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Katherine Nahum

fine arts department

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Adjunct Associate Professor

Ph.D., Boston University, 1993

Dissertation: The Importance of Velázquez to Goya, Manet and Sargent

Devlin Hall 401B
617-552-6476
katherine.nahum@bc.edu

Fields of Interest

Painting and Sculpture of the Nineteenth Century; Twentieth-Century Architecture; Psychoanalytic Approaches to Art; Irish Art from the 17th to the 20th Century.

Academic Profile

Professor Nahum, while teaching a range of nineteenth- and twentieth-century courses, pursues special interests in modern architecture and its cultural context, and the application of various psychological theories to art. She has been the co-curator for several exhibitions at the McMullen Museum, including Eire/Land (2003), Edvard Munch: Psyche, Symbol and Expression (2001), and Original Visions: Shifting the Paradigm: Women's Art, 1970-1996 (1997) for which she was also the co-editor.

Publications

  • "Manet's Gazes" in Medicographia, April, Vol. 33, No.2, 2011.
  • "Ensor's Parrot" in A New Key: Modern Belgian Art from the Simon Collection, edited by Jeffery Howe, McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College
  • "Observing Irish Romantic Landscape Painting" in Éire/Land, edited by Vera Kreilkamp, McMullen Museum, Boston College (2003).
  • "Simandl's Caryatids and Hoffmann's Stoclet Tower," in The Plume and the Palette, a Festschrift in Honor of Josephine von Henneberg, edited by Pamela Berger, Jeffery Howe and Susan A. Michalczyk (2001).
  • "In Wild Embrace': Attachment and Loss in Edvard Munch," in Edvard Munch: Psyche, Symbol and Expression, edited by Jeffery Howe, McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College (2001).
  • "Ciarán Lennon's Hidden Scripts," Eire-Ireland, Summer (1999).
  • "Eilís O'Connell: In the Roundness of Being," in Re/Dressing Cathleen: Contemporary Works from Irish Women Artists, McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College (1997).
  • "Magdalena Abakanowicz," Janet Fish," "Agnes Martin," "Carrie Mae Weems," in Original Visions: Shifting the Paradigm: Women's Art, 1970-1996, McMullen Museum of Art (1997).
  • "Manet in the Web of his Art and the Past," Devenir, Vol. 9, no. 3 (1997).