Michele H. Bogart Awarded Visiting Professorship to Teach Art History in Berlin


Michele H. Bogart

Michele H. Bogart, a professor of art history and criticism at Stony Brook University, has been awarded a 2015 Terra Foundation Visiting Professorship at the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin.

Bogart has taught American visual culture studies at Stony Brook since 1982. Her areas of expertise include urban design and commercial culture, and she has published on public art, memorials, animation, landscape and garden history, photography, illustration and advertising. She received her MA and PhD from the University of Chicago and is author of Artists, Advertising, and the Borders of Art and Public Sculpture and the Civic Ideal in New York City, 1890-1930, both published by University of Chicago Press.

Bogart has been the recipient of fellowships from the Smithsonian Institution, National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. From 1998 through 2003 she served as a member of the Art Commission of the City of New York (renamed the Public Design Commission), the City’s design review agency, and for four years was its vice president. She is now a member of the Commission’s Conservation Advisory Group, a member of the Board of Directors of the Fine Arts Federation of New York, and is president of the Associates of the Art Commission of the City of New York.

Terra Foundation for American Art Visiting Professorships at the John F. Kennedy Institute are three-month visiting professorships focused on the history of American art and visual culture. Visiting professors offer specialized courses, seminars and lectures to students and participate in the larger academic community throughout their stay. Two professorships are available for each academic year, 2013-2014 and 2014-2015.


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  1. Edward Vandervelde on

    Hello Michele,

    Congratulations on your visiting professorship! That is a great honor. I got to you through the New York Preservation Archive Project. I am Great Great Grandson of Fredrick MacMonnies who created Civic Virtue in Queens. I am an American Artist who has been studying with Larry Poons. I found the Weiner story to be quite comical, as the subject appears to be standing on two women figures which is kind of what Weiner himself was doing when his story broke and he had to step down from the senate. I have left my information with the N.Y.P.A.P. as I would like to be kept in the loop about the statue updates. The reason for contacting you is I would like tips or information on how to pitch and or seek funding for a possible show. Perhaps called the lineage of the artist, the work of Fredrick MacMonnies from the permanent collection and the work of Edward Vandervelde a hundred years later.
    My goal is to have an intriguing show demonstrating the progression of art within a bloodline.

    Please let me know if you think this is a good idea, and if you have any thoughts.
    Would also like any links you have pertaining to your writings or lectures about Civic Virtue.

    Thank You, Edward Vandervelde

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