Michelle Facos

Michelle Facos

Professor, Art History

Adjunct Professor, Jewish Studies

Adjunct Professor, Russian and East European Institute

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 eighteenth century

Selected publications

A Companion to Nineteenth-Century Art: From Revolution to World War, editor (Boston, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2018).

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).

 

Awards & Honors

  • American Council of Learned Societies
  • 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)