Turning Point:
Case Western Reserve University
Department of Art History
Graduate Student Newsletter

Issue 1 - Spring 2001

Philip Johnson, Turning Point, 1996

Faculty News| Graduate Students| Alumni News

About the Department

The Department of Art History and Art offers opportunities to study art history, to participate in a broad range of studio offerings, to pursue state teacher certification in art education, and to engage in pre-professional museum training. The Bachelor of Arts degree is granted in art history and in pre-architecture, and the Bachelor of Science degree in art education. In addition, the department offers graduate programs leading to the degrees of Master of Arts in art history, in art history and museum studies, and in art education; and the Doctor of Philosophy in art history, and in art history and museum studies. All art programs are considerably enhanced by close cooperation with and access to the facilities of cultural institutions located in University Circle, in particular The Cleveland Museum of Art and The Cleveland Institute of Art. Further information about the Art Education/Art Studio programs is available online.

The CMA/CWRU Joint Program has been in existence since 1967. The Museum's curators serve as adjunct faculty, and graduate research projects under their direction often result in exhibitions and publications. The Museum Studies course and internships provide experience in curatorial practices, connoisseurship, conservation, design, and museum education, and the program has a history of producing leaders in the museum field. Graduate students are exposed to both traditional and newer theoretically based art historical approaches in classes taught by faculty renowned for their expertise in a diversity of fields.

Chester Beach, Fountain of the Waters, 1927
and the facade of the Clevleand Museum of Art

Faculty News
Summaries by Siobhan Conaty, Spring 2001

Henry Adams's recent exhibition "Viktor Schreckengost and 20th Century Design" was an overwhelming success for the Cleveland Museum of Art. The exhibit, which honored one of the country's leading Industrial Design figures, was a breakthrough for the CMA in terms of new media incorporated in the design of the exhibit: including multi-media projectors, music in the galleries, interactive website and film made for Public Television. There was double the projected attendance and two printings of the catalog sold out. Dr. Adams continues the project on a national level, traveling with Viktor to Virginia Beach to give a lecture to the American Association of Architects in April, 2001, and publishing an article on the topic in the journal Modernism. Dr. Adams will be busy this summer while he serves on the Re-accreditation Committee for The Fine Arts Museum in San Francisco, continues to work on two books, one on Thomas Eakins and the other a Survey of American Art for McGraw Hill. He will also be busy keeping up with Tommy Adams -- who, as the child of two art historians has more art exposure than most adults -- turns two in September.

Ellen Landau has had a busy year on the international lecture circuit with papers delivered in Mexico, England, Israel, and Thailand. She will be returning to Israel in the summer of 2001 to give a paper at the World Congress of Jewish Studies and to spend some time with her daughter who is currently living near Tel Aviv. Dr. Landau also chaired the session "Art(iculating) Jazz: High and Low," at the American Culture Association Annual Meeting in April of 2000. After three years of Department Chair and Graduate Director duties, Professor Landau will be taking a research leave in the Fall of 2001 to prepare Reading Abstract Expressionism: Context and Critique, a combination anthology/historiographic study for Yale University Press. Named a Smithsonian Institution Short-Term Senior Fellow, Landau will conduct research this fall at the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM). Look for her forthcoming articles on Jackson Pollock's Re-reading of Mexican Muralism and the portraits and self-portraits of Rivera and Kahlo in Crónicas. Out in the realm of popular culture, Dr. Landau was interviewed by Ed Harris for his Oscar nominated film Pollock, and advised his staff on the reproductions of Lee Krasner paintings used in the movie. Additionally, USA Today interviewed Professor Landau for an article discussing the historical representation and reality factor of the film.

