Holly Markovitz Goldstein

  • A.B., art history, Princeton University
  • M.A., art history, Boston University
  • Ph.D., art history, Boston University

"Introducing students to the mysteries of modern art and the magic of photography."

Holly Markovitz Goldstein | Art history professor

Awards, recognition and honors

Selected awards
Douglass Foundation Fellowship, Smithsonian American Art Museum; Harry Ransom Center Fellowship, University of Texas, Austin; Walter Read Hovey Memorial Fund Award; Pittsburgh Foundation; Humanities Foundation Award Fellowship; Edwin S. and Ruth M. White Prize; Boston University Humanities Foundation


College Art Association, Southeastern College Art Conference, Association of Historians of American Art, American Studies Association, Society of Contemporary Art Historians, Western History Association

Previous Positions

Taught college art history courses at Boston University, Suffolk University, and the University of Hartford; worked as a curatorial assistant in the Department of Photographs at the Harvard University Fogg Art Museum; taught Art History and Visual Arts at Albuquerque Academy

Publications and presentations

Recent publications and exhibitions

  • "Roni Horn aka Roni Horn" Exhibition Review; caa.reviews; Fall 2010
  • "Rocky History: Deborah Bright's Plymouth Rock and New England Stone Walls" in Hemisphere Volume 2 (Fall 2009), pp. 8-26.
  • Guest Curator, Whose History? Contemporary Photography in Plymouth. Pilgrim Hall Museum, Plymouth, MA (2011)
  • "A Garden of Contradictions," 2015 edition of Exposure, the journal of the Society of Photographic Education, Spring 2015

Selected lectures and symposia

  • Traveling East to Revisit the West: Robert Adams's 'Turning Back'; College Art Association (CAA) Annual Conference; Chicago, IL (2010)
  • Constructing National Identity Through Western Survey Photography, Then and Now; American Studies Association (ASA) Annual Meeting; Washington, D.C. (2009)
  • A Legacy of Progress and Destruction: Robert Adams's 'Turning Back'; Sixth Annual American Art History Symposium; Yale University; New Haven, CT (2009)
  • A Mythological Monument: Deborah Bright's Plymouth Rock; Great Lakes American Studies Association (GLASA) Annual Conference; South Bend, IN (2009)
  • Now and Then: Adventures in Rephotography; College Art Association (CAA) Annual Conference; Dallas, TX (2008)
  • No Place Like Home: The Homeless Body as Machine for Living; College Art Association (CAA) Annual Conference; Boston, MA (2008)
  • Wish You Were Here: Postcards and the Imagining of the American Southwest; Southwest Art History Conference XVII; Taos, NM (2005)