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Andrew Wasserman Professorial Lecturer Department of Art

PhD Stony Brook University; MA Stony Brook University; BA Johns Hopkins University

Andrew Wasserman specializes in late modern and contemporary art, with a focus on public art, architecture, and urban design. His current research project examines art and architecture of nuclear fear in the final decade of the Cold War, attending to how artists, architects, designers, and activist communities collaborated to influence national policies and prevent nuclear war.

His work has appeared in American Art, Archives of American Art Journal, The Art Bulletin, Art Journal, The Avery Review, Journal of Urban History, Public Art Dialogue, Visual Resources, and elsewhere. Grants and fellowships from the Andy Warhol Foundation, the UC National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement, the New England Regional Fellowship Consortium, NYU’s Center for the United States and the Cold War, the Hagley Library’s Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society, and other foundations and centers have supported this work.

Dr. Wasserman is currently co-chair of Public Art Dialogue. For more information about PAD, visit
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Fall 2022

  • ARTH-211 Ethics of Art Museums

  • ARTH-211 Ethics of Art Museums

  • ARTH-600 Approaches to Art History

Spring 2023

  • ARTH-210 How Art Became Modern

  • ARTH-210 How Art Became Modern

  • ARTH-696 Selected Topics:Non-Recurring: Curatorial Practices