Natasha Goldman

Affiliation: Art History
Research Associate in Art History

Professor Goldman's research and teaching concentrate on modern and contemporary art, critical theory and public art, specifically examining post-Holocaust aesthetics and Holocaust memorials. Her book, Memory Passages: Holocaust Memorials in the United States and Germany, examines the sculptures, artists, and commissioning processes of memorials, paying attention to both overlooked text passages (historical plaques, archival documents), as well as to the physical spaces of perambulation in memorials (forthcoming, Temple University Press, 2019). Other publications include articles in Images: A Journal in Jewish Arts and Culture, Journal of Jewish Identities and Art Journal.

She has presented her research at the College Art Association, the Association of Jewish Studies, the German Studies Association and numerous other venues. In addition to the Art History Survey courses, her specialized courses include such topics as Artistic Responses to the Holocaust; Art and the Environment 1960-present; Art and the Street; Contemporary Art and Theory; Theory and Practice of Mexican Muralism; Art and the Public Sphere; Early Twentieth-Century Art; and Art Since 1945.  

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  • PhD, Dissertation: Missing Absence: Trauma and National Memorials to the Holocaust, University of Rochester, 2002
  • MA, University of Rochester, 1997
  • BA, Syracuse University, 1992