725 Commonwealth Ave, Rm 210B
Boston, Massachusetts 02215
Telephone: (617) 353-1465
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Director of Graduate Admissions; Associate Professor; Nineteenth-Century and Modern Art. B.A., Middlebury College; Ph.D. New York University.
A specialist in European painting and sculpture of the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Professor Ribner has published on the art of France and England in relation to the history of politics, law, literature, religion, and public health. Currently researching affinities between national traditions of art and gastronomy, he is the author of Broken Tablets: The Cult of the Law in French Art from David to Delacroix (University of California Press, 1993).
His articles and book reviews have appeared in The Art Bulletin, Art Journal, Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte, The British Art Journal, Nineteenth-Century French Studies, and The American Historical Review. He teaches two courses each semester, including one graduate course, and the modern section of the spring survey course.
In addition to AH 790 “Colloquium in 19th-Century Art”, Professor Ribner offers courses with various topics under the rubric AH 889 “Seminar in 19th-Century Art”. These topics include “Art and Nationalism in Europe, 1774-1900,” “Impressionism through Symbolism,” and “The Age of Victoria.” Professor Ribner also teaches a graduate seminar in the art of Picasso.
He has served as first reader for multiple dissertations, and has regularly been the adviser for Master’s Scholarly Papers in topics covering twentieth-century and contemporary art, as well as that of the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Professor Ribner’s research support has included a Visiting Fellowship from the Yale Center for British Art (2003) and a Senior Research Fellowship from the Humanities Foundation, Boston University (2006-07). In the College of Arts and Sciences, Boston University, he received a Teaching Award from the Honors Program, (2004) and a College Prize for Excellence in Student Advising (2006).