College of Arts and Sciences

Naomi Hume, PhD

  • Naomi Hume, PhD
    PhD, Art History
    Associate Professor, Art History
    Chair, Department of Art and Art History
    Phone: 206-296-5365
    Building/Room: Fine Arts 212

    Biography

    Naomi Hume, Associate Professor of Art History   

    Ph.D. University of Chicago, 2004

    M.A. University of Chicago, 1997

    B.A. Princeton University, 1994

     

    FIELD:

    Modern Art History

    Central and Eastern Europe

     

    RECENT COURSES:

    ART 460 Robots, Machines and the Body: Utopia and Dystopia in Avant-Garde Art

    ART 393 Dandies and Dangerous Women: Decadent Art around 1900

    ART 316 History of Modernism

    ART 317 History of Photography

    ART 212 Survey of Western Art 2: The Status of the Renaissance Artist and the Rise of the Avant-Garde

     

    RECENT PUBLICATIONS:

    "Avant-Garde Anachronisms: Prague's Group of Fine Artists and Viennese Art Theory,"

    Slavic Review, Fall 2012.

    "The Nature Print and Photography in the 1850s," History of Photography Feb. 2011.

    "Context and Controversy around Prague's Art Monthly: Umělecký Měsíčník, 1911-1914,"

    Centropa: Journal of Central European Architecture and Related Arts, Sept. 2010.

     

    CURRENT RESEARCH AND RECENT ACTIVITIES:

    Hume is currently working on research projects concerning the stakes of avant-garde sculpture in the work of Otto Gutfreund and Alexander Archipenko and about František Kupka's Anarchist Colors.

    She has received several awards to support her research, including Seattle University's Summer Faculty Fellowship and College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Research Fellowship, the University of Chicago's Franke Institute fellowship, and a fellowship from the Max-Planck-Institute for the History of Science in Berlin.

    Hume has presented her work at international conferences in Belgium, Britain, the Czech Republic and Sweden. She has presented at such national and international conferences in the US as the College Art Association, the Popular Culture Association, and the Michigan Czech Studies conference. Recent presentations include "The Vienna School of Art History and the Czech Avant-Garde," "Kitsch and Avant-garde: Folk Culture and 'the New Art'" "Representation and its Limits: Caricatures of Modern Art and Modern War in Central Europe," "Deception by Touch: The Nature Print and Photography in the Mid-Nineteenth Century," and "Organic Motives: František Kupka's Anarchism from Caricature to Abstraction."