Gail E. Husch

Professor, Art and Art History

Meyerhoff Arts Center 207


B.A. (Art Education), University of South Florida, 1975
M.A. (Art History), University of Massachusetts, 1979
Ph.D. (Art History, American Art), University of Delaware, 1992

Areas of Scholarly Expertise and Interest

19th-Century European and American Painting and Sculpture (Particularly Genre, History, and Religious Subjects and Their Relationship to Popular Culture); American Apocalyptic Imagery

Recent Publications/Presentations/Performances

“Visual Education: Selections from the Goucher College and Sidney and Jean Flah Silber ’54 Collections,” Exhibition curator, Silber Gallery, Goucher College, September-October, 2009.

“Nineteenth-Century Genre Painting,” Rita Jordy and Malcolm Weisenfeld Lowenstein Memorial Lecture, The Walters Art Museum, May 3, 2009.

“A Closer Look at American Painting,” Docent Training Lecture, The Baltimore Museum of Art, May 7 and June 2, 2008.

“‘For the Time is at Hand’: The Apocalyptic Imagination in American Art,” The Art Seminar Group, Baltimore, MD, April 17, 2007.

“American Journeys: The Fugitive Slave, The European Immigrant, and the Western Emigrant in 19th-Century American Art,”  Robert Lee Humber Lecture, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC, March 25, 2007.

“The Barbizon School,” Docent Training Lecture, The Baltimore Museum of Art, October 17, 2006.

Cracking the Da Vinci Code: Four Perspectives on a Literary Phenomenon, Panelist, Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD, October 21, 2004.

Something Coming: Apocalyptic Expectation and Mid-Nineteenth-Century American Painting, Hanover, NH & London, University Press of New England, 2000.

Awards/Significant Accomplishments

Caroline Doebler Bruckerl Faculty Award, Goucher College, 2001-2002
Summer Faculty Research Grant, Goucher College, 1999
National Endowment for the Humanities Research Fellowship, Winterthur Museum, Winterthur, DE, July-December 1994