After writing the second Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum for the Cleveland Museum of Art in 2000, Jenifer Neils follows up with her book, The Parthenon Frieze, which is the highlighted book for Cambridge University Press's Fall 2001 catalogue. It includes a CD ROM enabling the viewer to scroll through the expanse of the Parthenon Frieze. Dr. Neils has also received an NEH Museum Exhibition Planning Grant to curate Images of Childhood in Ancient Greece which opens at Dartmouth College's Hood Museum of Art in 2003 and travels to the Montreal Museum of Art, Cincinnati Art Museum and the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. In connection with the exhibition, Dr. Neils is a consultant and video lecturer for the educational film, Greek Childhood, to be made by the Institute for Mediterranean Studies. While on sabbatical, Dr. Neils will serve as the Margo Taft Tytus Fellow at the University of Cincinnati in the spring of 2002. In addition to work in her field, Dr. Neils serves on the nominating committee and the Alfred H. Barr Jr. Award Committee for museum scholarship of the College Art Association.

Edward Olszewski spent part of the Fall 2000 semester at the Kunsthistoriches in Florence and the American Academy in Rome conducting research on his monograph study of Parmagianino's Madonna of the Long Neck. (While at the Kunsthistoriches he ran into his former student, Jeanine O'Grody, Ph.D. '99, who was leading a tour of collectors from the Birmingham Museum of Art and the guest of honor at the new Institute for the Modelli Michelangelo). In Florence, Dr. Olszewski read a paper at the Renaissance Society's annual conference. Look for his forthcoming article in Sourcenotes, on the reinterpretation of a Michelangelo drawing. Dr. Olszewski has also been a crusader for the fate of outdoor sculpture in Cleveland. After his crucial involvement in the placement of Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen's Free Stamp in Willard Park [see related article in an upcoming newsletter]. Dr. Olszewski is also a part of the development and planning of a new outdoor sculpture park in Cleveland which will focus on contemporary sculpture.

In the spring of 2001, Catherine Scallen was awarded tenure and promoted to the position of Associate Professor. Dr. Scallen is also the Associate Director of the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities at Case Western University where she plans both individual interdisciplinary events and an ongoing Faculty Work in Progress Colloquium. Look for Dr. Scallen's forthcoming book, Rembrandt, Reputation, and the Practice of Connoisseurship, from Amsterdam University Press.

In the past year Dr. Scallen has read a paper at the interdisciplinary conference, American Association of Netherlandic Studies in Berkeley and chaired a session on Rembrandt at the 16th Century Studies conference in Cleveland. She has reviewed books on Northern Baroque Art for the Sixteenth Century Journal, Art on Paper, and CAA Online Reviews. She has also prepared an Audio Guide for the Art Gallery of Ontario's Flemish Paintings from the Hermitage, which opens in May of 2001. In addition, Dr. Scallen was awarded a Glennan Fellowship for the 2000-2001 academic year (one of five awarded by the University Center for Innovation in Technology and Education). Her project incorporated newer technologies into teaching the art history survey courses and worked towards developing class projects that would give a more hands-on experience for the students. Dr. Scallen will be acting chair of the Department of Art History and Art in the Fall of 2001.

Prof. Neils and Prof. Clarke, Buchanan Lecture Reception, 2001

New Faculty

The department will welcome two visiting professors, beginning in Fall 2001. In spring 2002 the program will offer a special Pre-Columbian course taught by Cleveland Museum of Art curator, Dr. Sue Bergh.

Champney Family Visiting Professor, Joint position with the Cleveland Institute of Art, 2001-02 Prof. David Carrier (Ph.D., Columbia University) will be on loan to us and the Cleveland Institute of Art from Carnegie Mellon University where he has been in the Philosophy dept. since 1973. Working in the mode of his mentor, Arthur Danto, he is a highly respected art critic/historian. Carrier's over 100 articles and numerous books range over topics in art history, museum studies, and artwriting from the 17th century to the present. Professor Carrier will be inviting speakers (artists and critics) to speak to students and faculty at both institutions whose expertise will further broaden our curricula and help bring the two institutions into closer contact. He will teach methodology to incoming students in the fall and a seminar on contemporary art issues for both CIA and CWRU grads in the spring.

