal (2012-13); Society of Architectural Historians Rosann S. Berry Conference Fellowship (2013); Fulbright Research Grant, Germany (2011-2012); British Archaeological Association Conference Travel Grant (2012); DAAD Research Grant, Germany (2011).

“The Chancel Passageways of Norwich,” in: British Archaeological Association Conference Transactions (forthcoming);  “Villard Bound and Unbounded,” in: AVISTA, Vol. 18, No. 1/2. 2008;  “Der Lettner in Gelnhausen,” in: Gelnhäuser Geschichtsblätter, 2007.



Associate Professor of Photography
and Art History
Bard College 1996-
Office: Fisher Annex 108
Tel: (845) 758-7239
B.S., M.A., Illinois State Univeristy; M.A. Ph.D., Princeton Unviersity.
Awards and Honors:
National Endowment for the Humanities summer stipend (2012 and 2000); The Franklin Research Grant from the American Philosophical Society (2012); Model/Blum Fellow, National Gallery of Canada (1995); Fowler-McCormick Research Fellowship, Princeton University (1993).

Current publishing projects:Amateur vs. amateur: Photography and the [D]evolution of a Gentleman’s Art”; “‘Art’s Mortal Enemy': Baudelaire, Photography, and the Ruin of French Taste.”

Books:Stephen Shore: The Hudson Valley (Blindspot Editions, 2011); Victor Regnault and the Advance of Photography: The Art of Avoiding Errors (Princeton Univ. Press 2005); Larry Fink 55 (Phaidon, 2005).

Selected other publications: “At Home with the Camera: Modeling Masculinity in Early French Photography,” in Interior Portraiture and Masculine Identity in France, 1789-1914 (Belnap-Jensen, et al., Ashgate, 2011); Contributor, Impressionism and the Ecology of Landscape, Stephen Eisenman, ed., Complesso del Vittoriano, 2010; Contributor, Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Photography, John Hannavy, ed., Routledge, 2007. Critic, Aperture Magazine, 2004-present.

Selected public presentations: The Royal Museums of Fine Art, Belgium (2012); Concordia University (2010); Western Society for French History (2008); Princeton University (2007); Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia (2005); Bibliotheque Nationale de France (2004); Brooklyn Museum of Art (2002); Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark (2001).





Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History
Bard College 2001
Office: Fisher Annex 114
Tel: (845) 758-7153

B.A. Yale University (summa cum laude); M.A. (with distinction), M. Phil., Columbia University.

Select Honors and Awards:
Mellon Grant for Career Enhancement
Visiting Scholar, American Academyn Rome Whiting Fellowship, Columbia University Rome Prize, Two-Year Fellowship, American Academy in Rome
Samuel H. Kress Two-Year Grant at the Bibliotheca Hertziana, Rome
Fulbright Pre-doctoral Grant
Other Professional Experience:

Has taught at Columbia University, The American University in Rome, and Lacoste School of the Arts, Provence, France. Has worked at the St. Louis Art Museum and at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection (Capo), Venice, Italy.
Has presented papers at the College Art Association, the Society of Architectural Historians, and the American Academy in Rome.



Professor Emeritus

Edith C. Blum Professor of Art History
Bard College 1971-2011
Office: Fisher Annex 110
Tel.: (845) 758-7248
B.A. Seton Hill College; Ph.D., Cornell University.

Honors and Awards (partial):
Recipient National Endowment for the Humanities Study Grant
(1992); American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship (1978-79);
NEH Fellowship in Residence for College Teachers, Harvard (1976-77);
numerous summer grants.

