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Alan Wallach

Ralph H. Wark Professor of Art and Art History Emeritus

Email : [[axwall]]

Areas of Specialization

The history of American art; the history of art institutions in the United States


1963   BA, Mathematics, Columbia College

1965   MA, History of Art, Columbia University

1973   PhD, History of Art, Columbia University

Academic Positions

Academic Positions Assistant and Associate Professor (1979), Kean College of New Jersey, 1994-1989; visiting professor UCLA (1982-83), NYU (1984, 1985), Stanford University (1987), CUNY Graduate Center (1988), University of Michigan (1989), University of Delaware (2006), John F. Kennedy School, The Free University, Berlin (fall 2010) 

Courses Taught
  • 19th century American art

  • 20th century American art

  • The Museum in the United States

  • The Art Museum

  • Landscape and Vision in the United States, 1800-1875

  • Art, Politics, and American Culture from the Popular Front to the Cold War

  • Political Marxism and the Rise of Cultural Studies

  • American in the 1960s: Days of Hope, Days of Rage

Thomas Cole, Vision and Landscape, The Hudson River School, "Luminism," and the Corporatization of Museums

Fellowships and Grants
  • Fellowships/Grants/Honors/Awards 2007 College Art Association's Distinguished Teaching of Art History Award

  • 2008 Robert Sterling Clark Distinguished Visiting Professor of Art History, Williams College Graduate Program in Art History