Faculty Profile

Elizabeth Lee

Associate Professor of Art History (2006)

Contact Information

leee@dickinson.edu

Weiss Center for the Arts Room 225
717.245.1259

Bio

Professor Lee teaches courses in modern, contemporary and American art as well as art theory, art historical methods, gender and sexuality in art and the visual culture of medicine. Her research has been published in Smithsonian American Art, The Journal of American Culture, Nineteenth Century and Hektoen International: A Journal of Medical Humanities. Her current research examines the links between late nineteenth-century American art and the history of the body, medicine and health. She has received funding for this project from the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, the Huntington Library, the Wolfsonian Institute and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Education

  • B.A., Wake Forest University, 1990
  • M.A., University of Minnesota, 1993
  • Ph.D., Indiana University, 2002

2017-2018 Academic Year

Fall 2017

ARTH 314 Contemporary Art
A survey of major artists and movements from post-World War II to the present, beginning with Pop art through Postmodernism and global art today. The course will also incorporate key critical and theoretical writings from the period for discussion. Prerequisite: 101 and 102 or permission of the instructor.

ARTH 407 Art History Senior Seminar
An intensive seminar wherein students conduct original research on selected works of art as part of curating a formal, public exhibition in The Trout Gallery. Research is directed towards interpretive essays that go through multiple writing revisions, resulting in a publishedexhibition catalogue edited by the seminar faculty member and Trout Gallery Staff, and designed by Dickinson College Design Services Staff. Students work collaboratively as curators and contributors to the catalogue, and undertake a professional-level experience, most often reserved for graduate study or museum professionals. All of the senior majors' art historical knowledge and critical skills will be put to use in the Senior Seminar with the goal of further refining their ability to conduct advanced research and formal, polished writing.Prerequisite: Senior Art History majors only.