Andrea Yglesias, Development Officer
Katharine Josephson specializes in post-war American art and is especially interested in installation art, object sculpture, conceptual art, and photography. Her dissertation deals with the intersection of graphic design and text-based conceptual art of the 1980s, as epitomized by artists like Félix González-Torres, Jenny Holzer and Barbara Kruger.
Ted Mann's field of study is American and European postwar art, with particular attention to art from the 1960s. His research interests include exploring the relationship between art produced in the United States and Italy during this period, and the roles of influential dealers, collectors, and curators in this exchange.
D. Jacob Rabinowitz concentrates on modern and contemporary art in the United States and Western Europe. His research addresses photography, particularly as it is used to reproduce and document works of art. He also studies the related emergence of the aesthetic of transience and impermanence as experienced in works of art that invite, and foreground, their own decay, dissolution, or erosion.
Delia Solomons studies the art of the Americas and Europe in the 20th century. Under the direction of Professor Edward Sullivan, her doctoral dissertation examines the reception and display of Latin American art in the US in the 1960s, with an emphasis on Cold War politics, stylistic heterogeneity, and the methodological problems inherent in this period.
Lillian B. Stoner studies the art and architecture of Greece and Rome. She is particularly interested in the social dimension of ancient art. Her research interests include Hellenistic sculpture, kingship in Magna Graecia, and the tension between Hellenistic luxury and traditional Roman values in the late Republic.
Brendan Sullivan’s research focuses on Flemish book illumination in the fifteenth-century, and the tension between objective historical reconstruction and subjective emotional response underlying the traditional art-historical approach to this field. His dissertation will examine how different kinds of historical contexts are used to separate the art historian from the art object, and how the idea of “context” can be expanded to acknowledge the continued existence of the work of art outside of its original moment of creation.
Kristen Watson, a Conservation Center student, is specializing in objects conservation. She is particularly interested in how an interdisciplinary approach that encompasses traditional conservation techniques, as well as sociological and anthropological approaches, can inform the decision-making process in treating ethnographic artifacts, and modern and contemporary works of art. In addition, she is researching how magnets can be used as an adhesive material.