Visiting Associate Professor of 18th-19th Century European Art, 2001-02, 2002-03 Prof. John Ciofalo (Ph.D, University of Iowa) is known primarily for his scholarship on the painters David and Goya. His recent book, The Self-Portraits of Francisco Goya, is a featured selection of the Cambridge University Press's 2000 spring list. Most recently an Obermann Fellow at the University of Iowa, Prof. Ciofalo has taught there, at the State University of New York at Albany, and at Indiana University. He is currently working on a book entitled From Bacon to Buchenwald: The Dark Dance of Modern Art and Actual Horror. In the fall, Prof. Ciofalo will offer a course on Neoclassicism to Realism as well as a topics course that deals with images of death in the 19th century (both open to undergrads and grads). In the spring of 2002 he will teach ARTH 102 and another 19th century course to be determined. His visiting appointment is for two years and he will actively supervise doctoral projects during that period.

Adjunct Faculty

Michael Bennett, Ph.D. Harvard University

Associate Curator, Greek and Roman Art

Adjunct Associate Professor, Greek and Roman Art

Michael Cunningham, Ph.D. University of Chicago

Curator of Japanese and Korean Art

Adjunct Professor, Japanese Art

Stephen N. Fliegel, M.A. University of Sheffield

Assistant Curator, Medieval Art

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Early Western Art

William Robinson, Ph.D. Case Western Reserve University

Associate Curator

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Modern Art

Marjorie Williams, M.A. University of Michigan

Director of Education and Public Programs

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Asian Art

The Graduate Students in the Department of Art History:
Interviews and Summaries by Bradley Bailey, Spring 2001

Cleveland Symposium Reception, 2001

Ph.D. Students | Master of Arts Students


Texas Christian grad Michael Morford is still getting used to the weather here in C-Town-maybe next year he'll buy himself a parka with his fellowship money. In a more familiar environment, namely the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, Michael had been a Guest Lecturer, where he spoke about William Sidney Mount and American genre painting. Michael's heart, however, is in the Italian Renaissance, and he has written about the influence of dreams on Pontormo and the importance of fashion in a portrait by Andrea del Sarto in the collection of the Cleveland Museum.

For the past year, Jennifer Finkel has been working on a catalogue of paintings from the Kress Collection in the Birmingham Museum of Art with Assistant Curator and former CWRU Ph.D. student, Jeannine O'Grody. The catalogue will be published this year. Last year, Jen was also Adjunct Lecturer at Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio.

When Evelyn Kiefer isn't busy growing dahlias and studying belly dancing (not simultaneously, of course), she's writing a paper about the Ohio maritime painter Kinley Shogren for the Cleveland Arts Symposium in October 2001. If memory serves, Evelyn used to work at the Steamship William G. Mather Museum in downtown Cleveland, which prides itself on being "Northeastern Ohio's only floating maritime museum." If only CWRU had such credentials.

In the past year or so, Mary McGill has been putting time in at several of Cleveland's major institutions for the visual arts. At the Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Mary worked as a gallery assistant for the Pop Impact! exhibition and assisted with the weekend family education program, which, incidentally, was organized by the CCCA's former Director of Education and CWRU doctoral student, Ginger Spivey. Mary has also recently become a member of the faculty at the Cleveland Institute of Art, where next year she will be teaching survey courses in 19th- and 20th-century art. During all of this, she has been working on her dissertation on Lucy Lippard, about whom she presented a paper at least year's Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC) in Louisville, Kentucky.

Susan Martis continues to enlighten us about the extensive interrelationship between dance and 19th-century European art, and, in April of 2001, presented her paper on the dancer Loie Fuller at the Midwest Art History Society conference in Minneapolis. One month earlier, Susan visited our neighbor to the north to present her paper about marginalization in Gauguin's painting L'Appel (also found in the Cleveland Museum) at a graduate symposium at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. To bring home the bacon, Susan teaches the Survey of World Art at nearby John Carroll University.

