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James Bloom Associate Professor of Art History • Chair of Art History & Studio Art programs (Spring) Art History
Work Jones Visual Arts Center—210
Work Phone: 859.238.5733

James Bloom joined Centre’s faculty in 2011, and is associate professor of art history. He was named a Centre Scholar in 2015, and has been awarded fellowships from the U.S. Fulbright Foundation, The American Council of Learned Societies, and the Belgian-American Educational Foundation. He is currently a member of the Board of Governors for the Speed Art Museum in Louisville.

He teaches a wide range of courses on art history and visual culture, from economic histories of the arts to the history of portraiture to the intersections of art, science, and technology. He also regularly teaches in the first-year humanities sequence, and has led study abroad programs in Belgium, The Netherlands, and Austria.

His research addresses the historical advent of easel painting as a tool for domestic decoration, and he is currently completing a book on this subject entitled The Social Image: Essays on the Genealogy of Easel Painting in Early Modern Europe. He is also co-authoring an essay on the contemporary market for mass-produced paintings.

He received a B.A. in art history and English literature from Dartmouth College, and earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in art history from Duke University.

Email: james.bloom@centre.edu

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