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Last Name
Murray State University
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Fascism, Cold War, Art History, Sculpture, Italy, Modernism, Marshall Plan, Italian Fascism
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Can only comment on the historical context.

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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. I am currently writing a monograph on the Italian sculptor Marino Marini from Fascism to the Cold War.

Recent Publications

“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.

“Biographies” and “Bibliography,” in Three Michigan Architects, Eds. Joseph Rosa and Nancy Bartlett, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Museum of Art. 2015.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
North America, United States
Expertise by Chronology
Modern, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Art & Architectural History, Capitalism, Diplomacy, Higher Ed, Local & Regional, Museums, Politics, Rebellion & Revolution, World War II