725 Commonwealth Ave, Rm 210B
Boston, Massachusetts 02215
Telephone: (617) 353-1465
Fax: (617) 353-3243
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, public health, and the environment. 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 Art Worldwide, Nineteenth-Century French Studies, and The American Historical Review. In addition to modern art, his interests include Italian Renaissance and Southern Baroque art.
Professor Ribner teaches two courses each semester, generally an undergraduate lecture course and seminar in the fall and, in the spring, the modern section of the western art survey and a combined graduate and undergraduate seminar. Topics of the spring seminar include “Romanticism,” “Impressionism through Symbolism,” and “Picasso.” He has frequently been invited to lecture at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
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).