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Anna Chave, Professor

Anna Chave, the author of books on Mark Rothko and Constantin Brancusi, has also authored many articles on subjects ranging (chronologically) from Picasso’s Demoiselles d’Avignon, and Georgia O’Keeffe, to Pollock and Krasner, Eva Hesse, and Agnes Martin. She is particularly known for her writings on Minimalism, “Minimalism and the Rhetoric of Power,” 1990, and “Minimalism and Biography,” 2000, and for bringing a feminist approach to the interpretation of abstract art.
email: achave@aol.com


William Clark, Professor

Clark is an internationally recognized scholar of medieval art and architecture who has published in the major journals in the field, authored four books (so far) and numerous scholarly papers published here and abroad.  Clark regularly presents 3-4 papers at conferences and meetins every year.  He has appeared in the PBS series "The Art of the Western World," which is regularly rebroadcast, and on a Nova program with Robert Mark.  His major interests focus on the conceptual thinking of medieval builders, artists and parons, as is revealed in the works of art, revival elements in medieval architecture, and the beginnings of architectural photography in Europe, 1839-ca. 1865.
email: wclark@qc1.qc.edu


Xiaoping Lin, Associate Professor

Xiaoping Lin, Associate Professor, Ph.D., Yale University,1993, Art Department, teaches courses on Asian art and cinema; has published numerous critical essays on contemporary Chinese art and film in Third Text (London) and other academic journals; a recent article titled "Jia Zhangke's Cinematic Trilogy: A Journey across the Ruins of Post-Mao China," has appeared in Sheldon Lu and Emilie Yeh (eds.), Chinese-Language Film: Historiography, Poetics, Politics (University of Hawai'i Press, February 2005).
email: Xiaopinglin@prodigy.net

James M. Saslow, Professor

James M. Saslow teaches at Queens College and the CUNY Graduate Center, and previously taught at Columbia University and Vassar College; in 2004 he was the Kennedy Visiting Professor in Renaissance Studies at Smith College. His teaching and research focus on the Italian Renaissance and Baroque period, with special interests in gender and sexuality and in the visual aspects of the theatre.
His first book, Ganymede in the Renaissance, helped open the field of art history to serious consideration of the role of homosexuality and gender in the early modern period. A co-founder of the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at CUNY and a two-term co-chair of the College Art Association's Gay and Lesbian Caucus, he has lectured nationwide on homosexuality and art, particularly on Michelangelo, whose poetry he translated. He organized an international conference at the CUNY Graduate Center in 2004 on "InterseXions: Queer Visual Culture at the Crossroads."

A former arts journalist and film animator who also studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design, he specializes further in early modern architecture, particularly theatrical design; he has created costumes and backdrops for a Baroque opera production and wrote and directed a staged adaptation of the famous Renaissance etiquette book, Castiglione’s Book of the Courtier. While a Mills Fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, he completed The Medici Wedding of 1589, which was awarded the 1997 Gordan Prize from the Renaissance Society of America.

His most recent book, Pictures and Passions: A History of Homosexuality in the Visual Arts, received two awards from the Lambda Literary Foundation. He is currently working on a study of the 16th-century artist Giovanni Bazzi (Il Sodoma), and a memoir of gay and lesbian culture.
email: saslowj@earthlink.net