Patricia Hills

725 Commonwealth Ave, Rm 302
Boston, Massachusetts 02215
Telephone: (617) 353-2521
Fax: (617) 353-3243

curriculum vitae

Professor, American Art and African American Art
B.A., Stanford University; M.A., City University of New York, Hunter College; Ph.D., New York University

Professor Hills teaches courses on American art and visual culture, and is a specialist in the history of American painting, African American art, and art and politics. Major books and catalogues for exhibitions she organized include:  Painting Harlem Modern: The Art of Jacob Lawrence (2010),  Syncopated Rhythms:  20th-Century African American Art from the George and Joyce Wein Collection (coauthored, 2005), May Stevens (2005), Modern Art in the USA:  Issues and Controversies of the 20th Century (2001), Eastman Johnson:  Painting America (co-authored, 1999), Stuart Davis (1996), John Singer Sargent (1986), Alice Neel (1983), Social Concern and Urban Realism: American Painting of the 1930s (1983), The Figurative Tradition and The Whitney Museum of American Art: Paintings and Sculpture from the Permanent Collection (co-authored, 1980), Turn-of-the-Century America: Paintings, Graphics, Photographs, 1890-1910 (1977), The Painters’ America: Rural and Urban Life, 1810-1910 (1974), The American Frontier: Images and Myths (1973), Eastman Johnson (1972). She has also contributed essays to catalogues of major exhibitions, such as Over the Line:  The Art and Life of Jacob Lawrence (2000), Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series (1993), Breaking the Rules: Audrey Flack, a Retrospective 1950-1990 (1992), The West as America (1991), Eastman Johnson: The Cranberry Harvest, Island of Nantucket (1990). Her articles have appeared in American Art, Oxford Art Journal, Prospects, Archives of American Art Journal, Dictionary of Women Artist, The Encyclopedia of New York City, American Paintings in the Detroit Institute of Arts Vol. 2, Romare Bearden, American Modernist (2011), Pressing the Fight:  Print, Propaganda and the Cold War (2010), Blaze:  Discourse on Art, Women and Feminism (2007), The Social and the Real:  Political Art of the 1930s in the Western Hemisphere (2006), Looking High and Low:  Representing Social Conflict in American Visual Culture (2006), Art in Bourgeois Society, 1790-1850 (1998), Redefining American History Painting (1995).

Eastman Johnson: Painting America (1999), co-curated with Brooklyn Museum of Art curator Teresa A. Carbone, won the Henry Allen Moe Prize for most outstanding exhibition catalogue in the State of New York for the year 1999.

She has held both Guggenheim and National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships, and has been a fellow at the Charles Warren Center and the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, both of Harvard University, at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Research Center, and from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

In February 2011 she received the “Distinguished Teaching of Art History” award from the College Art Association.  In May 2011 she and co-author Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz received the William Fischelis Book Award presented by the Victorian Society in America for  John S. Sargent:  Portraits in Praise of Women, ed. by Paul S. D’Ambrosio (Cooperstown, NY:  Fenimore Art Museum, 2010).  .

In 2011, Professor Hills received the Distinguished Teaching of Art History award from the College Art Association.

William D. Moore

moorepic725 Commonwealth Ave, Rm 215B
Boston, Massachusetts 02215
226 Bay State Rd, Room 207
Boston, Massachusetts 02215
Telephone: (617) 353-9913
Fax: (617) 353-2556

curriculum vitae

Associate Professor; American Material Culture.
AB, Harvard University; MA, PhD, Boston University.

Professor Moore teaches courses on American material culture and vernacular landscapes. He is the author of Masonic Temples: Freemasonry, Ritual Architecture, and Masculine Archetypes and numerous articles interrogating the interrelationship between built form and systems of belief. Having worked extensively in museums and historic preservation, he is particularly interested in the dynamics by which artifacts are used to convey meaning to the general public. His current book project analyzes the nation’s fascination with the Shakers in the years between 1925 and 1965.

Keith Morgan

SV500799725 Commonwealth Ave, Rm 210A
Boston, Massachusetts 02215
Telephone: (617) 353-1441
Fax: (617) 353-3243

curriculum vitae

Director of Architectural Studies, Boston University
Professor; American and European Architecture
B.A., The College of Wooster,
M.A., Winterthur Program of the University of Delaware
Ph.D., Brown University

A scholar of nineteenth and twentieth century American and European architecture, Professor Morgan is interested in the relationships between architecture, urban planning and landscape architecture. Professor Morgan has taught at Boston University since 1980. He has served as the director of the Preservation Studies Program and of the American and New England Studies Program and as the chairman of the Art History Department on two occasions. He is a former national president of the Society of Architectural Historians. His recent publications include Shaping a New American Landscape: The Art and Architecture of Charles A. Platt, Boston Architecture, 1975-1990, which he coauthored with Professor Naomi Miller, and a new introduction for the republication of Charles Eliot, Landscape Architect. He is the editor and one of the principal authors for Buildings of Massachusetts: Metropolitan Boston, and serves as the architecture editor for The Encyclopedia of New England. He has received research grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. He serves on the Executive Committee of the Buildings of the United States project, several committees for the restoration of historic landmarks and is a trustee of the Hancock Shaker Village.

Kim Sichel

sichelphoto725 Commonwealth Ave, Rm 202E
Boston, Massachusetts 02215
Telephone: (617) 353-1462
Fax: (617) 353-3243

curriculum vitae

Associate Professor; History of Photography and Modern Art. A.B., Brown University; M.A., Ph.D., Yale University

Professor Kim Sichel has been teaching at Boston University since 1987. A scholar of photographic history and European/American modernism, she is currently Director of American and New England Studies. She served as Chair of the Art History Department from 2002 to 2005 and as Director of the Boston University Art Gallery from 1992 to 1998. Professor Sichel teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in modern art and the history of photography. She advises a large number of graduate students studying photography and modern art, as well as advising dissertations in the American and New England Studies Program. Recent books include TO FLY: Contemporary Aerial Photography (2007), Germaine Krull/Monte Carlo (Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 2006), and Evelyn Hofer (2004). She is the author of Germaine Krull: Photographer of Modernity, (1999), published in English by MIT Press and in German by Schirmer/Mosel Verlag. This book was a finalist for the Kraszna-Kraus Foundation awards for best photographic history book of 1999, and won an award for best photography monograph for 1999 from the Maine Photographic Workshops. In addition, she has published numerous articles, book chapters, and exhibition catalogues in Europe and the United States. The catalogues include Street Portraits 1946-1976: The Photographs of Jules Aarons (2003); Brassai: Paris le jour, Paris la nuit (1988); From Icon to Irony: German and American Industrial Photography (1995); Black Boston: Documentary Photography and the African American Experience (1994); Mapping the West: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photographs from the Boston Public Library (1992); Turn of the Century Photographs by Robert Demachy (1983); Power and Paper: Margaret Bourke-White, Modernity, and the Documentary Mode (1998); and Philip Guston 1975-1980: Private and Public Battles (1998) . Current projects include a book about reading photographic books.  Professor Sichel has received a Fellowship for University Teachers from the National Endowment for the Humanities (1994-1995), a Bunting Fellowship at Radcliffe College, Harvard University (1994-1995), has been a Junior Fellow at the Boston University Humanities Foundation (1996-1997, 1989-1990) and served as a Senior Fellow in 2005-2006.

Theodore Stebbins

Dr. Stebbins is an eminent scholar of American Art, and is currently Curator of American Painting at the Harvard University Art Museums. He has been teaching seminars to our graduate students since 1977, offering them unique first-hand experience with museum objects.