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Betsy Fahlman

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Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1505
Instructor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1505
Instructor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1505
Biography

Betsy Fahlman is a Professor of Art History at Arizona State University, where she has taught since 1988. She did her undergraduate work at Mount Holyoke College, and graduate work at the University of Delaware, where she earned her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. A specialist in American Art, her interests include public art, American modernism, the New Deal, industrial archeology and the art history of Arizona. Her books include Kraushaar Galleries: Celebrating 125 Years (2010), New Deal Art in Arizona (2009), Wonders of Work and Labor: The Steidle Collection of American Industrial Art (2008), James Graham & Sons: A Century and a Half in the Art Business (2007), Chimneys and Towers: Charles Demuth’s Late Paintings of Lancaster (2007), and Guy Pène du Bois: Painter of Modern Life (2004).

Education

Ph.D. (1981) & M.A. (1977), University of Delaware; B.A. (1973), Mount Holyoke College.

Research Interests

A specialisrt in Euro-North American art history, Professor Fahlman's research spans the late nineteenth century to 1945. She has strong interests in women artists, American modernism (including the history of photography), the relationships between American Art and industry, and the art history of the American Southwest (including Arizona).

Publications

Kraushaar Galleries: Celebrating 125 Years (New York: Kraushaar Galleries, 2010).

New Deal Art in Arizona (Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2009).

Fahlman, Betsy and Eric Schruers, Wonders of Work and Labor: The Steidle Collection of American Industrial Art (University Park, PA: Earth and Mineral Sciences Museum and Art Gallery, Pennsylvania State University, 2008; distributed by Pennsylvania State University Press).

Chimneys and Towers: Charles Demuth's Late Paintings of Lancaster (Fort Worth, Texas: Amon Carter Museum, 2007).

James Graham & Sons: A Century and a Half in the Art Business (New York: James Graham & Sons, 2007).

“The Art Spirit in the Classroom: Educating the Modern Woman Artist,” in Marian Wardle, ed., American Women Modernists: The Legacy of Robert Henri, 1910-1945 (Provo, Utah, Museum of Art, Brigham Young University in association with New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 2005), 93-115, 245-246.

“The Engines of Art: The Railroad as Cultural Icon,” Railroad Heritage, no. 14 (2005): 5-11 (Proceedings of the "Iron Icon: The Railroad in American Art." symposium held at the John W. Barriger III National Railroad Library, University of Missouri, St. Louis).

Guy Pène du Bois: Painter of Modern Life (New York: James Graham and Sons, 2004 and New York: The Quantuck Lane Press [a Norton subsidiary], 2004).

Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
ARS 250History of Photography
ARA 484Internship
ARS 484Internship
ARS 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
ARS 250History of Photography
ARA 484Internship
ARS 484Internship
ARS 498Pro-Seminar
ARS 499Individualized Instruction
ARS 584Internship
ARS 591Seminar
ARS 595Continuing Registration
ARS 599Thesis
ARS 792Research
ARS 795Continuing Registration
ARS 799Dissertation
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
ARS 250History of Photography
ARS 340Art in America
ARA 484Internship
ARS 484Internship
ARS 499Individualized Instruction
ARS 590Reading and Conference
ARS 595Continuing Registration
ARS 599Thesis
ARS 692Research
ARS 790Reading and Conference
ARS 792Research
ARS 799Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
ARS 250History of Photography
ARA 484Internship
ARS 484Internship
ARS 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
ARS 250History of Photography
ARS 456Intro to Museums
ARA 484Internship
ARS 484Internship
ARS 493Honors Thesis
ARS 499Individualized Instruction
ARS 584Internship
ARS 598Special Topics
ARS 599Thesis
ARS 690Reading and Conference
ARS 692Research
EPD 799Dissertation
ARS 799Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ARS 340Art in America
ARS 394Special Topics
ARS 484Internship
ARA 484Internship
ARS 485Women in the Visual Arts
ARS 492Honors Directed Study
ARS 493Honors Thesis
ARS 499Individualized Instruction
ARA 499Individualized Instruction
ARA 584Internship
ARS 584Internship
ARS 590Reading and Conference
ARS 592Research
ARA 592Research
ARS 599Thesis
ARS 690Reading and Conference
ARS 692Research
ARS 790Reading and Conference
ARS 792Research
EPD 799Dissertation
ARS 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ARS 250History of Photography
ARA 484Internship
ARS 484Internship
ARS 499Individualized Instruction
ARS 584Internship
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ARS 250History of Photography
ARS 484Internship
ARA 484Internship
ARS 485Women in the Visual Arts
ARS 493Honors Thesis
ARS 499Individualized Instruction
ARA 499Individualized Instruction
ARS 584Internship
ARS 585Women in the Visual Arts
ARS 592Research
ARS 599Thesis
ARS 690Reading and Conference
EPD 792Research
EPD 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ARS 250History of Photography
ARA 484Internship
ARS 484Internship
ARS 499Individualized Instruction
ARS 584Internship
EPD 792Research
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ARA 484Internship
ARS 592Research
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ARS 250History of Photography
ARS 484Internship
ARA 484Internship
ARS 499Individualized Instruction
ARS 584Internship
EPD 790Reading and Conference
ARS 790Reading and Conference
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ARS 340Art in America
ARS 394Special Topics
ARA 394Special Topics
ARS 484Internship
ARA 484Internship
ARS 492Honors Directed Study
ARS 493Honors Thesis
ARS 498Pro-Seminar
ARA 499Individualized Instruction
ARS 499Individualized Instruction
ARS 584Internship
ARS 590Reading and Conference
ARS 591Seminar
ARS 592Research
ARS 599Thesis
ARS 799Dissertation
Presentations

Professor Fahlman teaches ARS 250: History of Photography, ARS 340: Art in America, ARS 485/585: Women in the Visual Arts, and ARS 456.598: Introduction to Museums. She has taught semninars on Public Art, the New Deal, and The New Woman Artist: Gender and Modernity, 1900-1945. She also runs an art history internship program.

Consulting

2016-Present: Adjunct Curator of American Art, Phoenix Art Museum.