Author Bibliography

Dr. Jeanne S. M. Willette

Curriculum Vitae


Associate Professor of Art History

Otis College of Art and Design

President of the Art Historians of Southern California, 2009 – 2011

Author and publisher of the websites, Art History Unstuffed and The Arts Blogger

Writer for Artscene Magazine

Contributing Writer for Heathwood Press

Editor-in-Chief of Shockwrite. The Hyrbid Journal of the Arts

Finalist, Andy Warhol Foundation, Creative Capital, Artwriting Grant Program, Spring, 2007

Lecturer in Education Department, Orange County Museum of Art, 2006 to present

Selected Teaching Experience

California State University, Long Beach

University of North Carolina, Charlotte

Claremont Graduate University

Loyola Marymount University

California Institute of Technology

California Polytechnic University, Pomona

Otis College of Art and Design


Ph. D., University of California, Santa Barbara

Dissertation: The Archaeology of “Le Cubisme

Spring Quarter, 1993

M. A., Art History, California State University, Long Beach

Master’s Thesis: The Aesthetic Theories of Emmanuel Kant and Early Cubist Criticism, 1983

B. A., Fine Arts, California State University, Los Angeles, 1980

Fields of Concentration: Scholarship and Teaching

Late Contemporary Art: European

History of Twentieth Century Art

History of Nineteenth Century Art

History of Photography

Film Theory

Critical Theory

Art Criticism

Contemporary Multicultural Art

Museum Studies in the Modern and Contemporary Periods

Art of California

Selected Professional Affiliations

College Art Association

Art Historians of Southern California

Board Member and past President, Art Historians of Southern California, 2005-to present

Editor-in-Chief of Shockwrite, The Hybrid Journal of the Arts 

Selected Panels:

“Familiar Grounds: Celebrating Roland Reiss and Imagining the Art of Tomorrow”

September 10-12, 2010, a series of panel discussions, including

“Running off the Edge,” with Roland Reiss, Christopher Miles, David Wells, John Gordon and myself:

Claremont Graduate University: Tribute to Roland Reiss 


“New Trends in MFA Education”

Art Historians of Southern California

Panel on Professionalism and the Undergraduate Artist”

Mount Saint Mary’s College

Los Angeles, California

Spring 2006


“Out of Context” exhibition: discussion among artists, writers and curators about art from the Vietnamese community

Huntington Beach Art Center

July 17, 2005


“Learning Outcomes”

Panel Presentation for the

FATE Conference at

California State University at Northridge

Fall, 2004


“Theory and the Fine Arts”

Panel Discussion at Otis College of Art and Design

Spring, 2004


“Dancing with Theory, II”

Sponsored by Support Graduates of Graduate Art

Boritzer/Gray/Hammon Gallery

Los Angeles, California

November 18, 1994


“Dancing with Theory”

Sponsored by Support Graduates of Graduate Art

Claremont Graduate School

Claremont, California

November 13, 1993


“Literary Analogy and Its Critique”

Southeast Regional Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture

Conference on “Writing and the Architect”

College of Architecture

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

November 2-4, 1991


“Art and Censorship”

Spirit Square Center for the Arts

Charlotte, N. C.

May 10, 1990


“Design for Use; Conversations About Machine-Produced and Handcrafted Products”

Mint Museum of Art

Charlotte, N. C.

September 15, 1990

Selected Publications:


The Writing of Cubism: The Construction of a Word (December, 2012)

Available in Kindle version


Art History Unstuffed: The Podcasts (June 2012)


Theodore Adorno and The Culture Industry

Reprinted August 15, 2012, Heathwood Press


Walter Benjamin’s Origin of German Tragic Drama

Reprinted November 30, 2012, Heathwood Press


Alexis Smith


May 2013

John Baldessari


May 2012

Martha Alf


December 2012 

Best Kept Secret


January 2012



March 2012

Mark Leonard

June 2011


Art in the Streets


July 2011

Martin Ludner 


October 2011

Jorg Dubin


November 2011

Best Kept Secret


January 2012



March 2012

Clay’s Tectonic Shift


April 2012

“Jane Brucker”


February, 2011

“William Eggelston”


November 2010

“Material Culture: Art History Looks at Clifford Geertz,”


February 2011

“Return to Change”

March 2011


“Mayra Barraza”


March 2010

“Nature L. A.: Larry Brownstein”


January 2010


“WOW: Emergent Media Pheonmenon”


