Dr. Steck challenges students to become culturally active, intellectually curious, and critically engaged.
Professional Title: Assistant Professor of Art History
Areas of Academic Focus and Expertise: Modern and Contemporary Art; Theory and Criticism
Area of Work and Concentration at Lesley: Art History and Critical Studies; Foundation; MFA Program
Representative List of Recent Courses Taught: Art Since 1945; Foundation Seminar I; Foundation Seminar II; Issues in Art History & Visual Culture; Critical Theory
Education: PhD, Modern Art and Architecture, Boston University (2008); MA, Art History, Boston University (1996); BA, History, Cornell University (1987)
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For the past two decades, Stuart Steck has worked as both a curator and academic. Although he was originally trained in the field of decorative arts, his current interests focus on postwar art and critical theory. He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses at Lesley University since 1998. In addition to serving on the faculty at Lesley, he has also held teaching positions at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Brown University, Boston University, and Suffolk University. Most recently, Steck co-curated the video exhibition Israel from Within and Without. He has also published essays on Ellsworth Kelly and Sung Ho Kim, with whom he collaborated on an architectural project. Steck is currently the producer of the Short Attention Span Digital Video Festival and the founding president of the Visual Culture Consortium, Boston. Over the years, Steck has received research grants from the Henry Luce Foundation, the Pittsburgh Foundation, and the Boston University Humanities Foundation. Steck received his BA in History from Cornell University and his PhD in Art History from Boston University.
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