Martha Ward

Martha Ward

Associate Professor of Art History and the College
253 Cochrane-Woods Art Center
773.702.9497

Ph.D. Johns Hopkins - 19th and 20th century art. Research interests center on the reception of works of art and on the relationship between the theory, criticism and practice of painting; the history of exhibitions and museums.

Selected Publications

  • Pissarro, Neo-Impressionism, and the Spaces of the Avant-Garde. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996).
  • Richard Brettell, (Art Bulletin).
  • Henri Dorra, (Burlington Magazine).
    A Bibliography of Salon Criticism in Second Empire Paris, co-authored with Christopher Parsons (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1986).
  • Robert Lethbridge, French Studies 42 (Fall, 1987).
  • John House, Burlington Magazine 129 (Oct. 1987): pp. 679.
    Claudine Mitchell, "What's to be done with the Salonnier," (Oxford Art Journal 10 1987,) pp. 106-113.
  • "Art in the Age of Visual Culture: France in the 1930s," in The Lure of the Object (Williamstown, MA: Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, 2005).
  • "The Politics of Labels," (Smart Museum of Art Bulletin 13, 2001-02,) pp. 11-19.
  • "What's Important about the History of Modern Art Exhibitions?" in Thinking about Exhibitions, ed. Reesa Greenberg, et al (London: Routledge, 1996).
  • "Art Criticism to Art News: Journalistic Reviews in Late Nineteenth-Century France" in Art and its Institutions in Nineteenth-Century France, eds. Michael Orwicz (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1995).
  • "Entries on Albert Dubois-Pillet and Henri-Edmond Cross for The Dictionary of Art" (London: Macmillan Publishers, 1995).
  • "Impressionist Installations and Private Exhibitions," Art Bulletin 73 (Dec. 1990,) pp. 599-622.
  • "Seurat," Oxford Art Journal 9, no. 2 (1987,) pp. 79-80.
  • "The Rhetoric of Independence and Innovation," in The New Painting: Impressionism 1874-1886, eds. Charles Moffett, (Washington: National Gallery of Art, 1986,) pp. 420-442.
  • "Introductory Essay and Catalogue Entries", Homage to Camille Pissarro: The Last Years 1890-1903, (Memphis: Dixon Gallery and Gardens, 1980).
  • Bibliography, Provenances and Documentation, Camille Pissarro (London: Hayward Gallery, 1980).
  • "Frank Stella: The Black Paintings," collaborated with Brenda Richardson (Baltimore: Baltimore Museum of Art, 1976).
  • "Frank Stella," Arts Magazine (Dec. 1976) pp. 24.
  • Matisse, His Sources and His Contemporaries: Prints and Sculptures, (Chapel Hill: Ackland Art Center, 1973).
  • Book on French museological practice and discourse in the 1930s, focusing on the development of the modern art history exhibition. (For the University of Chicago Press, work in progress).
  • Anthology of primary texts of debates about art museums, their policies, collections and audiences from the Enlightenment to WWII. (In conjunction with the Bard Center for Curatorial Studies, work in progress).
  • Article on Lucien Pissarro's paintings of his studio in the context of Neo-impressionist representations. (Work in progress).
Education 

Ph.D. Johns Hopkins - 19th and 20th century art.