October 2009

“Walking Dreams: The Art of the Pre-Raphaelites from the Delaware Art Museum”


Summer, 2007

“New Museum Rising: The Claremont Museum of Art”


June, 2007

“The Prodigal Artist”


October, 2006

Accompanied by an interview with Artscene on the magazine’s website


The Norton Simon Museum


July, 2006

What to Wear When Falling: A Girl’s Guide to Fashions of Failure, or, How to Lose Success and Gain a Man,” in Garb. An Anthology of Fashion Theory , published Spring, 2007

“One Ground”

Review of Israeli and Palestinian Filmmakers

University of California, Riverside

California Museum of Photography

ArtUS Magazine

Fall, 2003

“Whiteness: A Wayward Construction”


April 2003

Volume 22, No. 8

pp. 17 and 18

“The Little White Dress”

Dutch Magazine

January, 1999

“Kim Dingle & Cohorts: The Artist, The Writer, The Bad Girls and The Lost Madonna”

Special Issue on Artists’ Collaborations


November, 1998

pg. 15

“(Non)Photography as Commentary: The Camera (Obscura) and Post-Philosophical Systems


Volume 30, No. 7

July, 1997


“How the Left Coast Stole the Idea of (Post)Modern Art”


Vol. 28, No. 5

May, 1997

pp. 15 – 16


“Stitching Lives: Fabric in the Art of Betye Saar”


March/April, 1997

pp. 44 – 48


“Baling the South: Construction and Critique in the Art of Linda Kroff”

Essay for Catalog for the winners of the 1993 Photography Fellowships

Southern Arts Federation/National Endowment for the Arts

Spring, 1994

Reprinted in Aperture


“State of the Arts, Part II: The Museums of Southern California—The Final Frontier.  The Big Two: MOCA and Newport”

Visions Art Quarterly

Spring, 1994

p. 41 – 43.


“Bad Boys/Good Boys: Sandow Birk and the Killing of Los Angeles”

Visions Art Quarterly

Vol. 6, No. 2

Fall, 1992

p. 47 – 49


“…There is No Title…,” lead essay written as

Guest Editor of the Art and Feminism in the 90’s Issue

Artvu Magazine

Vol. 5, No. 2

Fall, 1991

p. 4 – 7.


“Between Choice and Context: Curating in a Post Modern Age”

with Mark Leach, curator of the Mint Museum of Art

Charlotte, North Carolina

Crits: Discourses on the Visual Arts

Spring, 1991

p. 2-15

Reprinted in The Journal of Arts Management, Law and Society

Volume 22, Number 4

Winter, 1993

p. 310 –320


Art Exhibition Catalogs

“The Theaters of Roland Reiss” in Roland Reiss Personal Politics: Sculpture from the 1970s and 1980s, exhibition at the Pasadena Museum of Art, September 18, 2011-January 8, 2012

A Brief History of Contemporary Art “From America”

The Museum of Contemporary Art

Minsk, Belarus

June 13 to July 10, 2006

Curated by Mela M.


“A Journey through The Flat World:

The Virtual Architecture of Mela M.”

The Museum of Contemporary Art

Minsk, Belarus

Summer 2006


“The Im/Position of the Margin”

Catalogue essay for Out of Context

Exhibition of Vietnamese artists at the

Huntington Beach Art Center

Summer, 2005


“Hall of Mirrors”

Catalogue essay for The Photographs by James Higginson: POV

Budapest, Hungary, April 2005

Design 3G Press, 2005


“Art as Blog: The Politics of Community Art”

Exhibition Catalogue for

Eye-Speak: Art from the African-American and Latino Communities of Los Angeles

Glendale and Southwest Community Colleges

Fall, 2001, published as CD/DVD Catalogue, Winter, 2005


A Brave Place: The Edge of Roland Reiss

Catalogue essay for an exhibition at

Huntington Beach Art Museum

March 3 – April 13, 2001

Huntington Beach, California


“Following Bravo: The Tradition of Manuel Alvarez Bravo in Mexican Photography” for the catalogue

Manuel Alvarez Bravo and His Followers

Cerritos College Art Gallery

Winter, 1999

Cerritos, California


“Candy-Sucking Art, Finger-Licking Good: The Wit and Wisdom of Martha Benzing,  A Post/Post-Modern Project: A Tasteful Commentary on the State of Art at the Millennium–Art Sucks, Art Bites, Art Chews”

Catalog Essay

Exhibition of the works of Martha Benzing at the Carin Golden Gallery

New York, New York

Fall, 1997


“It Just So Happens That These Artists Are Women”

