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College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Art History

Department of
Art History

A cutting from the lower border of a manuscript (Johann Plaecsaert, artist)

Michelle Facos

Michelle Facos Professor, Department of Art History
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Adjunct Professor, Jewish Studies
Adjunct Professor, Russian and East European Studies
Adjunct Professor, Scandinavian Studies

www.19thcenturyart-facos.com

mfacosatindiana.edu
twitter: @michellefacos

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Office Hours: Mondays 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. or by appointment

Education

Ph.D., Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, 1989
M.A., Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, 1983
B.A., Kirkland (Hamilton) College, 1976

Research Interests

  • Nineteenth-century European painting and sculpture, particularly that of Scandinavia. Romanticism, Symbolism and issues of identity.
  • The contribution of Jews to Swedish national identity in the years around 1900.
  • Artistic innovation at the Danish art academy in the late eighteeneth century

Books

An Introduction to Nineteenth Century Art
  • Symbolist Roots of Modern Art, co-edited with Thor Mednick (Ashgate, 2015)
  • An Introduction to Nineteenth Century Art
    (Routledge, 2011)
  • Symbolist Art in Context (California, 2009)
  • Art, Culture and National identity in Fin-de-Siecle Europe, co-edited with Sharon Hirsh (Cambridge, 2003)
  • Nationalism and the Nordic Imagination: Swedish Painting in the 1890s (California, 1998)

Honors and Awards

  • American-Philosophical Society
  • American-Scandinavian Foundation
  • Fulbright Commission
  • Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
  • Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald

Courses taught

  • Art and Architecture: Renaissance to Modern Art: (A102)
  • 19th Century European Art (A340)
  • Topics in Modern Art: Women Artists (A340/A540)
  • Topics in Modern Art: Modern Sculpture (A340/A540)
  • 19th Century Art 1: Art in the Age of Revolution Europe 1750-1848 (A440)
  • 19th Century Art ll: from the Revolutions of 1848 to the Universal Exhibition of 1900 (A441)
  • Topics in Art History: Women Artists: from Hildegard of Bingen to Kiki Smith (A490)
  • The Worlds of Art History: Academic, Museum, Commercial (A490)
  • Problems in Late 19th and 20th Century European Art: Art and Cultural Identity (A645)
  • Problems in Late 19th and 20th Century European Art: Landscape from Claude to Christo (A645)
  • Problems in Late 19th and 20th Century European Art: Primitivism (A645)
  • Problems in Late 19th and Early 20th Century European Art: So much for Art. What of Thought? (A645)
  • Problems in Late 19th and Early 20th Century European Art: Symbolism (A645)

Department of Art History
1201 East 7th Street, Office 132
Bloomington, IN 47405
Phone: 812-855-9556