Articles in Medieval France: An Encyclopedia; The Dictionary of Art; Gesta;
The Brummer Collection of Medieval Art; Application of Science in Examination
of Works of Art; National Endowment for the Humanities Institute Resource
Book for the Teaching of Medieval Civilization: Studies in Medieval Culture
Other Professional Activities:
In addition to giving papers, acting as respondent, and organizing sessions for numerous professional conferences both in the U.S. and abroad, Professor French has been an invited guest speaker at a number of universities and museums, including Harvard University, Columbia, Duke University, Colgate, Queens College CUNY, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg.
Special Interests:
Professor French’s work has often focused on the iconography of marginalized groups (heretics, lepers, etc.) in French Romanesque Sculpture. She has also been instrumental in pioneering the application of neutron activation analysis in provenance studies of medieval French limestone sculpture and is a member of the French-American Limestone Sculpture Provenance Project.



Oskar Munsterberg Chair
of Asian Art
Bard College 1988-
Office: Fisher Annex 109
Tel. (845) 758-7109
B.A. New York University; M.A., Hunter College; Ph.D., Institute of
Fine Arts, New York University; Adjunct Professor, Lehman College, CUNY.


Areas of Interest:
Primary field of specialization is Chinese Medieval art, especially Buddhist and Daoist. Secondary area is Ancient Indian Buddhist Art. Recent interest in contemporary Chinese art, numerous publications in Yishu and curated and wrote catalogues for various exhibitions. See listed below several books, list of articles and lectures available at  Editor of the Journal of Chinese Religions published in association with Bard.

Curated exhibitions 2011 Contemporary Chinese Christian Art, Bard college (and catalogue)

2010 Le Deluge, Après Mao China’s Surging Creative Tide
An Exhibition of Work by Significant Contemporary Chinese Artists
Cress Gallery of Art, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (and catalogue)

2010 State of the Dao in Chinese Contemporary Art
Lehman College Art Gallery, Lehman College, CUNY (and catalogue)

2009 Xun Dao: Searching for Spirituality in Contemporary Chinese Art
Frederieke Taylor Gallery 535 West 22nd Street, 6th floor, New York City (and catalogue)

2002  If the Shoe Fits…..Femininity in Contemporary Asian Art, Lehman College Art Gallery and Bard College February 2003 Link to Lehman College (and catalogue)

2001 Confessions: The Contemporary Art of Asian Women, Hammond Art Gallery, North Salem, NY Review Westchester: Weekend, April 26, 2001, p. 3.

1998 Art of the Twentieth Century and the Traditional Chinese Literary Culture Lehman College Art Gallery/Bard College Gallery, NY, 1998, (and catalogue).

1. The Life of the Buddha: Pictorial and Scriptural Evidence in India. Latham, MD: University Press, 1992 ISBN: 0-8191-8791-7
2. Court Art of the Tang Dynasty. Latham, MD: University Press, 1996, ISBN: 0-7618-0210-0
3. Arts of the Tang Dynasty, Images of Asia. Oxford University Press, 1996, ISBN 9-780195-877311
4. Early Buddhist Narratives: Illustrations of the Life of the Buddha from Central Asia, China, Korea and Japan. Latham, MD: University Press, 2000, ISBN 9-780761-816713
5. Buddhist Art in China, Images of Asia. Oxford University Press, 2002, ISBN 9-780195-928570
6. Guan Yin Buddhist Deity of Compassion in China, Images of Asia. Oxford University Press, 2004, ISBN 9-780195-930887
7. “Cui Xiuwen’s Recent Work: Spiritual Realms in the Material World”  2012,
vol. 29 Paradoxa (London)
8. “Daoist Themes by Female Artists,” Journal of Daoist Studies 2012, vol. 5
9. “Lin Tianmiao’s New Works ‘Dem Bones’,” Yishu 2012, vol. 11, no. 2


KitnickVisiting Assistant Professor of Art History
Bard College-2013
Fisher Studio Arts 154

Ph.D., Princeton University, Department of Art & Archaeology, 2010 ; Critical Studies, Whitney Independent Study Program, 2007;  M.A., Princeton University, Department of Art & Archaeology, 2006; 
B.A., Wesleyan University, College of Letters (High Honors), 2003

Awards and Fellowships
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, 2011-12; Individual Grant, Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, 2011; Whiting Fellowship, Princeton University, 2010    

The Brutalism of Life and Art (forthcoming); John McHale, The Expendable Reader: Essays on Art, Architecture, Media, and Design, 1951-1979, edited and with an introduction by Alex Kitnick; afterword by Mark Wigley (GSAPP Books, 2011)Dan Graham: October Files, ed. Alex Kitnick (MIT Press, 2011); Articles in ArtforumArt JournalOctober, and Texte zur Kunst.