Catalog Essay for the Alumni Exhibition

California State University, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California

January 1996


“Floating Existences: ALienation in LA”

Catalog Essay: Faculty Exhibition

Laband Art Gallery

Loyola Marymount University

Westchester, California

Fall and Winter, 1996


“Lode Star: The Light Art of Sally Weber”

Catalog essay for the Exhibition

Sally Weber-Im Licht

Karl Ernst Osthaus-Museum der Stadt Hagen

Hagen, Germany

30. April bis 18. Juni 1995


“Black is Black”

Art Exhibition Catalog for the Exhibition

In The Black

Irvine Fine Arts Center

Irvine, California

December 2, 1994 – February 26, 1995


“Spun from Sugar, Composed of Confections, Confined to Quarters: The Fate of the Girls of the West and How They Broke Free to Run Wild and Wreak Havoc, Generally”

Catalogue Essay for the Art Exhibition Catalog

Recent Paintings by Kim Dingle

Jason Rubell Gallery

Miami Beach, Florida

October – November 1993


“Some Thoughts About Marking”

Essay/Poem for the Exhibition Jacqueline Caples

Trinity College

Hartford, Connecticut

March – April, 1993


“You Have to Know the Story to Read the Picture”

Essay and Artist Entries for

In the Looking Glass: Contemporary Narrative Painting

July 6 – September 15, 1991

The Mint Museum of Art

Charlotte, North Carolina


“A Summer of Light and Dark: A Journey of Two. Xie Tien Cheng and James Higginson. The Season of Tiananmen Square”

Catalog Essay for a Collaborative Exhibition

The China Paintings: Paintings of Xie Tien Cheng and James Higginson

Guilin, China, Summer, 1989

Pacific Asia Museum

August-September, 1992

(Catalogue Published by the Museum but Suppressed by the Chinese government, which threatened to kill Xie Tien Cheng if a catalogue mentioning “Tienanmen Square” was distributed)


“In Whose Voices Do We Speak?”

Catalog Essay for

Energy: Interaction of Contrasts: An Exhibition of Multicultural Art (catalog sold out)

L. A. Artcore Annex

652 Mateo Street

Los Angeles, California

Funded by the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department

May 1-31, 1992

(reprinted in Fall Issue, 1992 of Visions Art Quarterly, inaugurating the Topic Column)


“Installation as Object”

Catalog Essay for Discarded Histories/Reclaimed Voices

Artist in Residence Exhibition Program

Exhibition of the Art of Linda Kroff

Spirit Square Center for the Arts

Charlotte, North Carolina

September, 1991


Web Publications 

Art History Unstuffed

“What is Modern?” posted on Friday, September 4, 2009

“The Enlightenment: An Introduction” posted on Friday, September 11, 2009

“The Enlightenment and Reason” posted on Friday, September 18, 2009

“The Enlightenment and Society” posted on Friday, September 25, 2009

“The Enlightenment and the Art Public” posted on Friday, October 2, 2009

“The Political Revolution in America” posted on Friday, October 9, 2009

“Revolution and Terror in France” posted on Friday, October 16, 2009

“The Enlightenment and Artistic Styles” posted on Wednesday, October 23, 2009

“The Rise of Napoléon” posted on Friday, October 30, 2009

“The Industrial Revolution” posted on Friday, November 6, 2009

“The Origins of Neoclassicism” posted on November 13, 2009

“French Neoclassicism” posted on November 20, 2009

“Neoclassicism: Sculpture and Architecture” posted on November 27, 2009

“The Artistic Revolution in France” posted on December 4, 2009

“The French Academy” posted Friday, December 11, 2009

“The French Academy: Sculpture” posted Friday, December 18, 2009

“The French Academy: Painting” posted Friday, December 25, 2009

“French Romanticism: The Historical Context” posted on Friday, January 1, 2010

“French Romanticism: Subject Matter and the Artist” posted Friday, January 8, 2010

