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Michael Ann Holly
1981 Ph.D., Cornell University (History of Art)
1976-77 Researcher in Residence at Warburg Institute, London, and University of Essex, Colchester, England
1976 M.A., Cornell University
1973 B.A., William Smith College, summa cum laude
University of Rochester
1999-2001 Director of Research and Academic Programs,
Clark Art Institute
1991-99 Professor and Chair of Art History/Visual and Cultural Studies,
1986-91 Associate Professor and Chair of Art and Art History, University of Rochester
1985-86 Associate Professor of Art History and Associate Professor of History,
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
1982-85 Assistant Professor of History and Art History, Hobart and William Smith
Fall 1984 London Term Abroad, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
1981-82 Assistant Professor of History, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
1978-80 Instructor in History (part-time), Hobart and William Smith Colleges
1975-76 Instructor in Freshman Humanities Seminar, and Instructor in Writing,
Honors and Awards
Seminars, Harvard University
2000 (Spring) Ernst Cassirer Professorship, University of Hamburg, Germany (declined)
1999 (Fall) Julia S. Phelps Annual Lecture in Art and the Humanities, Radcliffe
1999 (Summer) Getty Foundation Grant for Summer Institute on Visual Studies (Co-Director), University of Rochester
1999 (Spring) Chancellor’s Lecturer, University of California at Irvine
1999 (Spring) Franklin M. Ludden Lecture in Art History & Criticism, The Ohio
1998 Getty Foundation Grant for Summer Institute on Visual and Cultural Studies (Director), University of Rochester
1998 (Spring) Getty Scholar and Seminar Participant, "Case Studies," Los Angeles, CA
1997 (March) Sibley Lectureship, Alfred University
1996-98 Ailsa Bruce Mellon Senior Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the
Visual Arts, National Gallery, Washington, D.C.
1994 IREX (International Research and Exchanges Board) Senior Scholar Travel Grant to Poland and Czech Republic
1991-92 Guggenheim Fellow and Scholar Associate, Getty Center for History of
Art and Humanities, Santa Monica, CA
1991 Rockefeller Foundation Award (co-applicant), three years to University of
Rochester, "Women and the Comparative Arts," 1992-95
1990 Mellon Humanities Fellow, New York University Seminar
1989 ACLS Grant for Travel Abroad
1989 Getty Grant for Publication
1989 Princeton University, Institute for Advanced Study Grant for Travel
1989 National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute Grant, University of Rochester (Director)
1988 Visiting Women's Scholar, Queen's University
1987 National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute Grant, Hobart and William Smith Colleges (Director)
1986-87 National Endowment for the Humanities Year-Long Fellowship for
1985 Faculty Scholarship Prize, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
1983 American Council of Learned Societies Travel Grant
1983 Mellon Award for Faculty Research
l983 National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend
1983 Faculty Teaching Award, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
1983-84 Hobart and William Smith Special Early Leave for non-tenured faculty
. (ed. with Mark
Cheetham and Keith Moxey). Cambridge University Press (New York), 1998.
The Subjects of Art History: Historical Objects in Contemporary Perspective
Past Looking: Historical Imagination and the Rhetoric of the Image. Cornell University Press
Panofsky and the Foundations of Art History. Cornell University Press (Ithaca), 1984.
Paperback edition, 1985. Italian Translation (Panofsky e Fondamenti della Storia
dell’Arte) (Milan) 1991. Japanese edition, 1998.
Visual Culture: Images and Interpretations. (ed. with Norman Bryson and Keith Moxey).
University Press of New England (Hanover, NH), 1994.
Iconografia e Iconologia. Jaca Publications (Milan), 1992.
Visual Theory: Painting and Interpretation. (ed. with Norman Bryson and Keith Moxey). Polity
Press (Cambridge), 1990, and Harper and Row (New York), 1991.
"Mourning and Method," Philosophy, Art, Theory, History (forthcoming 2000)
"Cultural History, Connoisseurship, and Melancholy," I Tatti Studies (forthcoming 2000).
