Visual & Media Arts Faculty
Cher Krause Knight is an art historian focused on modern and contemporary art and architecture. She is also a specialist in museum studies, with an emphasis on curatorial theory.
Dr. Knight has published her work in a variety of sources, including Analecta Husserliana: The Yearbook of Phenomenological Research, the Journal of American and Comparative Cultures, Visual Resources, and American Art Review. She has contributed essays to the anthologies Blaze: Discourse on Art, Women and Feminism (2007, Cambridge Scholars Publishing), and Reclaiming the Spiritual in Art: Contemporary Cross-Cultural Perspectives (1999, SUNY Press). Professor Knight has also authored three books: An Independent Spirit: The Art and Life of R.A.D. Miller (2009, James A. Michener Museum of Art); Public Art: Theory, Practice and Populism (2008, Blackwell Publishing); and Louis Bosa: A Keen Eye and a Kind Heart (2005, James A. Michener Museum of Art). She has been twice awarded the Gemmill Research Fellowship at the Michener Museum in Doylestown, PA, and was Emerson College's 2006-2007 recipient of the Mann Stearns Distinguished Faculty Award. Dr. Knight is a co-founder, and currently serves as co-chair, of the Public Art Dialogue, a professional organization devoted to providing an interdisciplinary, critical forum for that field.
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