Amy Gilman continues as the Emily Hall Tremaine Curatorial Fellow at the Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, where she is currently working on several upcoming exhibitions including: co-curator of Intimate Majesty: Metalworks by Heather White, co-curator of a ten year survey of work by regional artist Don Harvey, and assistant curator on Threads of Vision: Contemporary Women Return the Gaze, an exhibition of five international artists exploring the feminine in the contemporary world. Her essay, "Visual Metonomies," which explores the multifaceted metal-based work of Heather White, will be published in the brochure for the exhibition opening in June 2001. And if that's not enough for you, Amy was also recently hired to write several entries for the upcoming Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century Photography, published by Fitzroy Dearborn.

Patricia Richmond, who resides in Wilmington, Delaware with her husband, an assistant professor of Psychology at the University of Delaware, and 18-month-old daughter, continues to work on her dissertation on gender issues in modernism through an examination of the relationship between modern dancers and painters. With a mother so clearly imbued with the great spirit of the humanities, the department is taking bets as to whether her daughter will be a stockbroker or a lawyer (stockbroker currently pays 3 to 1).

Having recently been kicked off of the Shaker Heights High School Quiz Bowl team for, at the age of 26, apparently being, according to Principal Michael D. Griffith, "no longer eligible for secondary school academic competition," Bradley Bailey now has plenty of time to devote to departmental projects. When asked why he felt the need to engage students almost a decade his junior in intellectual combat, he replied only "to impress Jodie Foster." Bradley splits time between school and instructing local high school students at the Cleveland Museum in the finer points of the history of art, though many of his peers are of the opinion that Bradley should be taking the class rather than teaching it.

Last year, Italian Renaissance scholar Todd Herman was the Head Researcher for the upcoming catalogue of European drawings in the Cleveland Museum. Todd was also awarded a travel stipend by Muriel Butkin, a major collector of French drawings. This summer, the Talented Mr. Herman will be rendezvousing with newsletter Führer Siobhan Conaty in Venice, while many of us will be toiling away at odd jobs and lamenting the recent closing of the Rite-Aid.

Erin Webster currently lives in Toronto, Canada, where she continues to work on her dissertation about Marcus Gheeraerts the Elder. In 1999, Erin received a six-month grant from the Canadian Government to conduct research in England, Belgium, and the Netherlands for an exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario, where she is currently employed as a Research Assistant in the Department of European Paintings and Sculpture. In June of last year, Erin gave a paper on Gheeraerts at the Interdisciplinary Conference of Netherlandic Studies, held in Berkeley, California.

In addition to being responsible for CWRU's fine Art History Department website, Juilee Decker has also designed the newsletter that you are reading at this very moment. She has read a number of papers over the past two years, including her study of John Constable's views of Brighton at the Association of Art Historians (Great Britain) Annual Meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland last April, and her analysis of Aubrey Beardsley's drawings for "The Rape of the Lock" at the 1999 Southeastern College Arts Conference held in Norfolk, Virginia. Juilee has also worked for some time as the Conservation Program Coordinator at the Sculpture Center in Cleveland, and her efforts were rewarded in 1999 when she was named "Best Unheralded Arts Activist" by Scene magazine. Rumor has it that Juilee sleeps only one hour a night and is also secretly attending medical school in her "spare time."

Most recently, Dena Woodall presented her research concerning Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel ceiling at the Midwest Art History Society Conference in Minneapolis. Dena also wrote two entries in the catalogue for the exhibition Master Drawings from the Cleveland Museum of Art, which took place last year. In addition to her work at the Cleveland Museum, Dena is also a Research Assistant in the Department of European Art at the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City, for which she is currently working on a catalogue for the museum's collection of German and Netherlandish paintings from 1400-1600, as well as researching for an exhibition titled Sacred Subjects in Late Sixteenth-Century Italian Art, to be held in 2003.Dena is also a member of a mysterious cult known as the Vision Committee here at CWRU. For the past year, Dena has been crusading for a stop sign to be placed at the intersection of East Blvd. And Bellflower Rd, which will hopefully put a "dent" in CWRU's impossibly high rate of vehicular manslaughter on campus.

Amy Reed Frederick's move to Ann Arbor, Michigan last May left us all feeling a little hollow inside, until we found out that she was going to be in town two or three days a week to be a Teaching Assistant, and now we see more of her than when she actually lived here in Cleveland. Last June, she presented a paper about Rembrandt at the Interdisciplinary Conference for Netherlandic Studies in Berkeley, California. In May 2000, Amy received a Pancoast Fellowship to participate in a summer school program at the European University of St. Petersburg and the Hermitage Museum called "the Romanovs as collectors of Netherlandish art." This summer Amy wants to learn Dutch, and, knowing Amy, she'll be fluent by August.

Before coming to CWRU, Kim Hyde interned at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Gardens in San Marino, California, where she spent a summer cataloguing their collection of the work of the American regionalist painter Alexander Z. Kruse. For the past two years, Kim has been awarded Phi Beta Kappa Grants for Student Research for her study of Marsden Hartley's German uniform paintings, which she presented last year at the Southeastern College Arts Conference in Louisville, Kentucky. In April of last year, Kim presented a paper about a stained-glass window attributed to Tiffany in a Cleveland temple at the Ninth Annual Symposium in the Decorative Arts, held by the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York City.This past April, she read her paper about Michelangelo's use of color in the Sistine ceiling at the Midwest Art History Society Conference in Minneapolis. Kim also assisted Dr. Adams by editing his manuscript for the catalogue of the recent retrospective of the work of Victor Schreckengost, held at the Cleveland Museum last winter.

James Walter Ellis presented two papers on Ben Shahn this semester, one at the Midwest Art History Society Conference in Minneapolis and the other at the New Scholars/New Ideas Conference at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. This summer and next fall, James will be teaching at Cleveland State University, as well as preparing a paper for the Cleveland Artists Foundation Symposium next October.James is also the Robert D. Bergman Fellow and a Research Assistant to Dr. Adams, and last summer he interned at the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve.

In addition to being the genius behind this here newsletter, Siobhan Conaty has been racking up the awards left and right, including the Ruth Barber Moon Award for Academics & Leadership, a Mellon Dissertation Fellowship, a J. Paul Getty Library Research Grant, and a Gladys Krieble Delmas Grant for Research in Venice. Her publications include The Fine Arts Garden Area Sculptures, published last year by the Sculpture Center, and entries on Olga Koklova, Lola Ruiz Picasso, and Jaime Sabartes for the Dictionary of Artists' Models, published this year by Fitzroy Dearborn. Siobhan's recent conference papers include her study of Benedetta Cappa Marinetti at the Barnard Feminist Art History Conference in New York City last year, and her analysis of gender, culture and power in Futurism, which she read at the International Conference on Gender and Equity Issues, held at Srinakharinwirot University in Bangkok, Thailand, this past January, for which she received a Mather Alumnae grant.Siobhan is also a member of the Society for Critical Exchange here at CWRU, and served as Co-Coordinator of the Graduate Theory Group from 1999-2000. Last year, she was the Coordinator for the Cleveland Symposium, a joint effort of CWRU and the Cleveland Museum.

Pat Coleman and Lindsay Ash, Buchanan Lecture Reception, 2001


With varied interests including religion and philosophy, Kent State grad H. Scott Westover brings to the table the firm belief that nothing is to be taken for granted. His current projects include the exploration of various representations of the God-image in Christian ivories, and studies of Gerald Murphy's contribution to the birth of an authentic American aesthetic and the modernism of American Expatriates in Paris during the 1920s. Scott is currently a Teaching Assistant for the second segment of Dr. Adams' survey of American art and culture.

