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Assistant Professor
308 McCormick Hall
(609) 258-3732
19th Century European Art
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2008
Assistant Professor
309 McCormick Hall
(609) 258-1322
Classical Archaeology
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2010
404 McCormick Hall
(609) 258-3784
Early Chinese Art and Archaeology
Ph.D., Harvard University, 1981
372 McCormick Hall
(609) 258-0352
Early Christian, Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Art
Ph.D., Courtald Institute of Art, University of London, 1989
Professor, Director of Graduate Studies
403 McCormick Hall
(609) 258-3789
History of Modern Architecture
Ph.D., Yale University, 1987
Associate Professor
307 McCormick Hall
(609) 258-3774
American Art
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 2001
Associate Professor
223 East Pyne
(609) 258-7258
20th Century Art
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1996
Townsend Martin '17 Professor of Art & Archaeology
314 McCormick Hall
(609) 258-3790
20th Century Art
Ph.D., City University of New York, 1990
Assistant Professor
315 McCormick Hall
(609) 258-5319
Northern Renaissance Art
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2003
Frederick Marquand Professor of Art and Archaeology
313 McCormick Hall
(609) 258-3760
European Art and Architecture 1500-1800 in its Global Context; World Art History; Geography and Historiography of Art
Ph.D., Harvard University, 1977; Doctor Philosophiae Honoris Causa, Technische Universität Dresden, 2010; Doctor Historiae Artium Honoris Causa, Masaryk University, Brno, 2013
401 McCormick Hall
(609) 258-9098
Roman Art and Architecture; Hellenistic Art; Renaissance Antiquarianism
Ph.D., Columbia University, 1991
David Hunter McAlpin Professor of the History of Photography and Modern Art
310 McCormick Hall
(609) 258-0914
History of Photography and Modern Art
Ph.D., Yale University, 1980
Associate Professor
305 McCormick Hall
(609) 258-7456
African and African Diaspora Art
Ph.D., Emory University, 2004
P. Y. & Kinmay W. Tang Professor of Chinese Art History
406 McCormick Hall
(609) 258-6249
Chinese Art and Archaeology
Ph.D., Stanford University, 1974
Assistant Professor
306 McCormick Hall
(609) 258-3771
Contemporary Art and Criticism
Ph.D., Yale University, 2008
316 McCormick Hall
(609) 258-9338
Japanese Art and Archaeology
Ph.D., Princeton University, 1994
Lecturer with Rank of Professor
Institute for Advanced Study
(609) 734-8000
Twentieth-century European and American Art
Director of the Art Museum
142 Art Museum
(609) 258-2870
18th-Century European Art
PhD, Oxford University, 1992
Perkins-Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow in the Society of Fellows
304 McCormick Hall
European Art 1500-1800
Ph.D., University of Cambridge, 2012
Lecturer in the Council of the Humanities and Art and Archaeology
204 Scheide Caldwell House
(609) 258-8858
Classic Maya Art and Society
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2007
Peter Jay Sharp, *52, Curator and Lecturer
251 Art Museum
(609) 258-8805
Art of the Ancient Americas
Ph.D., Tulane University, 2006
Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow in the Society of Fellows
205A Scheide Caldwell House
(609) 258-8860
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2012
311 McCormick Hall
(609) 258-3797
Italian Renaissance Art
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2008
312 McCormick Hall
Medieval and/or Renaissance-Baroque Architecture
Ph.D., Princeton University, 2009
Associate Professional Specialist
302 McCormick Hall
(609) 258-1423
Eastern Mediterranean and Near Eastern Art and Archaeology
Ph.D., Bryn Mawr College, 1994
Research Staff
205 McCormick Hall
(609) 258-3798
Renaissance Art
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1983
205 McCormick Hall
(609) 258-3794
History of Photography and Modern Art
372 McCormick Hall
(609) 258-3778
Classical Art & Archaeology
Ph.D., Princeton University, 1971
(609) 258-3782
Early Christian/Byzantine Architecture and Monumental Decoration
Ph.D., New York University, 1971
(609) 258-3782
Chinese Art
Ph.D., Princeton, 1958
(609) 258-3782
20th-Century Art
(609) 258-3782
Northern Renaissance Art
Roman Art
Ph.D., Göttingen University, 1986
Howard Crosby Butler Memorial Professor of Art & Archaeology
205 McCormick Hall
(609) 258-3799
Renaissance and Baroque Architecture
Ph.D., Harvard University, 1976
205 McCormick Hall
(609) 258-3769
Classical Archaeology
Ph.D., Princeton University, 1966
Frederick Marquand Professor of Art and Archaeology
Japanese Art
Ph.D., Princeton University, 1974
Christopher B. Sarofim '86 Professor of American Art, Emeritus
205 McCormick Hall
(609) 258-3785
American Art
Ph.D., Harvard University, 1965
Irenen Small
Irene Small
Irene V. Small
Assistant Professor
306 McCormick Hall
Contemporary Art and Criticism
Ph.D., Yale University, 2008

