Visual & Media Arts Faculty
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cheryl_knight [at] emerson.edu (E-Mail »)
B.A. Rutgers University
M.A. City University of New York
Ph.D. Temple University
Cher Krause Knight is an art historian focused on modern and contemporary art and architecture. She is a specialist in public art and museum studies.
Dr. Knight's publications include the books: A Companion to Public Art (co-edited with Harriet F. Senie; 2016, Wiley Blackwell); Power and Paradise in Walt Disney's World (2014, University Press of Florida); and Public Art: Theory, Practice and Populism (2008, Blackwell Publishing). She has also authored two exhibition catalogues for the James A. Michener Museum of Art: An Independent Spirit: The Art and Life of R.A.D. Miller (2009); and Louis Bosa: A Keen Eye and a Kind Heart (2005). Her other publications appear in various sources, including Analecta Husserliana: The Yearbook of Phenomenological Research, the Journal of American and Comparative Cultures, Visual Resources, American Art Review, and the Oxford Encyclopedia of Aesthetics. Professor Knight has contributed essays to the anthologies: The Artist as Curator (2015, 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). She is currently co-editing Museums and Public Art? (Cambridge Scholars Publishing) with Dr. Senie.
Professor Knight 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. She 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 the journal Public Art Dialogue (published by Routledge/Taylor & Francis), was its co-editor through Spring 2017, and currently serves on its editorial board.