Associate Professor of Art History

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Bard College 2003-
Office: Fisher Annex 115
Phone: 845-758-7163


Harvard University
Ph.D.  Department of History of Art and Architecture  2002

Select Fellowships
Mellon Conservation Fellowship, Harvard University Art Museums (2002-2003)
|Center for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts, National Gallery, Washington -Clarice and Robert Smith Fellow (1999-2000)
Belgian American Educational Foundation Dissertation Research Fellowship (1997-1998)

Select Publications

Seventeenth-Century Flemish Garland Paintings: Still Life, Vision, and the Devotional Image (2012)

Inventing the Animal in Early Modern Europe  (book manuscript in progress)

“The Garland Pictures’ Reception in Seventeenth-Century Flanders and Italy,” Domestic and Institutional Interiors in Early Modern Europe, ed.
Sandra Cavallo and Silvia Evangelisti. (Aldershot, Hampshire, and Burlington VT: Ashgate Press, 2009)



Associate Professor of Art History
Chair, Art History Program
Office: Fisher Annex 111
Phone: 845-758-7157

B.A. Yale University; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Professor Rosenbaum specializes in American visual culture, covering European conquest through the 1940s. Her particular areas of interest include art and politics, public sculpture, landscape, mapping, issues of identity, and print media and advertising.  She has been a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of East Anglia in England and is currently chair of the American Studies Program at Bard. She is author of Visions of Belonging: New England Art and the Making of American Identity (Cornell University Press) and is co-editor with historian Sven Beckert of The American Bourgeoisie: Distinction and Identity in the Nineteenth Century (Palgrave-Macmillan Studies in Cultural and Intellectual History).




Visiting Professor of Writing and History of Photography

Luc Sante’s books include Low Life, Evidence, The Factory of Facts, Kill All Your Darlings, and Folk Photography. His awards include a Whiting Writer’s Award (1989), a Guggenheim Fellowship (1992), an award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (1997), a Grammy (for album notes; 1998), and an Infinity award for writing from the International Center of Photography (2010). He taught at Columbia and the New School prior to starting at Bard in 1999.






Assistant Professor of Film and Electronic Arts and Visiting Assistant Professor in Art History

Primary Academic Program: Film and Electronic Arts
Academic Program Affiliation(s): Art History, Asian Studies

B.A., Princeton University; M.A., M.Phil., joint Ph.D. (Film Studies and History of Art), Yale University. Film historian; has curated and organized retrospectives, series, traveling programs, and interdisciplinary conferences focusing on filmmakers, film movements, and particular moments from the silent era to the present at a number of venues including Anthology Film Archives, National Gallery of Art, Yale University, Yale University Art Gallery, Harvard Film Archive, Princeton University, and Bard College. Frequent contributor to The Moving Image and Senses of Cinema; articles published or forthcoming in Robert Bresson (Indiana University Press, 2012), Ashish Avikunthak (Aicon Gallery, 2012), The Cinema World of Pedro Costa (Jeonju International Film Festival, 2010), Robert Beavers: My Hand Outstretched from the Winged Distance to the Sacred Measure (Pacific Film Archive, 2009), Encyclopedia of the Documentary Film (Routledge, 2005), and the journals Studies in French Cinema, Positions: East Asia Cultures Critique, and L’Esprit Créateur. Has taught at Yale Summer Film Institute. Recipient, Whiting Fellowship (2009-2010); Stavros S. Niarchos Research Fellowship (2008); others. At Bard since 2010.