Irene Small teaches modern and contemporary art and criticism with a transnational focus. Her research interests include historical and neo-avant-gardes; modernism in a global context, particularly Brazil and Latin America; abstraction; temporalities of art; problems of methodology and interpretation; relationality and the social implications of form. She is an affiliated faculty member of the Program in Latin American Studies.

Her current book project, Hélio Oiticica: Folding the Frame, examines the experimental practice of the Brazilian artist Hélio Oiticica, who worked in Rio de Janeiro, London, and New York in the 1960s and 70s. In particular, the book examines discourses of developmentalism and organic processes of emergence as they intersect in the articulation of a participatory art paradigm in mid-1960s Brazil. Her research has been supported by a number of fellowships and grants including the Getty Research Foundation, the Dedalus Foundation, the Creative Capital and Andy Warhol Foundations, the Lemann Institute of Brazilian Studies, and the Research Board of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she was an Assistant Professor of Art History from 2009 to 2012.

As a curator, Small organized Verbivocovisual: Brazilian Concrete Poetry at Sterling Memorial Library, Yale University in 2006 and co-curated Multitude at Artists Space, New York City, in 2002. She contributed essays to the award-winning exhibition catalogue Picasso and the Allure of Language (Yale University Art Gallery, 2009), and is currently co-curating Blind Field, an exhibition of emerging and mid-career artists working in Brazil which opens at the Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in January 2013 and travels to the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University in June 2013.

Selected Publications:

“Medium Aspecificity / Autopoietic Form” in Alexander Dumbadze and Suzanne Hudson, eds. Contemporary Art: Themes and Histories, 1989 - Present. London: Wiley Blackwell Publishing, 2013.

Tumelo Mosaka and Irene V. Small, Blind Field. Champaign: Krannert Art Museum, 2013.

“Exit and Impasse: Ferreira Gullar and the ‘New History’ of the Last Avant-Garde” Third Text Vol 26 No 1 (January 2012) 91-101.

“Ped•a•go•gia: Como fazer coisas com palavras” (“Ped•a•go•gia: How To Do Things With Words”) Reconfigurações do Público: Arte, Pedagogia e Participação, Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro (March 2012)

“Openings: Matheus Rocha Pitta” Artforum (Summer 2011) 386-389.

“Our Literal Speed: Events in the Vicinity of Art and History” Journal of Visual Culture Vol 9 No 2 (August 2010) 237-41.

“Material Remains: On the Afterlife of Hélio Oiticica’s Work” Artforum (February 2010) 95-96.

“Believing in Art: The Votive Structures of Conceptual Art” Res: Anthropology and Aesthetics Vol 55/56 (Spring/Fall 2009) special issue on “Absconding”, ed. Francesco Pellizzi, Jonathan Hay, Wu Hung, 294-307.

“Site and Sociality: Joseph Beuys and the Relics of Modernist Sculpture” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (November 2009) pp. 86-88.

“Morphology in the Studio: Hélio Oiticica at the Museu Nacional” Getty Research Journal No 1 (February 2009) 107-126.

“One Thing After Another: How We Spend Time in Hélio Oiticica’s Quasi-Cinemas” Spectator: USC Journal of Film and Television Criticism, special issue “The Instant”, ed. René T. Brucker Vol 28 No 2 (Fall 2008) 73-89.