Lori Johnson, Ph.D.

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Title: 
Associate Professor - Art History
Office Location: 
Murphy Fine Arts 316
Phone: 
443-885-3861
Email: 
lori.johnson@morgan.edu
Education:


BA George Washington University
MA American University
Ph.D. Princeton University

Education:


BA George Washington University
MA American University
Ph.D. Princeton University

I specialize in modern and contemporary art, particularly the nineteenth century. In my research, I focus on the relationship between discourse and cultural practice with an emphasis on how art normalizes the operations of power through the representation of class, race, gender and sexuality. My current research projects include a study on early African-American photographers, and how their images of blacks both before, during, and after the Civil War reveal a history and legacy of the black experience beyond that of victimization. In addition to my study on early black photographers, I have published essays on the Post-Impressionist artist Pierre Bonnard and am currently completing publications on the sculptor Meta Warrick Fuller, French landscape painter Camille Corot, the Pictorialist photographer F. Holland Day, and the architect Julian Abele. I have presented at conferences symposia both in the United States and abroad including the annual conferences the Nineteenth-Century Studies Association, Association of Art Historians, and the Modernist Studies Association, as well as the Edinburgh Art Festival, and Documenta. Before coming to Morgan, I taught at the Corcoran School of Art and Design, the State University of New York at Buffalo, and Colgate University, where I was a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellow.