Elizabeth (Liz) Siegel

Biography

Siegel received her PhD from The University of Chicago in 2003. She has worked as a curator at the Art Institute of Chicago since 2001. Research interests: topics across the history of nineteenth-century photography, including family albums, photocollage, daguerreotypes, and a variety of vernacular practices; history of photography in Chicago, including the Institute of Design and the history of the Art Institute; historiography and the history of collecting photography.

Publications

 

“From the Institute of Design to the Art Institute of Chicago: Photography, the School, and the Museum,” in LICHT! Fotografie am New Bauhaus Chicago (Bauhaus-Archiv, 2017)

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“Recollections and Reflections on László Moholy-Nagy,” Leonardo 50, no. 3 (June 2017)

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Hugh Edwards at the Art Institute of Chicago, 1959–1970, Digital publication: media.artic.edu/edwards (2017)

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“The Modern Artist’s New Tools: Moholy’s Expanded Practice in Chicago,” in Moholy-Nagy: Future Present, eds. Carol Eliel, Karole Vail, and Matthew Witkovsky, (Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 2016)

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Abelardo Morell: The Universe Next Door, (Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 2013)

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“The Universalizing Mask,” in Ralph Eugene Meatyard: Dolls and Masks (Santa Fe: Radius Books, 2011)

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“An Age of Albums,” in Photography: The Origins 1839–1890, ed. Walter Guadagnini (Milan: Skira Editore, 2011)

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Galleries of Friendship and Fame: A History of Nineteenth-Century American Photograph Albums, (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010)

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Playing with Pictures: The Art of Victorian Photocollage, (Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 2009)

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Profiles

Charles Cohen
Charles Cohen
Italian Renaissance and Mannerist Art
CWAC 258
773.702.0619
Wei-Cheng Lin
Wei-Cheng Lin
Chinese Art and Architecture
CWAC 268
773.702.0268
2006-07
Iowa State University
Assistant Professor, East Asian Art and Architecture
Potters Wheel
Richard Neer
Ancient Greek Art and Architecture
CWAC 259
773.702.5890
Andrei Pop
Andrei Pop
Modern Art and Aesthetics
1130 East 59th Street
773.702.8410
Megan Sullivan
Megan Sullivan
Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art
CWAC 272
773.702.5126