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Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History
Bard College 2013-
Office: Fisher Studio Arts 160
Phone: 845-758-7351
PhD, Princeton University School of Architecture, 2013; M.A. Architectural Association, 2004; M.A. Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design and Culture; B.A. New York University

Research Interests:
modern and contemporary architectural history and theory; history of architectural education; architecture and media; history of architectural exhibitions; architecture and design

Awards and Fellowships:
Carter Manny Award, Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts; Junior Fellowship, Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art; Charlotte Elizabeth Proctor Honorific Fellowship, Princeton University

Selected Publications:
International Institute of Design Dossier (London: Architectural Association, 2014); “From the ‘Well-Laid Table’ to the ‘Marketplace': The Architectural Association Unit System,” Journal of Architectural Education (2012); “The Static Age,” AA Files (2010); “Pedagogy’s Progress,” Grey Room (2009)



Professor of Art History
Bard College 1971-
Office: Fisher Annex 111
Tel: (845) 758-7247

B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1966.
M.A., New York University, Institute of Fine Arts, 1970.
Ph.D., New York University, Institute of Fine Arts, 1985.
Dissertation: Konrad Cramer: His Art and His Context.





Director, A Remnant in the Wilderness: New York Dutch Scripture History Painting of the Early Eighteenth Century,  Albany Institute of History and Art, The NewYork Historical Society, Vassar College Art Gallery, Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute,1980.
Curator, Konrad Cramer: A Retrospective, Edith C. Blum Institute, Bard College, 1981; University of Texas, Austin, 1982.
Curator, The Early Works of Konrad Cramer, Whitney Museum, New York, 1984.
Curator, Yasuo Kuniyoshi: Painter/Photographer, Bard College, The Norton Gallery of Art, Palm Beach, Florida, 1983.
Curator, Recent Acquisitions and Bequests to the Woodstock Artists Association, Woodstock Artists Association, 1985.
Curator, Seventy Years of Woodstock Prints, Woodstock Artists Association, 1995.
Director, Procter Art Center, Bard College, 1979 – 1995.  Four exhibitions of contemporary art per year.
Consulting Curator, After Church:  Artists in Mid-twentieth Century Columbia County,
New York
, Columbia County Historical Society, 1997.
Curator, Woodstock Portraits, Woodstock Artists Association, 1999.
Curator, The Founders of the Woodstock Artists Association, Woodstock Artists Association, 2000.
Co-curator (with Nancy Green), Byrdcliffe, An American Art Colony, organized by The Herbert F. Johnson Museum, Cornell University, shown at three Woodstock arts organizations, 2003, The Herbert F. Johnson Museum at Cornell, and The Milwaukee Art Museum, The Albany Institute of History and Art, 2004, The New York Historical Society and the Henry Dupont Winterthur Museum, 2005.
Co-curator (with Josephine Bloodgood) The Maverick Art Colony, Hervey White’s Colony of  the Arts, The Woodstock Artists Association and Museum, 2006.
Curator, Eva Watson-Schütze:  Photographer, Samuel Dorsky Museum SUNY, New Paltz, February/March 2009,
Curator, Eva Watson-Schütze and Her Circle, Woodstock Artists Association Museum, March/April 2009.


