Marsha Morton

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Professor History of Art and Design 718.636.3598 p 718.636.3501 f Brooklyn Campus, East Hall 2


M.A., University of Chicago; Ph.D., Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.


My research and teaching are based on the definition of art history as cultural history. My publications have focused on nineteenth-century visual culture and the history of ideas in Germany and Austria, with specific interconnections with evolutionary theory, anthropology, psychology, music, and the origins of modernism. I am currently exploring issues of race and ethnography in Viennese depictions of the Islamic Egyptian working-class. Books include Max Klinger and Wilhelmine Culture: On the Threshold of German Modernism (Ashgate 2014), the co-edited anthology The Arts Entwined: Music and Painting in the Nineteenth-Century (Garland 2000), and the catalog and exhibition on Pratt’s early history, Pratt and Its Gallery: The Arts & Crafts Years (1999). I am currently the Treasurer and past President of The Historians of German, Scandinavian, and Central European Art (HGSCEA).