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About Joanna Inglot

Dr. Inglot teaches Modern and Contemporary Art History at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN. where she holds the Edith M. Kelso Chair in Art History. She completed her PhD in art history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison with an expertise in Modern and Contemporary Art. She is a recipient of numerous national grants and awards, including Fulbright Fellowship, American Council of Learned Societies, International Exchanges Commission Grant (IREX), and the National Endowment of the Humanities. She has been writing and lecturing extensively on the subject of contemporary art in Europe and the United States. Her book The Figurative Sculpture of Magdalena Abakanowicz: Bodies, Environments, and Myths, published by the University of California Press at Berkeley in 2004, examines the work of this pioneering fiber artist and sculptor in the context of a dynamic cultural and socio-political scene that developed under Communism in Poland and in the international context. Her second book, WARM: Feminist Art Movement in Minnesota, 1970s-1990s (Minneapolis: Frederick R. Weisman and University of Minnesota Press, 2007), which appeared in conjunction with the exhibition on the subject that she curated at the Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis, analyzes the Women's Art Registry of Minnesota (WARM) as a leading feminist art collective in the United States and is the first scholarly attempt to situate WARM in a larger feminist context. Dr. Inglot teaches courses in the area of modern and contemporary art, including 20th Century Art: Modernisms and Postmodernisms; Contemporary Art and Critical Theory; Race, Ethnicity, Class and Gender in American Art; Gender, Sexualities & Feminist Visual Culture, and Introduction to Art History II: from Renaissance to Modern.
EDUCATION: B.A., University of Illinois, Chicago; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Inglot has been teaching at Macalester since 2006.


Present Edith M. Kelso Associate Professor, Art and Art History, Macalester College

Research Interests

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  • Gender, Sexualities, and Feminist Visual Culture
  • 20th Century Art
  • Art History Methodology Seminar
  • Race, Ethnicity, Class, and Gender in American Art

Contact Information

Macalester College
Art 205
1600 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105