Native New Yorker Samantha Hoover has had a great deal of success with her analysis of Walter Benjamin's concept of aura as it applies to postmodern photography, presenting her study at both the Cleveland Symposium last year and this year at the Midwest Art History Society conference. Samantha has also served as the Teaching Assistant for Dr. Neil's introductory survey class and for Dr. Scallen's survey of the history of photography. Last summer, she was the Graduate Intern in the Editorial Department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Frank G. Spicer III was the recipient of a Mellon Grant for the 2000-2001 school year. His current research involves the work of George Baselitz, a project that developed from a paper he did for the Methodology class, which he is now preparing to submit for publication. Frank interned at the Canton Art Museum, where he assisted with the display of a traveling exhibition of the art of Norman Rockwell, and, if all goes as planned, he will be interning at the Akron Art Museum this summer.Frank will bring this experience to the Cleveland Museum next fall, where he will undertake an internship in the Paintings Department.

The past five years in the life of Floridian Jennifer Smith reads like Forrest Gump. After a year in Tianjin, China studying Chinese and tutoring English, Jen volunteered for a year at the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, Florida researching objects in storage, which she followed with a summer in Munich learning German. She is slated to intern in the Textiles Department at the Cleveland Museum, in addition to an internship at the New Orleans Museum of Art this summer, where she will assist in the preparation of a catalogue of Chinese pottery for an exhibition opening next fall. Jen's future is clearly so bright that she's got to wear shades-now if only we could teach her to parallel park in Little Italy.

With her sights firmly set on the Directorship, Amy Schneider has to be content for the time being with the duties of the Assistant Supervisor of Ticketing at the Cleveland Museum. Despite the tenacity suggested by this Oberlin grad's ambition for absolute rule at the museum, Amy is actually a rather easygoing gal. We'll see if that's the case next year when she prepares for the dreaded Master's exam.

For four years, Michael R. Weil was the Manager of Corporate Relations at the Cleveland Museum, during which he, in his own words, "developed dynamic partnerships with the business community to increase their support of and participation in the life of the museum."Through fundraising for major exhibitions and securing annual support through corporate membership, Michael not only built strong and lasting relationships with hundreds of companies in northeast Ohio, he built a new constituency of friends for the museum's future.In fact, after a brief respite away from the museum, Michael found he missed it so much that he decided not only to return, but to enroll in the Master's program, to which he brings a keen eye and intuitive understanding. During his time away from the museum, Michael was the Director of Development at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame here in downtown Cleveland.

Shannon Price is a recent graduate of Juniata College in Pennsylvania, where she spent a semester as the Student Curator of the Juniata College Museum of Art in the spring of 1999. During the same semester, Shannon presented a paper about Jacques-Louis David's impact on the French Revolution at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research. Prior to coming to CWRU, she interned for a year at the Huntingdon County Historical Society in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. This summer, Shannon will be working on the new catalogue of American paintings in the Cleveland Museum with Dr. Adams, as well as helping him complete his forthcoming book on Thomas Eakins.

Tiffany Washington comes to Rock City from Miami University of Ohio, where she was the president of the Art History Association. She also designed and installed an exhibit in the Miami University Anthropology Museum on communication in religious art.Tiffany has published several articles in the journals Effusions and Almanac, and served as co-editor of the latter from 1999-2000. From 1999-2001, Tiffany served as the Miss Union and League of Romanian Societies of America, for which she traveled to Romania, wrote articles on the condition of Romanian art and ethnographic objects, volunteered in the Romanian communities of Ohio, and was honored by Ohio Governor Bob Taft and the American Ambassador to Romania and the Romanian Ambassador to the United States for her contributions to the organization.She hopes to pursue a Ph.D. in Early Christian and Byzantine art, with an emphasis on the art of Romania.

In addition to preparing for the Masters exam, Patrick Coleman works part time as the curatorial assistant in the Cultural Anthropology Department at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Last year, Pat and I did our time as Teaching Assistants for a new, grant-sponsored class at CWRU called "Works of Art, Images and Artifacts," which gave students an opportunity to experience the many institutions of University Circle.

