Nineteenth-century French art, the influence of Japanese and Far Eastern art on that of Europe and the United States, through the Western perception of Asian aesthetics, to history and criticism of contemporary art and culture comprise my teaching and research interests. I have published articles and curated exhibitions on japonisme, Modern and contemporary art, Edouard Manet, Ivan Albright and Frank Stella.
Current research projects include:
Early collections of Japanese art in the United States and its cultural influence (a book length study), articles on Edouard Manet's painting Le Repos and the iconographical significance of his paired submissions to the Salon. From the 19th century to the 21st, links between high art and popular culture, between art and its audiences, and the display and reception of art, support many of the questions I seek to answer in my research.