Relationship between French Art and Religion/National Identity/Politics/Gender/Pop Culture
European and American Art History
European and American art culture and critical theory 18th c.-present
World War I�s impact on European and American art and culture (especially religious art/academic art/inspirational art and propaganda/memorials and commemorations)
Joan of Arc: Her life and times and her afterlife in European and American Art/literature/music/popular culture/religion/political symbolism/rhetoric.
Corcoran Museum of Art, Washington, D.C., ï¿½Joan of Arcï¿½ (open November 2006-January 2007).Knights of Columbus Museum, New Haven, Conn., ï¿½Joan of Arc: From Medieval Maiden to Modern Saintï¿½ (open May-September 2007). Chapin Library, Williams College, Williamstown, Mass., ï¿½Aesopï¿½s Animals and Other Moral Beastsï¿½ (open May-July 1985).May Gallery, John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library, The Catholic University of America, ï¿½To Believe: The Spirited Art of Coritaï¿½ (open October-December 2012).Salve Regina Gallery, The Catholic University of America, ï¿½Reza Ghanadï¿½ (open October-December 2011).Salve Regina Gallery, The Catholic University of America, ï¿½Crafting a Legacy: A Half Century of Art at CUAï¿½ (open October 2010).
Spinner or Saint: Context and Meaning in Gauguin�s First Fresco
published in Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide: A Journal of Nineteenth-Century, Volume 11, Issue 2. This article investigates the question (still unresolved in the scholarship) as to whether or not Paul Gaugin portrayed Joan of Arc in his first extant mural Breton Girl Spinning (Jeanne dï¿½Arc), 1889]. This mural remained publicly unknown until 1924; it is now in the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam.