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B.A., University of California, Berkeley
Professor Brion teaches courses on modern and contemporary art, especially of Europe and the United States, as well as a selection of courses with a broader global and/or chronological focus. Her research focuses on the intersection of politics, public art, and decorative painting in France, 1890-1914. Other areas of interest include the role of art in education (particularly the early twentieth-century movement to leverage art as an “intuitive” means of inculcating aesthetic principles and increasing children’s receptivity to instruction) and issues of race and representation.
- Public Art and Its Public(s) in the United States
- Art and Gender
- Ways of Seeing: Theory and Methods in Art History
- Global Perspectives in Art History
- Consuming the Visual Arts in Late-Nineteenth-Century France
- Representing Difference: Race, Ethnicity, and the Visual Arts from the Age of Enlightenment to the 21st Century
- “Courbet’s Bathers and ‘The Hottentot Venus’: Destabilizing Whiteness in the Mid-Nineteenth-Century Nude” (forthcoming with Word & Image)
- “The Fin-de-Siècle Poster: Modern Stimulus in the French Interior,” in Designing the French Interior: The Modern Home and Mass Media, edited by Anca Lasc, Georgina Downey and Mark Taylor (London: Bloomsbury, 2015).
- “Eugène Atget and the Fin-de-Siècle Interior: Revelatory Excess,” The University of Michigan Museums of Art and Archaeology Bulletin XVI (2005-2006). Reprinted in volume three, part four of Mark Taylor, ed., Interior Design and Architecture: Critical and Primary Sources, 4 vols. (London: Bloomsbury, 2013).
- “Paul Signac’s Decorative Propaganda of the 1890s,” RIHA Journal 0044 (July 14, 2012), Special Issue “New Directions in Neo-Impressionism,” http://www.riha-journal.org/
articles/2012/2012-jul-sep/ special-issue-neo- impressionism/brion-signacs- decorative-propaganda.