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 public art and museum studies.
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: The Artist as Curator (forthcoming in 2013, Intellect); 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 the book Public Art: Theory, Practice and Populism (2008, Blackwell Publishing); and two exhibition catalogues, An Independent Spirit: The Art and Life of R.A.D. Miller (2009), and Louis Bosa: A Keen Eye and a Kind Heart (2005; both 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 the co-founder of Public Art Dialogue, an international professional organization devoted to providing an interdisciplinary critical forum for the field. She also co-founded and co-edits the journal, Public Art Dialogue, published by Routledge/Taylor & Francis. She is currently co-editing The Blackwell Companion to Public Art with Harriet F. Senie. Her latest book, Power and Paradise in Walt Disney's World, is forthcoming (2014) from the University Press of Florida.
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