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- Fascism, Cold War, Art History, Sculpture, Italy, Modernism, Marshall Plan, Italian Fascism
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- About Me
My research interests focuses on the creation, display and reception of Italian art at mid-century (ca. 1930s-1950s). In particular, I look at Italian sculpture’s relationship to a development of a post-war modern European sculptural aesthetic and how larger geo-poiltical shifts shaded aesthetics, exhibition design and art critical choices.
- Recent Publications
“Exhibiting Italian Modernism After World War II at MoMA in ‘Twentieth-Century Italian Art’,” in Raffaele Bedarida, Silvia Bignami, and Davide Colombo (eds.), Methodologies of Exchange: MoMA’s “Twentieth-Century Italian Art” (1949), monographic issue of Italian Modern Art, 3 (January 2020), linked here
“Exhibiting Italian Democracy in the 1949 “Twentieth Century Italian Art” at the Museum of Modern Art,” in Modern in the Making: MoMA and the Modern Experiment, 1929–1949, Eds. Sandra Zalman and Austin Porter. London: Bloomsbury Press. 2020. 215-229.
“Lucio Fontana Crucifixion,” in Material Meanings: Selections from the Constance R. Caplan Collection, Ed. Matthew S. Witkovsky, Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago. 2020. 66-69.
“Buying Marino Marini: The American Market for Italian Art after WWII,” in Postwar Italian Art History Today: Untying ‘the Knot’, Eds. Sharon Hecker and Marin Sullivan, London: Bloomsbury Press. 2018.
“Art for the People: Federal Arts Project’s Creation of American Taste” in Art for the People: WPA Prints and Textiles from the Permanent Collection, Murray: Murray State University. 2016.
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- Expertise by Geography
- North America, United States, Western Europe
- Expertise by Chronology
- Modern, 20th century, 21st century
- Expertise by Topic
- Art & Architectural History, Capitalism, Diplomacy, Higher Ed, Local & Regional, Museums, Politics, Public History, Rebellion & Revolution, World War II