Talia Shabtay


Talia Shabtay works on modern and contemporary art with a special focus on the intersections of art, technology, and knowledge production. She researches, writes, and teaches about the history of collaborations across art, design, engineering, and science; Cold War visual culture; history of design pedagogy; and technologies of vision.

She is currently at work on her first book project, which examines the visual practices of American artists, designers, engineers, and scientists who used or invented new technologies that transformed ways of seeing and learning during the early Cold War.

She is a contributing curator for the upcoming exhibition Virtual Witnessing: Seeing Caltech Science (California Institute of Technology, 2024), part of the Getty Foundation’s Pacific Standard Time 2024 series.

Her work has been supported by the Henry Luce Foundation/American Council for Learned Societies, the National Science Foundation, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the Mary and Leigh Block Museum.



Andrei Pop
Andrei Pop
Modern Art and Aesthetics
Department Chair
CWAC 162 | Tuesdays 1-2pm or by appointment.
Niall Atkinson
Niall Atkinson
Medieval and Renaissance Architecture and Urban History
CWAC 260
Wei-Cheng Lin
Wei-Cheng Lin
Chinese Art and Architecture
Architectural Studies Advisor
CWAC 268 | Office Hours: Wednesdays 9-10am and 12-1pm
Iowa State University
Assistant Professor, East Asian Art and Architecture
Potters Wheel
Richard Neer
Ancient Greek Art and Architecture
CWAC 259
Megan Sullivan
Megan Sullivan
Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art
CWAC 272