«EDUCATION YALE UNIVERSITY, New Haven, CT • Ph.D. History of Art, 1994 o Dissertation: “Arsenals of Art: The Patronage of Pope Pius VI and the End ...»
JEFFREY LAIRD COLLINS
Professor and Chair of Academic Programs
Bard Graduate Center
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YALE UNIVERSITY, New Haven, CT
• Ph.D. History of Art, 1994
o Dissertation: “Arsenals of Art: The Patronage of Pope Pius VI and the End of the Ancien
Régime” George L. Hersey, advisor (Blanshard Dissertation Prize)
o General Examinations:
§༊ Italian Painting, 17th-18th centuries §༊ Italian Architecture, 17 th -18th centuries §༊ Reception of Ancient Sculpture, 15 th -18th centuries §༊ American Decorative Arts and Material Culture, 17th century
• M.Phil. History of Art, 1991
• M.A. History of Art, 1990
• B.A. Summa cum laude. American Studies, with Distinction in the Major, 1985 o Thesis: “Religion and Politics in West New Jersey: The Keithian Controversy, 1691-1702” UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE, Cambridge, U.K.
• M.A. History of Art, 1994
• B.A. (First-class Honours). History of Art, 1987 o Thesis: “The Life and Architecture of R. R. Rowe (1824-99)”
o Tripos Examinations:
§༊ The Patronage of Louis XIV at Versailles §༊ British Romantic Painting and Sculpture §༊ Architecture in Britain, France, and Germany, 1750-1850
ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTSPROFESSOR, Bard Graduate Center, New York, NY, 2004-present (Chair of Academic Programs 2012-) AFFILIATE PROFESSOR of Art History, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 2005-2012 ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR of Art History and ADJUNCT ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR of Romance Languages and Literature, University of Washington, 2001-04 ASSISTANT PROFESSOR of Art History, University of Washington, 1994-2001
FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS2010 Getty Scholar, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles 2009 National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship 2001-02 American Philosophical Society Sabbatical Fellowship 2000-01 Royalty Research Fund Award, University of Washington Collins c.v. 11/14, p. 2 2000 Gladys Krieble Delmas Grant for Independent Research in the Veneto 1999-2000 Society of Scholars, Walter Chapin Simpson Center for the Humanities 1999 Teaching Fellowship, Walter Chapin Simpson Center for the Humanities 1996-97 Rome Prize, American Academy in Rome 1996 Royalty Research Scholarship 1995 Frances Blanshard Dissertation Prize, Yale University 1993-94 Andrew W. Mellon Dissertation Fellowship 1992-93 Fulbright Grant, Rome, Italy 1992 Edward Maverick Scholarship, Attingham Summer School on the British Country House 1991-92 Yale University Fellowship 1990-91 John Marshall Phillips Fellowship, Yale University 1988-90 Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities 1988 Henry S. McNeil Fellowship (Honorary), Yale University 1987 Honorary Scholarship, Clare College, Cambridge 1985-87 Clare-Mellon Fellowship, University of Cambridge
2009 Pedro Friedeberg, ed. Déborah Holtz and Juan Carlos Mena, essays by James Oles and Jeffrey Collins. Mexico City: Trilce Ediciones, 2009 (Published in conjunction with the exhibition Pedro Friedeberg: arquitecto de confusiones impecables, Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, October 2009 - January 2010)
Co-contributor (30,000 words):
• “A través de la ventana: Pedro Friedeberg y la arquitectura sublime / Through the Window: Pedro Friedeberg’s Sublime Architecture,” pp. 245-344
Book chapters and articles  “‘Fleets of little gilded vessels’: Global Commerce and Religious Exchange (with Meredith Martin). In The Global Republic of Sacred Things: The Circulation of Religious Art in the Early Modern World, ed. Christine Göttler and Mia Mochizuki, forthcoming.
 “Sites and Sightseers: Art, Education, and Travel in Early Modern Rome,” in A Companion to Early Modern Rome, 1492-1692, ed. Simon Ditchfield, Pamela M. Jones, and Barbara Wisch, forthcoming.
 “Visual Representations.” In A Cultural History of Furniture: The Age of Exploration, 1500-1700, ed. Christina Anderson and Elizabeth Carroll Consavari. London:
 “The Public Setting.” In A Cultural History of Furniture: The Age of Enlightenment, 1700-1800, ed. Sylvain Cordier. London: Bloomsbury, forthcoming.
 “Pedagogy in Plaster: Ercole Lelli and Benedict XIV’s Gipsoteca at Bologna’s Instituto delle Scienze e delle Arti.” In Benedict XIV and the Enlightenment: Art, Science, and
Spirituality, ed. Phil Gavitt, Christopher M. S. Johns, and Rebecca Messbarger. Toronto:
University of Toronto Press, forthcoming.
2014 “Rank and Display: The Papal Model.” In Display of Art in the Roman Palace, 1550ed. Gail Feigenbaum, with Francesco Freddolini, pp. 73-75. Los Angeles: Getty Research Institute, 2014.
