Emily Taub Webb

Emily Taub Webb

Emily Taub Webb

  • B.A., art history, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, 1997
  • B.F.A., graphic design, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, 1997
  • M.A., art history, Emory University, 2004
  • Ph.D., art history, Emory University, 2010
First year at SCAD:
2007

"As a professor, I aim to deepen students' knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of the history of art and to instill art history as a resource for their own creative practices. I aspire to challenge students' thinking; to sharpen their visual analytical skills, verbal skills, and written skills; and to, hopefully, incite in them a bit of the passion that I have for the study of art history. My interactions with my students continue to renew my enthusiasm for the discipline and refine my own art historical research and writing."

Credentials

Completion of doctorate, receipt of national grant (namely, the Smithsonian Pre-doctoral Fellowship), and opportunity to present research nationally and regionally

Awards, recognition and honors

Smithsonian Institution Pre-doctoral Fellowship, Smithsonian American Art Museum and Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution (2006-2007); Mellon Dissertation Seminar Fellowship, Emory University (2006); Dean's Teaching Fellowship, Emory University (2005-2006); The Henry Luce Foundation American Art Dissertation Research Award, Art History Department, Emory University (2005); Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Fellowship, Emory University (2004-2005); Research Travel Grant, Art History Department, Emory University (2001, 2002); Woodruff Fellowship, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Emory University (2000-2004)

Organizations

College Art Association, Southeastern College Art Conference

Publications and presentations

Presentations

  • 2011. "Lost Art Project: Forging Collaboration and Exchange in the Art History Classroom." "Two-by-Two: Collaborative Exchange and the Classroom" Panel, Joint Annual Conference of the Southeastern College Art Conference and the Mid-America College Art Association, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia (paper accepted for upcoming November 2011 conference).
  • 2011. "The Current State of Art Criticism." Docent Lecture Series, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • 2011. "Methodological Approaches to Reading Art." Docent Lecture Series, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia. 2010. "Re-Situating Site-Specificity: Place and Time on View at Dwan Gallery." "Mediating Architecture" Panel, Joint Annual Conference of the Southeastern College Art Conference and the Mid-America College Art Association, Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts, Richmond, Virginia.
  • 2009. "Early Twentieth-Century Art: From Matisse to DalĂ­." Undergraduate Art History Lecture Series, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • 2008. "From the Beginning: Locating Site-Specificity." Art History/Liberal Arts Lecture Series, The Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • 2008. "Place - At the Intersection of Form and Concept." Keynote Address, "Sculptural Concepts: 1962-2007" Exhibition opening, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan.
  • 2007. "Sculpture in Environment: Placing Art in the City." Cleveland Symposium, Case Western Reserve University Department of Art History and The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio.
  • 2006. "On Site-Specificity: A Prelude." Smithsonian American Art Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
  • 2006. "'Sculpture as Place': The Development of Installation in American Art of the 1960s." Graduate Student Symposium, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.

Publications

  • "Accumulated Vision, Barry Le Va," Artforum 43:5 (January 2005): 64. [Exhibition preview of Le Va show at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia.]
  • "Robert Morris," Artforum 43:5 (January 2005): 92. [Exhibition preview of Morris show at Centro per l'arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy.]
  • Exhibition wall texts, Art of the Ancient Americas permanent collection, Michael C. Carlos Museum, 2002.

Previous Positions

Lecturer, art history department, Emory University (2009); Dean's Teaching Fellow, art history department, Emory University (2005-2006); teaching associate, Art History Department, Emory University (2003-2004); Andrew W. Mellon Intern, departments of conservation and contemporary art, Michael C. Carlos Museum (2002); teaching assistant, Art History Study Abroad Program in France, Emory University (2002); teaching assistant, art history department, Emory University (2001-2002, 2004); research assistant, art history department, Emory University (2000-2001)l; research assistant, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, modern art department, New York, New York (2000); curatorial assistant, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, modern art department, New York, New York (1999-2000); project coordinator, Nancy Rosen Incorporated (independent art consulting firm), New York, New York (1997-1999)

Courses Taught

  • ARTH 100 Survey of Western Art I
  • ARTH 110 Survey of Western Art II
  • ARTH 205 19th-century Art
  • ARTH 207 20TH-century Art
  • ARTH 340 Art Since 1945
  • ARTH 343 Installation and Environmental Art
  • ARTH 701 Contemporary Art
  • ARTH 702 Art Criticism