“Patrick Henry Bruce,” Marsyas, Studies in the History of Art, vol. xv (1970-71), pp. 73-85.
“The Concentration Camp Drawings of Ernst Freudenberg,” The Journal of the Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Summer 1976.
“Interview with Victor Burgin,” Discussion, Ed., Annina Nosei Weber, Out of London Press,1980.
Konrad Cramer: A Retrospective
, The Bard College Center, Edith C. Blum Institute, 1981.
Writer and narrator, Art/New York, a bi-monthly videotape magazine of contemporary art; shown at the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Hirshhorn Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Kitchen, New York., 1982-83.
Woodstock’s Artistic Heritage
, a catalogue of the permanent collection of the Woodstock Artists Association, Overlook Press, 1987, principal author.
“Kuniyoshi as Photographer” in Yasuo Kuniyoshi (retrospective exhibition catalogue), The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan, 1989.
“Kuniyoshi’s Late Drawings,” Drawing, The International Magazine of the Drawing Society (January 1992).
Yasuo Kuniyoshi’s Women
, Pomegranate Press, 1993.
“The Circle of Confusion and The Third Eye,” in Keys to Unlock the Heart:  A Manuel
Komroff Retrospective
, 1994.
“Kuniyoshi in the Early 1920s,” in The Shores of a Dream:  Yasuo Kuniyoshi’s Early
Work in America,
Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas, 1996.
“The Genesis of the MacDowell Colony,” in Community of Creativity: A Century of MacDowell Colony Artists, The Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire, 1996.
Essays on George Luks, Louis Bouché, and John Carroll in After Church: Artists in Mid-twentieth Century Columbia County, New York, Columbia County Historical Society, 1997.
Essays on paintings by Winold Reiss and Arnold Blanch in, Albany Institute of History And Art: 200 Years of Collecting, Hudson Hills Press, 1998.  Selected as an outstanding academic book of 1999 by Choice Magazine.
“Introduction,” Woodstock Portraits, The Woodstock Artists Association, 1999.
“The Founders of the Woodstock Artists Association; The Lion and the Lamb Living Happily Side by Side,” The Founders of the Woodstock Artists Association, Woodstock Artists Association, 2000.
“’Beautiful Color Does Not Come In Tubes:’ The Paintings of Bolton Brown” in Bolton Coit Brown, A Retrospective, The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY, New Paltz, 2003.
“The History of Byrdcliffe” and “The Fine Arts at Byrdcliffe” in Byrdcliffe, An American Art Colony, organized by the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Cornell University, 2004,   awarded the Henry Allen Moe prize from the New York State Historical Association for catalogs of distinction in the arts.
From Sweden to Woodstock: The Art and Career of Carl Eric Lindin
, retrospective exhibition and catalog for Woodstock Artists Association, 2005.
Essays about drawings by George Ault, George Bellows, and Yasuo Kuniyoshi in Lines of Discovery:  225 Years of American Drawings, The Columbus Museum, Columbus, Georgia, 2006.
“Hervey White’s Maverick Colony and Its Artists,” in “Hervey White’s Colony of the Arts,” The Woodstock Artists Association Museum, 2006.
“A Tale of Two Colonies:  Charles Rosen’s Woodstock Years,” in Form Radiating Life: The Paintings of Charles Rosen, James A. Michener Art Museum and University of Pennsylvania Press, 2006.
“The Tip of the Iceberg:  Early Asian-American Artists in New York,” in Asian American Art:  A History, 1850-1970, Stanford University Press, 2008.
Eva Watson-Schütze:  Photographer
, Samuel Dorsky Museum, SUNY, New Paltz, 2009.

Research Fellowship, J. Paul Getty Museum, Department of Photography, Summer 1989
Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1992-93
Japanese-American Cultural Council Fellowship for research in Japan, January 1994
Scholar-in-Residence Fellowship, Winterthur Museum and Library, Summer 1999, 2000, 2001
Freeman Fund grants for research in Japan, March 2004, August 2005.



Distinguished Writer in Residence

Bard 2012-

Writer, art historian, street photographer

Born in the US (1975) to Nigerian parents, raised in Nigeria. Lives in Brooklyn. Author of two books, a novella, Every Day is for the Thief, and a novel, Open City, which won the PEN/Hemingway Award, the New York City Book Award for Fiction, and the Rosenthal Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and was shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, and the Ondaatje Prize of the Royal Society of Literature.

Contributor to the New York Times, Qarrtsiluni, Chimurenga, the New Yorker, Transition, Tin House, A Public Space, the Atlantic, Granta, etc. Currently at work on a book-length non-fiction narrative of Lagos, and on a Twitter project called small fates. Avid street photographer.