2008 “Marshaling the Muses: The Vatican’s Pio-Clementino Museum and the Greek Ideal,” Studies in the Decorative Arts 16, no. 1 (Fall-Winter 2008-2009, special issue ed. Jeremy Aynsley, Pat Kirkham, and Penny Sparke), pp. 35-63.
2006 “Power and Art at Casino Borghese: Scipione, Gianlorenzo, Maffeo.” In La imagen política [The Political Image]: XXV Coloquio Internacional de Historia del Arte, ed.
Cuauhtémoc Medina, pp. 243-283. Mexico City: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico, Istituto de Investigaciones Estéticas, 2006.
2001 “What’s Love Got to Do With It? Passion, Creativity, and the Cinematic Construction of Baroque Art.” In Amor y desamor en las artes [Love and Disaffection in the Arts]: XXIII Coloquio Internacional de Historia del Arte, ed. Arnulfo Herrera Curiel, pp. 27-55.
Mexico City: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico, Istituto de Investigaciones Estéticas, 2001.
2000 “The Gods’ Abode: Pius VI and the Invention of the Vatican Museum.” In The Impact of Italy: The Grand Tour and Beyond, edited by Clare Hornsby, 173-94. London: The British School at Rome, 2000.
• Times Literary Supplement, 25 May 2001
• Adrienne Ward, “Reflections and Refractions of Italy in Britain,” EighteenthCentury Studies 35:4 (2002), 656-59 at 659
• John Wilton-Ely, “Classic Ground’: Britain, Italy, and the Grand Tour,” Eighteenth-Century Life 28:1 (2004), 136-65 at 147-48
• Journal of Modern Italian Studies 10:2 (2005), pp. 183-99 at 195 2000 “Obelisks as Artifacts in Early Modern Rome: Collecting the Ultimate Antiques.” In Viewing Antiquity: The Grand Tour, Antiquarianism, and Collecting, ed. Louis Marchesano and Carole Paul, Ricerche di Storia dell’Arte 72 (2000), pp. 49-68.
2000 “In Vino Vanitas? Death and the Cellarette in Empire New York.” In American Artifacts:
Essays in Material Culture, ed. Jules D. Prown and Kenneth Haltman, pp. 46-69. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University Press, 2000.
2000 “Tommaso Maria Conca” [artist’s biography and object entry]. In Art in Rome in the Eighteenth Century, ed. Edgar P. Bowron and Joseph J. Rishel (catalogue of an Exhibition in Philadelphia and Houston), pp. 494-95. London: Merrill, 2000.
2000 “Obelisk Designs by Giovanni Stern,” The Burlington Magazine 142, no. 1163 (February 2000), pp. 90-100.
1997 “Non Tenuis Gloria: The Quirinal Obelisk from Theory to Practice,” Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome 42 (1997), pp. 187-245.
Reviews 2013 The English Prize: The Capture of the Westmorland, An Episode of the Grand Tour, ed.
María Dolores Sánchez-Jáuregi and Scott Wilcox [New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2012; catalogue of an exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology and the Yale Center for British Art], caa.reviews, published 10/13 [http://www.caareviews.org/reviews/2181].
2013 Alden Cavanagh and Michael E. Yonan, eds., The Cultural Aesthetics of EighteenthCentury Porcelain [Farnham, Surrey, and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2010], Winterthur Portfolio 47:1 (Spring 2013), pp. 109-110.
2011 Nigel Aston, Art and Religion in Eighteenth-Century Europe [London: Reaktion Books, 2009], Journal of Modern History 83, no. 2 (June 2011), pp. 394-396.
2008 Emma Barker, Greuze and the Painting of Sentiment [Cambridge and New York:
Cambridge University Press, 2005], in review essay “Style and Society: Painting in Eighteenth-Century France,” Eighteenth-Century Studies 41, no. 4 (Summer 2008), pp.
2008 Mary Tavener Holmes, Nicholas Lancret: Dance Before a Fountain [Los Angeles: Getty Museum Studies on Art, 2006], in “Style and Society: Painting in Eighteenth-Century France,” Eighteenth-Century Studies 41, no. 4 (Summer 2008), pp. 568-574.
2008 Melissa Hyde, Making Up the Rococo: François Boucher and his Critics [Los Angeles:
Getty Research Institute, 2006], in “Style and Society: Painting in Eighteenth-Century France,” Eighteenth-Century Studies 41, no. 4 (Summer 2008), pp. 568-574.
2008 Jennifer D. Milam, Fragonard’s Playful Paintings: Visual Games in Rococo Art [Manchester: Manchester Univ. Press, 2007], in “Style and Society: Painting in Eighteenth-Century France,” Eighteenth-Century Studies 41, no. 4 (Summer 2008), pp.
2008 Edgar Peters Bowron and Peter Björn Kerber, Pompeo Batoni: Prince of Painters in Eighteenth-Century Rome [New Haven and London: Yale University Press, in association with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 2007; catalogue of an exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston], caa.reviews, published 4/08 [http://www.caareviews.org/reviews/1105].
