Senior Lecturer, Department of Art History
Office hours: Mondays 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. and Tuesdays 4:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.
PhD, New York University, 1999
MA, New York University, 1992
AB, Harvard University, 1988
- Eighteenth- and nineteenth-century art, critical theory and the philosophy of art, and the history of comics
- Abstract Comics: The Anthology, Fantagraphics Books, 2009
- Fragonard's Allegories of Love, J. Paul Getty Museum, 2007
Selected curatorial work:
- co-curator, Consuming Passion: Fragonards's Allegories of Love, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, and Clark Art Museum, Williamstown, MA , 2007-2008
- co-curator Silent Pictures, James Art Gallery, CUNY Graduate Center, New York City, 2009
His publications include "Fragonard's Allegories of Art" (J. Paul Getty Museum, 2007), a book that grew out of his doctoral dissertation, and that accompanied the exhibition "Consuming Passion: Fragonard's Allegories of Love" (at the Getty and the Clark Museum of Art, in Williamstown, Mass), which he co-curated; and "Abstract Comics: "The Anthology" (Fantagraphics Books, 2009). He is currently writing a book on the early years of the "Spider-Man" comic book, under contract with Rutgers University Press. His longer-term projects involve studies of the capriccio tradition in art, and of theories of viewer reception. He teaches courses on all these subjects, on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century art, and on the history of the nude.