“French Romanticism and the Avant-Garde” posted Friday, January 15, 2010

“The Definition of the Avant-Garde” posted on January 22, 2010

“Kant and the Critique of Philosophy” posted Friday, January 29, 2010

“Kant and Reason” posted Friday, February 5, 2010

“Kant and Aesthetics” posted Friday, February 12, 2010

“Kant and Aesthetic Theory” posted Friday, February 19, 2010

“Kant and the Critique of Judgment” posted Friday, February 26, 2010

“Kant and ‘Art for Art’s Sake'” Friday, March 5, 2010

“Kant, the Artist and Artistic Freedom” posted Friday, March 12, 2010

“Friedrich Schiller” posted Friday, March 19, 2010

“Schiller: “Naïve and Sentimental Poetry’” posted Friday, March 26, 2010

“The Origins of Art Criticism” posted Friday, April 2, 2010

 “Hegel and the Dialectical Method” posted Friday, April 9, 2010

“Hegel, Art and the Dialectic Method” posted Friday, April 16, 2010

“Hegel and His Impact on Art and Aesthetics” posted Friday, April 23, 2010

“Early Nineteenth Century Utopian Philosophy” posted Friday, April 30, 2010

“Late Nineteenth Century Social Philosophy” posted Friday, May 7, 2010

“Philosophy of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels” posted Friday, May 14, 2010

“Marx, Engels, and Alienation” posted Friday, May 21, 2010

“Marx, Engels and Property”  posted Friday, May 28, 2010

“Marx, Engels and Capitalism”  posted Friday, June 4, 2010

“Marxism, Art and the Artist” posted on Friday, June 11, 2010

“Realism in England, France, and America”  posted Friday, June 18, 2010

“Realism and Naturalism in Art”  posted Friday, June 25, 2010

“Realism and the Role of the Realist Artist”  posted Friday, July 2, 2010

“Salon Realism in France”  posted Friday, July 9, 2010

“Avant-Garde Realism in France”  posted Friday, July 16, 2010

“Royal Academy in England”  posted Friday, July 23, 2010

“Avant-Garde Realism in England”  posted Friday, July 30, 2010

“The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood” posted on Friday, August 6, 2010