Alumni Where Are They Now?
Summaries by Siobhan Conaty, Spring 2001

Boy Scout and Yoko Ono...or is it Bradley and Karina? Halloween, 1999

In Academia

Thomas E. Donaldson (Ph.D., 73) Professor of Art History, Cleveland State University, OH

Norman E. Magden (Ph.D., 74) Professor of Art History, University of Illinois, DeKalb, IL

Arthur Jones (MA, 70, Ph.D., 74) Professor of Art History, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Paul Grootkerk (Ph.D., 75) Professor of Art History, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Diane Graybowski Scillia (Ph.D., 75) Associate Professor, School of Art, Kent State University, OH

Kim Hartswick (MA, 76, Ph.D., Bryn Mawr) Associate Professor, George Washington University, Washington DC

Scott A. Sullivan (Ph.D., 78) Professor and Dean of Fine Arts, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX

Carol Canda Clark (Ph.D., 81) Professor of Fine Arts, Amherst College, MA

Roslynne V. Wilson (Ph.D., 88) Professor of Art History, Cleveland Institute of Art, OH

Geraldine Wojno Kiefer (Ph.D., 90),Assistant Professor of Art History, Kent State University, OH

Mark Deka (Ph.D., 92) Professor of Art History, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, PA

Laura Gelfand (Ph.D., 94) Assistant Professor of Art History, University of Akron, OH

Anne Swartz (Ph.D., 96) Dean of the School of Fine Arts, Savannah College of Art and Design, GA

James Janson (Ph.D., 97) Chair, Dept. of Art History, Savannah College of Art and Design, GA

Daniel Sachs (Ph.D., 97) Professor of Art History, Kenesaw State University, GA

Sara Meng (Ph.D., 00) Assistant Professor, Harrisburg Community Area College, PA

In the Museum Field: MA's

Nancy Mowll Matthews (MA, 72, Ph.D., IFA, NYU) Eugénie Prendergast Curator, Williams College Museum of Art, MA

Mary Ann Goley (MA 73) Director, Fine Arts Program, Federal Reserve Board, Washington DC

Helen A. Harrison (MA 75): Director of The Pollock Krasner House & Study Center, Faculty, SUNY Stony Brook, NY

Thomas Hinson (MA 76) Curator of Photography, The Cleveland Museum of Art, OH

Arielle Kozloff (MA 79) Vice President and Managing Director of Ancient Art, Merrin Gallery, NY

Janet Farber (MA, 84) Associate Curator, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NB

Mary Lee Corlett (MA, 86) Research Associate in Modern Prints and Drawings, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC.

Mark Cole (MA, 88, Ph.D., UDel) Assistant Curator of American Art, Columbus Art Museum, OH

Andrea Leonard (MA, 89) Head, Visitor Services, The J. P. Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Stephen Wicks (MA, 90) Chief Curator of Collections and Exhibitions at the Knoxville Museum of Art , TN

Kathryn Zettl Watt (MA, 92, Ph.D., UDel) Associate Curator of Exhibitions, Akron Art Museum, OH

Carrie Haslett (MA, 93) Joan Whitney Payson Curator of Modern Art, Portland Museum of Art, OR

James Martin (MA, 93) Assistant Curator, Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City, KS

Julie Fehrenbach (MA, 94) Associate Director, SPACES, Cleveland, OH

Janette Cousins Ewan (MA, 96): Curatorial Dept., Art Gallery of Ontario, Collections Manager at the University of Toronto Art Centre.

