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Department of Art History

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Art History

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

Michelle Facos

Michelle Facos Professor, Department of Art History
Adjunct Professor, Jewish Studies

www.19thcenturyart-facos.com

mfacosatindiana.edu

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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
  • 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