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  • Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby


    European and American Art Since 1700

    Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1995
    M.A., University of Michigan, 1989
    B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1978

  • Bio

    Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby specializes in 18th- through early 20th-century French art and visual and material culture, particularly in relation to colonial politics. She is the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards, including a grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, 2005; an Andrew W. Mellon New Directions Fellowship, 2002-3; a J. Paul Getty Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1998-9; a History of Art Undergraduate Association Award for Outstanding Contribution to Art Historical Education, 2003; and The Distinguished Teaching Award, 2012.

    She has been a member of the editorial board of Representations since Spring 1997. Her recent seminars include Visualizing Labor in 19th-century France; Photography and Empire; France’s Orientalisms; Monuments and Ruins; Delacroix and Ingres; Jacques-Louis David and the French Revolution; and Géricault and the Body Politic. Undergraduate lecture courses include Art and Colonialism, the Age of Revolution, the Spectacle of Modernity and the Introductory Survey. She is now focusing on the relationships among media and technologies in 19th-century France, including painting, photography, sculpture, drawing, prints, and engineering design.

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