"Aby Warburg," Encyclopedia of the Renaissance (New York, 2000).
"Erwin Panofsky," Encyclopedia of the Renaissance (New York, 2000).
"Témoins d’une Annonciation," La Part de l’Oeil, 15-16 (1999-2000), ed. Holger Schmid
"Rhetoric of Remembrance," Essays in Honor of Nancy Struever, ed. M. Schlitt & J. Marino
(Rochester, forthcoming 2000).
"Syn for-tiden," Passepartout -- Skrifter for Kunsthistorie 14 (Summer 1999).
"Report on Projects," Center 18 (December 1998).
"Patterns in the Shadows," Art History 21 (December 1998): 467-478.
"Spirits and Ghosts in the Historiography of Art," The Subjects of Art History: Historical Objects in Contemporary Perspective, ed. M. Cheetham, M. Holly, K. Moxey (Cambridge, forthcoming 1998).
"Figural Speculations,"Text and Image in the Renaissance, ed. A. Payne (Cambridge, forthcoming 1999).
"Panofsky," Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (Oxford 1998).
"Schapiro Style," Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 55 (1997): 6-10.
"Saints and Sinners," October (Summer 1996).
"Quoting Rembrandt," Semiotica 104-3/4 (1995): 355-364.
"Past Looking," Vision and Textuality, ed. W. Readings and S. Melville (London, 1995).
"Wölfflin and the Imagining of the Baroque," Visual Culture, ed. N. Bryson, M. Holly, K. Moxey (Hanover & London, 1994).
"Art Theory," The Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism, ed. M. Groden and M. Kreiswirth (Baltimore, 1994).
"Iconologia e Iconographia," L'Arte (Critica e Conservazione) (Milan [Jaca], 1993).
"Witnessing an Annunciation," The Point of Theory, ed. M. Bal and I. Boer (Amsterdam and
New York, 1994).
"Unwriting Iconology," Iconography at the Crossroads, ed. Brendan Cassidy (Princeton, 1993).
"Witnessing an Annunciation," Proceedings of XXVIII International Congress of Art
"Writing Leonardo Backwards," New Literary History, 23 (Winter 1992): 173-211.
"Wölfflin and the Imagining of the Baroque," Kongress-Akten (Wölfenbuttel, l991).
"Past Looking," Critical Inquiry, 16 (Winter 1990): 371-396.
"Warburg, Iconology, and the `New' Art History," Actes du XXVlle Congres International
d'histoire de l'Art (Strasbourg, 1990).
"Vision and Revision in the History of Art," Theory Between the Disciplines, ed. Martin Kreiswirth and Mark Cheetham (Ann Arbor, 1990).
"Erwin Panofsky," Dictionary of American Biography (Fall 1988).
"Cultural History as a Work of Art: Jacob Burckhardt and Henry Adams," Style, 22 (Summer 1988): 209-218.
"Burckhardt and the Ideology of the Past," History of the Human Sciences, I (Summer 1988): 47-73.
"The Fabrication of Culture in the Histories of Jacob Burckhardt and Henry Adams," Proceedings of the American Historical Association (1987). "Art, History, and the Humanities" in Interpreting the Humanities, Woodrow Wilson Institute (Princeton, 1987).
"Panofsky et la Perspective," Erwin Panofsky: Cahiers pour un Temps, ed. Jacques Bonnet (Paris, 1983).
Review of A. Warburg, The Renewal of Pagan Antiquity (CAA.Reviews, January 2000)
Review of M. Podro, Depiction (CAA.Reviews, February 1999).
Review of G. Didi-Huberman, Fra Angelico: Dissemblance and Figuration, The
European Legacy, 2 (Dec. 1997): 1453-1454, 1998.
Review of Margaret Iversen, Alois Riegl: Art History and Theory, Central European History 27 (1995): 537-539.
Review of T.W. Bizzarro, Romanesque Architectural Criticism: A Prehistory; The American
Historical Review (June 1994).
Review of Stephen Bann, The True Vine, Art Bulletin, LXXIII (June 1991):340-334.
Review of S. Ferretti, Cassirer, Panofsky, and Warburg; Renaissance Quarterly, 43 (Winter 1990):862-863.
Review of Michael Kubovy, The Psychology of Renaissance Perspective, Journal of the History
of European Ideas (Spring 1989).
Review of Clement Greenberg, The Collected Essays and Criticism, ed. John O’Brian,
Philadelphia Inquirer Book Review, April 26, l987.
Review of Paul H.D. Kaplan, The Rise of the Black Magus in Western Art, American Historical
Review (September 1987).
Review of Meryle Secrest, "The Public and the Private Kenneth Clark," Kenneth Clark: A
Biography. Philadelphia Inquirer Book Review, April 7, 1985.
September 2000 -- "Melancholy, Art History, and the Fin-de-Siecle in Vienna," International Congress of the History of Art, London
March 2000 -- "Mourning, Method, and the Millenium," Bucknell
February 2000 -- "The Monograph and Critical Theory," College Art Association Annual Meeting, New York
February 2000 -- "Reading and Writing Art History," College Art Association Annual Meeting,
December 1999 -- "The Melancholy Art," Silberberg Lecture, Institute of the Fine Arts, New
November 1999 -- "Mourning and Method," Slade School of Art, London
November 1999 -- "Mourning and Method" and "Melancholy, Art History, and the
Fin-de-Siecle in Vienna," seminars at Oslo, Norway.
November 1999 -- "The Melancholy Art," Julia S. Phelps Annual Lecture in Art and
Humanities, Radcliffe Seminars, Harvard University.
October 1999 -- Getty Lecture on Historiography, Los Angeles, California
June 1999 – Symposium on "Italian Renaissance Scholarship in the Twentieth Century," Villa I Tatti, Florence
May 1999 – Franklin M. Ludden Lecturer, Ohio State.
May 1999 – Chancellor’s Lecturer, University of California at Irvine.
May 1999 – Lecturer, University of Southern California.
April 1999 -- Symposium on the "Methodology of Art History," Stockholm, Sweden.
March 1999 – "Renaissance Revel," Johns Hopkins University.
February 1999 – Lecturer, Ithaca College.
September 1998 -- "Patterns in the Shadows," University of Toronto.
July 1998 -- "Patterns in the Shadows," Getty Summer Institute on Visual and Cultural Studies.
August 1997 -- Lectures on Historiography at University of Sydney (Australia), and University
of Otago, University of Wellington, University of Auckland (New Zealand).
April 1997 -- "The Melancholy Art: The Vienna School of Art History," Getty Center for Art
and the Humanities, Los Angeles, California. Also at Alfred University, Alfred, NY.
March 1997 -- "Recycling Culture," Society for the Humanities, Cornell University.
November 1996 -- "The Melancholy Art: The Vienna School of Art History," National Gallery
of Art, Washington, D.C.
October 1996 -- "Heritage of Apelles," Columbia University, New York.
October 1996 -- "Aesthetics and Art History," American Society for Aesthetics Annual
August 1996 -- "Reciprocity and Reception Theory," Word and Image Conference, Dublin, Ireland.
May 1996 -- "Witnessing an Annunciation," University of Helsinki, Finland.
April 1996 -- Commentator, "Critical Reflexivity and Visual Culture: Attending to Method, Process, and Agenda," CUNY Graduate Center, New York.
April 1996 -- Panelist, "Questioning the Identity of Cultural Studies," University of Rochester.
March 1996 -- "Schapiro Style," Pacific Association for Aesthetics, Asilomar, California
February 1996 -- Discussant on "Teaching Art History After History," College Art Association, Boston.
September 1995 -- "Comparables," Institute for Theory and Criticism, London, Ontario.
March 1995 -- "Warburg and the Serpent Ritual," German Cultural Studies Symposium, Cornell University.
