Naomi Hume, PhD

PhD, Art History

Associate Professor, Art History

Phone: 206.296.5365

Building/Room: Fine Arts 212


Naomi Hume, Associate Professor of Art History   

Ph.D. University of Chicago, 2004

M.A. University of Chicago, 1997

B.A. Princeton University, 1994



Modern Art History

Central and Eastern Europe



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



"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.



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."