03.06.19 / Monica Bravo

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Monica Bravo

Assistant Professor, Visual Studies Program, CCA

Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 5:30-6:45 pm

“Greater American Modernism”

Monica Bravo is Assistant Professor of History and Theory of Photographic Media at California College of the Arts.  She specializes in the history of photography and the modern art of the Americas. Her current book project examines exchanges between U.S. modernist photographers and modern Mexican artists working in painting, poetry, music, and photography, resulting in the development of a “Greater American Modernism” in the interwar period.  Her research has been supported by fellowships from the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, the Center for Creative Photography, the Georgia O’Keeffe Research Center, the Harry Ransom Center, the Huntington Library and Art Collections, and the Terra Foundation for American Art. Bravo’s writing has appeared in History of Photography, The History of Illustration, caa.reviews,Art Criticism, and is forthcoming in American Art.  Prior to coming to CCA, she was a Lecturer at Yale University in the History of Art Department and Program in Ethnicity, Race, and Migration.  She earned her PhD in the History of Art and Architecture from Brown University in 2016; an MA in Art History and Criticism from Stony Brook University in 2009; and a BA in Studio Art (Photography concentration) from Dartmouth College in 2004.