AMY B. WERBEL
|Professor of Art History and American Studies
Department of History
Saint Michael's College
One Winooski Park
Colchester, Vermont 05439
PROFESSOR OF ART HISTORY AND
Saint Michael's College
Courses taught include First-Year Seminar: Looking at Art, Visual Culture of the United States, West African and African Diaspora Art, Survey of the History of Art, Introduction to American Studies, Special Topics in Art and/or Architectural History of Vermont, and Art History for Classroom Teachers. (9/1994 - present)
Department of English Language and Culture
Guangdong University of Foreign Studies
Courses taught: American Culture from the Civil War to World War I (graduate), Introduction to American Studies: The 1960s (graduate), Survey of American Visual Culture (undergraduate), and Faculty Seminar: Teaching America. (8/2011-7/2012)
Guest Lecturer for Staff Development (1/2008 - 4/2008)
METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART
MUSEUM of FINE ARTS,
Ph.D. in the History of Art, 1996
HARVARD AND RADCLIFFE COLLEGES
B.A. magna cum laude in Fine Arts, 1986
FELLOWSHIPS and GRANTS
|SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN ART MUSEUM
Senior Fellowship, June-August, 2010
ENGLAND REGIONAL FELLOWSHIP CONSORTIUM
NEW YORK STATE LIBRARY
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
American Visual Culture During the Reign of Anthony Comstock,
Lessons from China: America in the Minds and Hearts of the World's Most Important Rising Generation (in progress)
Thomas Eakins: Art, Medicine, and Sexuality in Nineteenth-Century Philadelphia
(New Haven Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2007). see reviews
*chosen "Outstanding Academic Title" for 2008 by Choice Magazine*
|PUBLICATIONS: ESSAYS, SELECTED||
"The Crime of the Nude: Anthony Comstock, the Art Student's League of New York, and the Origins of Modern Obscenity," (submitted).
"Searching for Smut: Hot on the Trail of Anthony Comstock," Common-Place Journal (October, 2010).
"Thomas Eakins: Last of the Art Crusaders," in Kathleen A. Foster, ed. A Drawing Book / by Thomas Eakins. (Philadelphia, PA: Philadelphia Museum of Art in association with Yale University Press, 2005): 27-44.
"For Our Age and Country: Nineteenth-Century Art Education at Central High School," in Central High School Alumni Exhibition. (exh. cat., Philadelphia, PA: Woodmere Art Museum, 2002): 6-12.
"Thomas Eakins's Early Years," in Thomas Eakins: American Realist. (exh. cat., Philadelphia, PA: Philadelphia Museum of Art in association with Yale University Press, 2001): 1-12.
"The Foley Food Mill," in Jules David Prown and Kenneth Haltman, eds. American Artifacts: Material Culture Theory and Method. (East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University Press, 2000): 229-242.
"Art and Science in the Work of Thomas Eakins: The Case of Spinning and Knitting," American Art 12, no. 3 (Fall, 1998): 31-45.
"Perspective in Thomas Eakins' Rowing Pictures," in Helen A. Cooper, ed. Thomas Eakins: The Rowing Pictures. (exh. cat., New Haven, CT: Yale Art Gallery, 1996): 79-89.
"Portraits of George Washington and the Formation of American Political Power," University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China (June 16, 2012).
"Censorship of Visual Culture in the United States," "African Cultural Traditions in American Art and Architecture," and "Modern American Art," Xinjiang Normal University, Urumqi, Uygur Autonomous Region, China (May 31 and June 1, 2012).
"Censorship of Visual Culture in the United States," and "African Cultural Traditions in American Art and Architecture," Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China (May 18, 2012).
"Understanding American History Through Our Art," Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts (March 30, 2012).
"Censorship of Visual Culture in the United States," and "Images of George Washington and the Formation of American Political Power," Peking University Transnational Law School, Shenzhen, China (February 29, 2012).
"Art and National Identity in the Early Republic and Antebellum Era," United International College, Zhuhai, China (February 23, 2012).
"Censorship of Visual Culture in the United States," School of Modern Languages and Culture, Hong Kong University (February 8th, 2012).
"Norman Rockwell and Social Issues in American Art," and "Understanding American History Through Our Art," Guilin University of Electronic Technology, Guilin, China (November 10 and 11, 2011).
"Censorship of Visual Culture in the United States," "Architecture and Culture of New York City," and "The Rise and Role of Women Artists in the United States" Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing, China (November 3 and 4, 2011).
"Censorship of Visual Culture in the United States," and "The Rise and Role of Women Artists in the United States" Shantou University, Shantou, China (October 27 and 28, 2011).
with Frederick Lane, College
Art Association session: Jurisprudishness:
Law and Visual Culture in the United States,
1842-1973 (February 11,
"Art and Vice Confounded: Anthony Comstock's 1906 Prosecution of the Art Student's League of New York" New England American Studies Association Annual Conference (October 2, 2010).
"What Every American Art Historian Should Know about Anthony Comstock" Smithsonian American Art Museum (August 5, 2010).
"Anthony Comstock and the Censorship of Radical Women: Prosecutions of Victoria Woodhull, Margaret Sanger, Emma Goldman, and Mary Ware Dennett"
Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe College (January 6, 2009).
"The Life and Legacy of Anthony Comstock" Connecticut Historical Society (July 3, 2008).
"A Complicated Life: Thomas Eakins and the Politics of Art and History" Yale Club of New York City (May, 2008).
"The Epistemology of Thomas Eakins' Gross Clinic" College Art Association Annual Conference (February, 2008).
"Old and New Views of American Art" Shelburne Museum (January-April, 2008).
"From Somdomite to Souteneur:
American Response to the Trial of Oscar Wilde" Saint Michael's
College Humanities Colloquium (October, 2006).
"Transgressive Body Politics: Artistic and Medical Anatomy
Nineteenth-Century Philadelphia" Dartmouth College Humanities Institute
"From Charles Willson Peale to Thomas Eakins: The Artist/Scientist in Nineteenth-Century Philadelphia," Saint Michaels College Humanities Colloquium (October, 2005).
"The Full Monty in the Academy: Art, Science and Sexuality in Thomas Eakins' Teaching Practices," Saint Michaels College Humanities Colloquium (October, 2004).
"Thomas Eakins' Drawings: An Introduction to his Life and Art," Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (October, 2001).
"Discovering Nineteenth-Century American Art," (six-lecture series), Robert Hull Fleming Museum, University of Vermont (April-May, 2001).
"Thomas Eakins' Life and Art," Robert Hull Fleming Museum, University of Vermont (February, 2001).
"Process on Paper: Drawings from Charles Bregler's Thomas
Eakins Collection at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine
Fleming Museum, University of Vermont, FebMay,
2001; Museum of American Art at the Pennsylvania
Academy of the Fine Arts, Sept-Dec, 2001.
"Thomas Eakins: Scenes from American Life" WHYY
documentary. Script and editorial
advice, and on-air commentary for one-hour documentary film nationally broadcast in June, 2002.
George B. Bryan Award for Excellence in
a Vermont Research Project, Center for
Research on Vermont, University of Vermont. Students
received this award for their
website detailing the history of Fort
in Colchester, Vermont.
Alumni Dissertation Fellowship
Mellon Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship
Robert Lehman Research Fellowship
Henry R. Luce Fellowship
HARVARD AND RADCLIFFE COLLEGES
Joseph Pulitzer, Jr. '36 Travel Award, Fine Arts Department
John Harvard Scholarship
Harvard College Scholarship
Elizabeth Cary Agassiz Award
|College Art Association
American Studies Association
Association of Historians of American Art