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Rachel Durham

Instructor, Art History

ABD, Case Western Reserve University, Art History; Museum Studies, 2008
MA, Case Western Reserve University, 2005

Courses Taught
ARTH 1450 Western Art I
ARTH 1460 Western Art II
ARTH 3610 Art of the 19th Century
Women and Visual Art
American Visual Culture

Areas of Research/Artistic Focus
Durham is interested in the connection between the economic developments of the Great Depression and the outpouring of artwork by Americans that focus on circus performances as a critique of social class structure.

Recent Accomplishments
Previously, she taught art history at Cleveland State University and the University of Akron, and has also worked in a variety of gallery/museum settings including the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland, and Case Studio Gallery at Case Western Reserve University.

Papers presented at conferences include:
"Reginald Marsh and the Wonderland‚ Circus Sideshow," 15th Annual Space Between: Literature and Culture Conference, Chicago, Illinois.
"Burlesque and Censorship in 1930s America," SECAC Southeastern College Art Conference, Charleston, West Virginia.
"Gabriel Metsu's The Doctor's Visit," Midwest Art History Society Annual Conference, Dallas Museum of Art.
"Blind Man's Buff: A Re-Creation of the Paleolithic Goddess," Ohio University Graduate Art History Symposium, Athens, Ohio.


Faculty member at BGSU since 2009