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Alexander Nemerov

Alexander Nemerov

Faculty
Department Chair & Carl and Marilynn Thoma Provostial Professor in the Arts and Humanities
Art History

About

A scholar of American art, Nemerov writes about the presence of art, the recollection of the past, and the importance of the humanities in our lives today. Committed to teaching the history of art more broadly as well as topics in American visual culture--the history of American photography, for example--he is a noted writer and speaker on the arts. His most recent books are Silent Dialogues: Diane Arbus and Howard Nemerov (2015), Wartime Kiss: Visions of the Moment in the 1940s (2013) and Acting in the Night: Macbeth and the Places of the Civil War (2010).  In 2011 he published To Make a World: George Ault and 1940s America (2011), the catalogue to the exhibition of the same title he curated at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.  Among his recent essays are pieces on Danny Lyon, William Eggleston, Bill Yates, and Gregory Crewdson.

Nemerov's new book, Soulmaker: The Times of Lewis Hine,appeared in 2016, published by Princeton University Press.

His new monograph on the photographer Ralph Eugene Meatyard will appear in spring 2017.

Also in spring 2017, Nemerov will deliver the 66th annual Andrew W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. The topic of the lectures will be: "The Forest: America in the 1830s."

 

 

 

Events

December 4, 2017

Free and open to the public

Oshman Hall, McMurtry Building
October 18, 2017

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC WITH ADVANCE REGISTRATON

Oshman Hall, McMurtry Building
June 9, 2017

Free and open to the public with advance registration: flow-su.eventbrite.com

Room 370, The McMurtry Building
355 Roth Way, Stanford University
February 21, 2017

Free and open to the public with advance registration

Oshman Hall, McMurtry Building, 355 Roth Way
February 4, 2017

Free and open to the public with advance registration

Minnesota Street Project
1275 Minnesota Street, San Francisco

Related News

Aug 7 2017 | Stanford News
A new student-run journal focused on art history and film studies, called Manicule, released its first issue last month. The journal showcases scholarly and creative pieces...
Jul 12 2017
First issue published!  View the online PDF here. Manicule is an annual, student-run publication that showcases new undergraduate writing in the fields of art history and...
For six weeks in spring, Alexander Nemerov spent Sundays at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., where he gave the 66th annual A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine...
For six weeks this spring, Alexander Nemerov will be spending Sundays at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., where he will give the 66th annual A. W. Mellon...
Jan 17 2014 | The Stanford Daily
The Stanford Daily has released their Top 10: Professors list for 2014, and we're thrilled to see that both Alexander Nemerov and Adam Tobin are among this distinguished...