Michelle Burkhead (MA, 96) Assistant Curator of Education, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, MI

Marlene Kiss (MA, 98) Assistant Registrar, Cleveland Museum of Art, OH

Kathleen McKeever (MA, 98) Research Assistant, Painting Dept, Cleveland Museum of Art, OH

Brien Schiappa (MA, 98) Assistant Director, Robert Brown Gallery, Washington DC

Debby Freund (MA, 99) Assistant Registrar at J. Paul Getty Institute, Los Angeles, CA

Shannon Masterson (MA, 99) Education Dept., Cleveland Museum of Art, OH

Sara Hallberg (MA, 99) Curator of Education, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, OH

Jeannette Saunders (MA, 99) Assistant Registrar, Cleveland Museum of Art, OH

Marisa Pascucci (MA, 99) Associate Curator, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, AL

Julia Vienhage (MA, 00) Assistant Curator, Cincinnati Art Museum, OH

In the Museum Field: PhD's

Sara Jane Pearman (Ph.D., 74) Director of Slide Library, Cleveland Museum of Art, OH

William J. Chiego, Jr. (Ph.D., 74) Director, McNay Museum, San Antonio, TX

Henry J. A. Kleinheinz (Ph.D., 77) Head of Oriental Department, Gumps, San Francisco, CA

Carolyn Kinder Carr (Ph.D., 78) Associate Director, National Portrait Gallery, Washington DC

Jane Glaubinger (MA, 73, Ph.D., 80) Curator of Prints, Cleveland Museum of Art, OH

Karen Smith (Ph.D., 84) Assistant Keeper of Prints, Boston Public Library, MA

William H. Robinson (MA, 81, Ph.D., 88) Associate Curator of Painting, Cleveland Museum of Art, OH

Holly Rarick Witchey (MA, 86, Ph.D., 90) Manager, New Media Initiatives, Cleveland Museum of Art, OH

James Ulak (Ph.D., 94) Curator of Japanese Art, Freer Gallery of Art, Washington DC

Stanton Thomas (Ph.D., 98) Curatorial Assistant, Painting Department, Cleveland Museum of Art, OH

Jeanine O'Grody (Ph.D., 99) Assistant Curator of Painting, Sculpture & Graphic Arts, Birmingham Museum of Art, AL

Jeff Grove (Ph.D., 99) Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, Cleveland Museum of Art, OH

Patrick Shaw Cable (Ph.D., 00) Kress Curatorial Fellow (through Summer 2001), Paintings & Drawings, Cleveland Museum of Art, OH

MA's who stayed for Ph.D. at CWRU

Nancy-Clay Marsteller (MA, 90)

Lloyd Ellis, Jr. (MA, 90)

Sabine Kretszchmar (MA)

Mary McGill (MA, 94)

Ginger Spivey (MA, 96)

Tammy Durn (MA, 96)

Jennifer Finkel (MA, 98)

Evelyn Kiefer (MA, 99)

Amy Reed Frederick (MA, 99)

Bradley Bailey (MA, 00)

Kim Hyde (MA, 00)

Karina Gobar (MA, 00)

Recent MA's who went on to Ph.D. elsewhere

Elisha A. Dumser (MA 96): ABD, University of Penn, Diss: "Building Power: The Architectural Patronage of Maxentius (AD 306-312)"

Molly Zillman (MA 99): Ph.D. student at University of Delaware

Mark DeNaci (MA, 95) Criticism Program at University of Rochester

Dissertations in Progress
A complete list of dissertations in progress is maintained by the department and is available online.

Each semester students, faculty, and guests offer a variety of lectures which are free and open to the public. Called "Art for Lunch", these lectures are informal and provide a venue for the first results of research. Additionally, the Annual Harvey Buchanan Lecture in the Humanities and the Cleveland Symposium are offered in the Spring. The lecture is in honor of Emeritus Professor Harvey Buchanan who retired from the Department of Art History. Each year, a scholar is invited to offer a paper on a topic of interest to the academic community. The lecture has been held in conjunction with The Cleveland Symposium, which is the graduate student run event that provides a forum for Master's and PhD students to present their research. The Symposium is open to all periods of art history and welcomes submissions from graduate art history students worldwide.

Newsletter Committee
Bradley Bailey
Siobhan Conaty
Juilee Decker