“Charles Baudelaire and Art Criticism” posted on Friday, August 13, 2010

“Charles Baudelaire, Author of Modernism” posted on Friday, August 20, 2010

“Baudelaire and The Painter of Modern Life” posted on Friday, August 27, 2010

“Gustave Courbet”  posted Friday, September 3, 2010

“Naturalism and Art for Art’s Sake” posted on September 10, 2010

“Manet and the Nude” posted on September 17, 2010

“Manet and Modernité” posted on September 24, 2010

“Manet and the Impressionists” posted on October 1, 2010

“The Barbizon School” posted on October 8, 2010

“Impressionism and Technique” posted on October 15, 2010

“Impressionism: Class and Gender” posted on October 22, 2010

“Impressionism and the Art Market” posted on October 29, 2010

“Impressionism and the Landscape” posted on November 5, 2010

“Defining Post-Impressionism” posted on November 12, 2010

“Paul Gauguin” posted on November 19, 2010

“Vincent van Gogh” posted on December 3, 2010

“Paul Cézanne” posted on December 10, 2010

“Symbolist Art and Poetry” posted on December 17, 2010

“Defining Art Nouveau” posted on December 24, 2010

“Expressionism in Europe 1900-1910” posted on December 31, 2010

“Fauvism in Paris” posted on January 7, 2011

“Defining Fauvism” posted on January 14, 2011

“The ‘Primitivism’ of the Fauves” posted on January 21, 2011

“Cubism and Modernity” posted on January 28, 2011

“The Cubists: Artists and Writers” posted on February 4, 2011

“Phases of Cubism: Analytic Cubism” posted on February 11, 2011

“Phases of Cubism: Synthetic Cubism” posted on February 18, 2011

“Orphism and Simultaneity” posted on February 25, 2011

“German Expressionism” posted on March 4, 2011

“Die Brücke” posted on March 11, 2011

“Der Blaue Reiter” posted on March 18, 2011

“Der Blaue Reiter Painting” posted on March 25, 2011

“Futurism and the Future” posted on April 1, 2011

“Defining Futurism” posted on April 8, 2011

“De Stijl” posted on April 15, 2011

“Piet Mondrian” posted on April 22, 2011

“De Stijl Architecture” posted on April 29, 2011

“The Russian Avant-Garde” posted on May 6, 2011

“Alfred Stieglitz and American Modernism” posted on May 13, 2011

“Modernism in New York City, 1920s” posted on May 20, 2011

“Dada and the Great War” posted on May 27, 2011

“Dada and Chance” posted on June 3, 2011

“Dada and Photomontage” posted on June 10, 2011

“Comparison of Dada and Surrealism” posted on June 17, 2011

“Surrealism in Context” posted on June 24, 2011

“Surrealism and Freudian Theory” posted on July 1, 2011

“The Surrealist Object” posted on July 8, 2011

“School of Paris: The Historical Context” posted on July 15, 2011

“School of Paris: The Waning of the Avant-Garde” posted on July 22, 2011

“New Objectivity in German Art” posted on July 29, 2011

“Bauhaus: The Founding” posted on August 5, 2011

“Bauhaus: Modern Design” posted on August 12, 2011

“Bauhaus: Internal Tensions” posted on August 19, 2011

“Bauhaus: The End” posted on August 26, 2011

“Bauhaus: The Fate of the Bauhaus” posted on September 2, 2011

“The Frankfurt School, Part One” posted on September 9, 2011

“The Frankfurt School, Part Two” posted on  September 16, 2011

“The Philosophy of Walter Benjamin, Part One” posted on September 23, 2011

“The Philosophy of Walter Benjamin, Part Two” posted on September 30, 2011

“The Work of Art in an Age of Mechanical Reproduction,” by Walter Benjamin, Part One” posted on October 7, 2011

“The Work of Art in an Age of Mechanical Reproduction,” by Walter Benjamin, Part Two” posted on October 14, 2011

“The Origin of German Tragic Drama,” 1925 by Walter Benjamin posted on October 21, 2011

“The Making of the New York School” posted on October 28, 2011

“Abstract Expressionism and Meaning” posted on November 4, 2011

“Avant-Garde and Kitsch” 1939 by Clement Greenberg” posted on November 11, 2011

“Abstract Expressionism: The Field of Cultural Production” posted on November 18, 2011

“Abstract Expressionism, The Definition” posted on November 25, 2011

“Abstract Expressionism: Redefining Art, Part One” posted on December 2, 2011

“Abstract Expressionism: Redefining Art, Part Two” posted on December 9, 2011

“Events in Abstract Expressionism” posted on December 16, 2011

“Culture in Los Angeles, 1940-1950” posted on December 23, 2011

“Art in San Francisco, 1940-1950” posted on December 30, 2011

“The Beats, Art and Literature” posted on January 6, 2012

Post-War Art in California” posted on January 13, 2012

“Post-War Culture in America” posted on January 20, 2012

“Neo-Dada” posted on January 27, 2012

Modernist Painting by Clement Greenberg” posted on February 3, 2012

“Robert Rauschenberg and ‘The Flatbed Picture Plane'” posted on February 10, 2012

“Jasper Johns and ‘Things the Mind Already Knows'” posted on February 17, 2012

“Theodor Adorno and The Culture Industry posted on February 24, 2012

“Theodor and Negative Dialectics posted on March 2, 2012

“Gutai in Japan” posted on March 9, 2012

“Introduction to Pop Art” posted on March 16, 2012

“Characteristics of Pop Art” posted on March 23, 2012

“Pop Art in Europe” posted on March 30, 2012

“New York Art and the Happenings” posted on April 6, 2012

“Fluxus as Experience” posted on April 13, 2012

“Defining Minimal Art, Part One” posted on April 20, 2012

“Defining Minimal Art, Part Two” posted on April 27, 2012

“Minimal Art and Philosophy” posted on May 4, 2012


Podcast on “Introduction to Soundbytes in Modern Art”  posted on September 4, 2009

Podcast on “What is Modern?” posted on September 4, 2009

Podcast on “Neoclassicism”  posted on September 18, 2009

Podcast on “Jacques Louis David and Neoclassicism” posted on October 10, 2009

Podcast on “Romantic Aesthetics” posted on October 16, 2009

Podcast on “Romanticism” posted on October 31, 2009

Podcast on “The Academy and the Avant-Garde” posted on Friday, November 13, 2009

Podcast on “Formalism and Romanticism” posted on Friday, November 27, 2009

Podcast on “Romanticism in France” posted on December 11, 2009

Podcast on “Romanticism: Gros and Girodet, Part One” posted on Friday, December 25, 2009

Podcast on “Romanticism: Gros and Girodet, Part Two” posted on Friday, January 8, 2010

Listen to the Podcast on “Romanticism and Ingres, Part One” Friday January 22, 2010

Podcast on “Romanticism and Ingres, Part Two” posted on Friday, February 5, 2010

Podcast on “Romanticism and Delacroix, Part One” posted on Friday, February 19, 2010

Podcast on “Romanticism and Delacroix, Part Two” Friday, March 5, 2010

Podcast on “Romanticism: England, Part One” posted on  Friday, March 19, 2010

Podcast on “Romanticism: England, Part Two” posted on Friday, April 2, 2010

Podcast on “Romanticism and Turner” posted on Friday, April 16, 2010

Listen to the Podcast on “Romanticism and Constable”  posted on Friday, April 30, 2010

Listen to the Podcast on “Romanticism and Goya” posted on Friday, May 14, 2010

Podcast on “Romanticism: Germany” posted on Friday, May 28, 2010

Podcast on “Romanticism and Friedrich” posted on Friday, June 11, 2010

Podcast on “American Romanticism: The Hudson River School” posted on Friday, June 25, 2010

Listen to the Podcast on “Realism in Europe, Part One” posted on Friday, July 16, 2010

Podcast on “Realism in Europe, Part Two” posted on Friday, July 30, 2010

Listen to the Podcast on “Sincerity and Artifice in Realism” posted on Friday, August 13, 2010

Podcast on “Gustave Courbet, Part One” posted on Friday, August 27, 2010

Podcast on “Gustave Courbet, Part Two” posted on Friday, September 3, 2010

Podcast on “Édouard Manet, Part One” posted on Friday, September 14, 2010

Podcast on “Édouard Manet, Part Two” posted on Friday, September 23, 2010

Podcast on “Whistler, Part One” posted on Friday, October 8, 2010

Podcast on “Whistler, Part Two” posted on Friday, October 22, 2010

Podcast on “Whistler, Part Three” posted on Friday, November 5, 2010

Podcast on “Painting 1: Preface to the Avant-Garde” posted on November 19, 2010

Podcast on “Painting 2: Manet to Post-Impressionism” posted on December 3, 2010

Podcast on “Painting 3: The Pre-War Avant-Garde” posted on December 17, 2010

Podcast on “Painting 4: Cubism to Dada” posted on December 31, 2010

Podcast on “Painting 5: Between the Wars” posted on January 14, 2011

Podcast on “Painting 6: Art in New York” posted on January 28, 2011

Podcast on “Painting 7: Clement Greenberg” posted on February 18, 2011

Podcast on “Painting 8: Neo-Dada” posted on March 4, 2011

Podcast on “Painting 9: Pop Art” posted on March 18, 2011

Podcast on “Painting 10: Andy Warhol” posted on April 1, 2011

Podcast on “Painting 11: Photo-Realism and Conceptual Art” posted on April 15, 2011

Podcast on “Painting 12: Impact of Art by Women” posted on April 29, 2011

The Arts Blogger

The Big Fix posted on April 20, 2012

Game Change posted on March 12, 2012

Young Adult posted on December 18, 2011

Margin Call  posted on December 12, 2011

 Mélancholia posted on November 28, 2011

Being “Feminine” in the Twenty-First Century posted on November 25, 2011

The Shock Doctrine posted on October 8, 2011

Now I Have Become Death: Picturing the Bomb posted on October 1, 2011

Of Memorials and Memory: Martin Luther King Memorial posted on August 26, 2011

The Help posted on August 11, 2011

Sarah’s Key posted on August 5, 2011

Rebels in Paradise: The Los Angeles Art Scene in the 1960s posted on July 31, 2011

The Assault on Reason  posted on July 18, 2011

The Names of Love  posted on July 1, 2011

 Beginners posted on June 13, 2011

Art in the Streets, MOCA, Los Angeles posted on June 1, 2011

 Midnight in Paris posted on May 28, 2011

Cave of Forgotten Dreams posted on May 10, 2011

Jane Eyre posted on March 26, 2011

Battle L. A. posted on March 23, 2011

Unknown  posted on March 13, 2011

The Adjustment Bureau posted on March 10, 2011

The King’s Speech posted on January 20, 2011

The Tourist posted on December 26, 2010

True Grit posted on December 25, 2010

Tron: Legacy posted on December 22, 2010

Censorship Redux: The Smithsonian and MOCA LA posted on December 19, 2010

Inside Job posted on November 9, 2010

The Social Network posted on October 13, 2010

Climbing Mount Everest to Death posted on September 13, 2010

Flipped is a Flop posted on September 10, 2010

California’s Little Red Schoolhouse Higher E-Education on Line posted on September 8, 2010

Jean-Michele Basquiat: The Radiant Child posted on September 2010

A Film Unfinished posted on August 29, 2010

Rubicon, Summer Season, 2010 posted on August 22, 2010

The Switch posted on August 20, 2010

Salt posted on August 19, 2010

Eat, Pray, Love posted on August 15, 2010

Hollywood Does “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” posted on August 1, 2010

Grown up Digital: The Net Gen as Teachers and Learners posted on July 27, 2010

Work of Art, Bravo Network posted on July 20, 2010

The Kids Are Alright posted on July 19, 2010

Inception posted on July 17, 2010

Jean-Léon Gérôme: History Painter posted July 7, 2010

Exit Through the Gift Shop posted on June 28, 2010

Doctor Who and Vincent van Gogh posted on June 27, 2010

I am Love posted on June 21, 2010

Michael West: The Artist was a Woman posted on June 18, 2010

Edition Jacob Samuel: Outside the Box posted on June 16, 2010

The Karate Kid posted on June 14, 2010

Famous for Fifteen Minutes at the Orange County Museum of Art posted on June 7, 2010

What is Artistic Success? Roger Kuntz posted on May 29, 2010

I see Dead People posted on May 27, 2010

The Death of a Museum: The Claremont Museum of Art posted on May 24, 2010

Robin Hood posted on May 20, 2010

Letters to Juliet posted on May 18, 2010

Mother and Child posted on May 16, 2010

The City of Your Final Destination posted on May 12, 2010

Harry Brown posted on May 10, 2010

Please Give posted on May 8, 2010

Riverworld posted on April 26, 2010

The New Doctor Who posted on April 24, 2010

Modern Family posted on April 22, 2010

Patrick McElnea posted on April 20, 2010

Racism and “American Stories” posted on April 18, 2010

Lost, The Final Season posted on April 6, 2010

How to Train Your Dragon posted on April 5, 2010

The Ghost Writer posted on March 31, 2010

The Art of the Steal posted on March 27, 2010

The Hurt Locker posted on March 26, 2010

Green Zone posted on March 24, 2010

The Blind Side posted on March 23, 2010

The Good Wife posted on March 22, 2010

Justified posted on March 21, 2010

House, Season 6 posted on March 20,2010

The White Ribbon posted March 19, 2010

The Pacific posted on March 18, 2010


Select Scholarly Papers presented


Chair of the session for the Art Historians of Southern California: “Shockwrite:  Changing the Game.”

Presentation: “Return to Change”

College Art Association,

New York City

Saturday, February 12, 2011


“A Few Last Minute Details: A Tribute to Naomi Schor”

College Art Association

Art Historians of Southern California Panel on Feminism

New York, New York

February, 2007


“The Terrible Nearness of Distant Places: Theory Matters”

Presented at the 2004 Meeting of the Art Historians of Southern California

Armand Hammer Museum

Los Angeles, California

November 6, 2004


“The Medusa Effect: Not/Looking at Postmodern Photography”

C/C Berlin Gallery

Berlin, Germany

October 16, 2003


“The Illusion of Illusionism: The Photographic Untruths of Günther Förg”

Presented at the 1993 Meeting of the Art Historians of Southern California

J. Paul Getty Museum

Malibu, California

October 30, 1993


“Painting as Différend: The Landscapes of Anselm Kiefer and the Event of History”

Presented at the conference: The Landscape as Idea: Art, Architecture, and Urbanism

Cosponsored by the College of Architecture of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and the Mint Museum of Art

Charlotte, North Carolina

October 26, 1991


“The De/Re/Un/Non-Definition of Cubism”

Presented in the Session: Cubism: The New Questions

College Art Association

New York City, New York

February 17, 1990


Select Museum Presentations


Series of Lectures on The Decades, The Eighties, the Nineties, The Aughts

Orange County Museum of Art

Fall, Winter, and Spring 2011 – 2012


Series of Lectures on The Decades: The Fifties, the Sixties, the Seventies

Orange County Museum of Art

Fall, Winter, and Spring 2010 – 2011


Series of Lectures on A Brief History of Painting, Sculpture and Installation

Orange County Museum of Art

Fall, Winter, and Spring 2009 – 2010


“Toulouse Lautrec: A Life in Posters”

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

University of California, Irvine

December 2009


Series of Lectures on The Forgotten Thirties

Orange County Museum of Art

Fall, Winter, and Spring, 2008 – 2009


Series of Lectures on Romanticism and Revivals

Series of Lectures on Impressionists, Their Friends, and Their Enemies

Series of Lectures on Expressionism, Old, New, and Neo

Orange County Museum of Art

Fall, Winter, 2006

Spring, 2007


“Degas and Cassatt: Spaces and Places”

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

University of California, Irvine

December,  2006


Series of Lectures for Docent Training

“Concepts of Modern Art”

Torrance Center of Art

Torrance California

Summer, 2006 and 2007


Series of Lectures

“Women and Art: Beyond the Stereotype”

For the Docent Council

San Diego Museum of Art

May 5, 2006


“O’Keeffe and Stieglitz: A Modern Partnership”

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

University of California, Irvine

December 15, 2005


“Thirty Years Later: The ‘American War’”

in conjunction with the Out of Context Exhibition at the

Huntington Beach Art Center

June 11, 2005


“Everything You Wanted to Know About Contemporary Art But Were Afraid to Ask”

Palm Springs Library

May 20, 2005


“Art After 911—A Public Response”

A presentation to The Art Crowd

Newport Beach, California

February 23, 2002

And at  The Art and Healing Conference

Claremont, California

April, 2002


“Diversity and Decorum: Multiculturalism and the Postmodern Experience”

AICAD Symposium on Studio and Liberal Arts

Ringling School of Art

Sarasota, Florida

November 3 – 6, 2001


“Neo-Victorians: Fin-de-Siècle All Over Again”

U. C. L. A./Armand Hammer Museum for the

Secret Victorians Exhibition

Lecture Series

October 2, 1999


“Contemporary Art at the J. Paul Getty Museum: Robert Irwin, Alexis Smith, Edward Ruscha, and Andy Goldsworthy”

University of California, Los Angeles

Department of Visual Arts

Los Angeles, California

Saturday, July 17, 1999

Summer Quarter, 1999


“Out from the Shadow: The Life of Lee Krasner”

University of California, Los Angeles

Department of Visual Arts

Los Angeles, California

Saturday, April 10, 1999

Spring Quarter, 1999


“Riding with Death: Jean-Michel Basquait”

University of California, Los Angeles

Department of Visual Arts

Los Angeles, California

January 9, 1999

Winter Quarter, 1999


“Atget and Brassaï: Photography and Nostalgia in Paris Between the Wars”

University of California, Los Angeles

Department of Visual Arts

Los Angeles, California

June 6, 1998

Spring Quarter, 1998


“Cindy Sherman: Un-Portraits of a Non-Self”

University of California, Los Angeles

Department of Visual Arts

Los Angeles, California

January 10, 1998


“Skinning Kiki Smith: Postmodern Art and the Body”

University of California, Los Angeles

Department of Visual Arts

Los Angeles, California

February 3, 1997


“Constant Changes: The Male/able Female Body”

UCLA at the Hammer Museum

Lecture in conjunction with the exhibition, Sexual Politics

May 5, 1996


“The Coloring of Porgy and Bess: The Effaced Narration of Alexis Smith”

Art Department

Whittier College

Whittier, California

April 25, 1996


“Seeing Through a Dark Adapted Eye: Representing the Black Male”

UCLA at the Hammer Museum

Lecture in conjunction with the exhibition, Black Male. Representations of Masculinity in Contemporary American Art

Los Angeles, California

April 22, 1995


“Representing the Other: A History of Power in the Visual Arts”

UCLA at the Hammer Museum for the

Black Male. Representations of Masculinity in Contemporary American Art Exhibition

Los Angeles, California

March 13, 1995


“Excavating Rothko”

San Diego Museum of Art

San Diego, California

March 14, 1995


“Helen Frankenthaler: Legacy and Legend”

San Diego Museum of Art

San Diego, California

October 15, 1994


“Being Cartesian/Minding the Body of Art: The Fable of Thelma and Louise: An En-Gendered Morality Tale”

Guest Lecture for the Art and Art History Department

Trinity College

Hartford, Connecticut

March 11, 1993


“The Inscription of the Profane in the Definition of the Sacred”

Lecturer for Art Talk Art Series

Foundation for Art Resources

The Municipal Art Gallery Theater

Barnsdall Park

Los Angeles, California

December 17, 1991


“An American in China: The Summer of 1989—An Artist’s Journey”, presented at the Laguna Art Museum

Laguna Beach, California

February 22, 1991


“The Matrix of Abstract Expressionism”

St. John’s Museum of Art

Wilmington, North Carolina

Fall Lecture Series: The Development of Abstraction in America

November 16, 1990


“Art and the Eye of the Beholder”

Censorship in the South panel

Southeastern College Art Association Conference

Atlanta College of Art

Oct. 25, 1990


































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