January 1995 -- "Reciprocity and Reception History," College Art Association, San Antonio, Texas.
January 1995 -- "Merode Altarpiece," University of Poznan, Poland.
June 1994 -- "Witnessing an Annunciation," Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, New York.
May 1994 -- "Visual Thinking," SUNY at Buffalo.
May 1994 -- "Lacan and Art History," York University, Toronto.
March 1994 -- "Figural Speculations," Antiquity and Antiquity Transumed Symposium, University of Toronto.
February 1993 -- Commentator on "Formalism" panel, College Art Association, Seattle,
1999-2001 Head of Research, Clark Institute.
2000-2003 Chair, Association of Research Institutes in Art History (ARIAH).
2000-2004 Elected Board Member, College Art Association.
1986-1999 Chair of the Department of Art and Art History, University of Rochester.
1999 Co-Director of Getty Summer Institute on "Art History and Visual Studies."
1998 Co-Director of Getty Summer Institute on "Visual and Cultural Studies."
1997 Summer Institute on Technology.
1994-95 Chair of Rockefeller Grant Committee, Susan B. Anthony Center.
1993 Consultant for Art Department at Arizona State University.
1992 Co-organizer of "History and Theory," International Congress of Art, Berlin (July).
1992 Co-organizer of "Historiography," College Art Association Meetings, Chicago (February).
1990 Organizer of "Art History Within and Without," British Association of Art Historians, London.
1989 Consultant for Centre for Theory and Criticism at University of Western Ontario 1989 Consultant for Art Department at Rhodes College
1989 Co-Director of six-week National Endowment for the Humanities Institute on "Theory and Interpretation in the Visual Arts."
1988 Co-Founder with Mieke Bal and Norman Bryson of Comparative Arts program at the University of Rochester.
1987-95 Board of Managers, Memorial Art Gallery
1987-95 Associate, Susan B. Anthony Center for Women's Studies
1987 Co-Director of six-week National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute on "Theory and Interpretation in the Visual Arts."
1985-86 Chair of Art Department, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
1982 & 1984 Director of Freshman General Education, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Committees at University of Rochester:
1998-99 Humanities Center Committee
1988-98 Visual and Cultural Studies Steering Committee
1988-98 Cabinet of Department Chairs
1995 Associate Dean of Faculty Search Committee
1988-94 Susan B. Anthony Steering Committee
1988-90 Affirmative Action/Grievance Committee
1988-90 Curriculum Committee
1988-90 Admissions Committee
1988-90 Steering Committee on Interpretation Cluster
Editorial and Grant Review Work:
1999 Humanities Review, University of Helsinki, Finland
1999-2000 NEH Panel Review, Art History
1998-2002 Millard Meiss Publication Fund Committee, College Art Association
1997-98 Reader for University of California Press, Berkeley
1988-98 Reader for Journal of the History of Ideas
1985-98 Reader for Cornell University Press
1995-00 Getty Fellowship Selection Committee, Santa Monica (two committees)
1996 Reader for Art Bulletin
1995 Consultant for Central European University, Prague (for program in Advanced Studies in Art and Architecture)
1988-95 Reader for University of California Press
1994 Reader for Art Bulletin
1990-93 Board of Directors, Communication Series, Rutgers University Press, Cambridge Social History of Art Series, University of Rochester Press
1990-92 Reader for Zone Books
1989-90 Reader for Penn State Press
1988-89 Reader for New Cambridge Art History
1988-89 Reader for Journal of the History of European Idea
1985-87 Reader for Getty Postdoctoral Fellowships
2000-04 Board of Directors, College Art Association
2000-03 Chair, Association for Research Institutes in Art History (ARIAH)
1996-97 Board of Directors, Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis
1992-96 Center for the Arts, University of Western Ontario
1988-99 Board of Directors, Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester
Art Historiography and Criticism
Medieval Art and Architecture
Italian and Northern Renaissance Art
to the course History and Theory of Art after the Cultural Turn