2007 Viccy Coltman, Fabricating the Antique: Neoclassicism in Britain, 1760-1800 [Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press, 2006], in Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2007.05.39 [http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/bmcr/2007/2007-05-39.html].
2006 Il Tempio Vaticano 1694: Carlo Fontana, ed. Giovanna Curcio, with contributions by C.
Baglione, A. Bruschi, F. Camerota, F. Coarelli, S. De Blaauw, N. Grillitsch, H. Hager, T.
Marder, S. McPhee, C. Tessari, C. Thoenes [Milan: Electa, 2003], Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 65, no. 2 (June 2006), pp. 308-10.
2005 Watteau et la Fête Galante [Paris: Réunion de Musées Nationaux, 2004; catalogue of an exhibition at the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Valenciennes], Eighteenth-Century Studies 38, no. 4 (Summer 2005), pp. 691-96.
2002 Athanasius Kircher, S. J.: Il Museo del Mondo, ed. Eugenio Lo Sardo [Rome: Edizioni de Luca, 2001; catalogue of an exhibition at Palazzo di Venezia, Rome], Kunstchronik 12 (December 2002), pp. 596-602.
2001 Canaletto: Prima Maniera, ed. Bożena Anna Kowalczyk [Milan: Electa, 2001; catalogue of an exhibition at Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice], in “Venetian Visions,” EighteenthCentury Studies 35, no. 1 (Autumn 2001), pp. 101-08.
2001 Bernardo Bellotto: 1722-1780, ed. Bożena Anna Kowalczyk and Monica da Cortà Fumei [Milan: Electa, 2001; catalogue of an exhibition at Museo Correr, Venice, and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston], in “Venetian Visions,” Eighteenth-Century Studies 35, no. 1 (Autumn 2001), pp. 101-08.
2001 Making a Prince’s Museum: Drawings for the Late-Eighteenth-Century Redecoration of
the Villa Borghese, by Carole Paul, with an essay by Alberta Campitelli [Los Angeles:
Getty Research Institute, 2000; catalogue of an exhibition at the Getty Research Institute], Eighteenth-Century Studies 34, no. 2 (Winter 2001), pp. 280-85.
2000 Porcelain Stories: From China to Europe, by Julie Emerson, Jennifer Chen, and Mimi Gardner Gates [Seattle: Seattle Art Museum, 2000; catalogue of an exhibition at the Seattle Art Museum], Eighteenth-Century Studies 34, no. 1 (Autumn 2000), pp. 115-20.
1999 Donato Creti: Melancholy and Perfection, ed. Eugenio Riccòmini and Carla Bernardini, in cooperation with Keith Christiansen [Milan: Olivares, 1998; catalogue of an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York], Eighteenth-Century Studies 32, no. 4 (Summer 1999), pp. 570-73.
1997 Grand Tour: The Lure of Italy in the Eighteenth Century, ed. Andrew Wilton and Ilaria Bignamini [London: Tate Gallery Publishing, 1996; catalogue of an exhibition at the Tate Gallery, London, and the Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome], Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 56, no. 4 (December 1997), pp. 499-502.
Books in preparation
• From Muses to Museums: Antiquarian Culture in Enlightenment Rome
• Megalithomania: Obelisks in the Western Imagination
• Giulio Carpioni (1613-78) in the Realm of Hypnos Book chapters/articles in preparation • “Revealing History: St. Peter and the Pallia” • “A Modest Proposal: Giuseppe Valadier’s Temporary Tomb for Pius VI at St. Peter’s” • “‘A World of Wonders’: Domenico Remps and the Art of Trompe-l’oeil” • “Canova’s Pius VI at Prayer: Visualizing Piety in Restoration Rome” • “Capuchin Saints and the Catholic Enlightenment at San Lorenzo Nuovo”
 Sydney, Australia: David Nichol Smith Seminar in Eighteenth-Century Studies XV, University of
Sydney (Ideas and Enlightenment: The Long Eighteenth Century). Keynote lecture:
“From Ditch to Nitch: Making the Vatican Museum” 2014 Greenwich, CT, Bruce Museum: “From Italy to England: Furniture Designs by William Kent” 2014 New York, NYU Institute of Fine Arts: “Museums and the Cult of Neoclassicism” 2013 San Diego Museum of Art: “More is More: Piranesi and Design” (symposium for exhibition “Piranesi, Rome, and the Arts of Design”) 2012 Bern, Institute of Art History, University of Bern: “Interior Designs: Imagining the Museum in Eighteenth-Century Italy” 2012 Paris, INHA/BGC rencontre “Du projet à l’objet: une approche critique de l’histoire du vêtement”: “Cornelis Troost: Fashioning Satire in Eighteenth-Century Holland” 2010 Los Angeles, Getty Research Institute: “Marshaling the Muses at the Museo Pio-Clementino:
Project Update” 2009 Malibu, Getty Villa Colloquium on The Taste for the Antique in Early Modern Europe (March):