Michael Ann Holly
Michael Ann Holly is an American art historian renowned for her work on historiography and the theory of art history.
Born in 1944 in Alton, Illinois, Holly worked at the Wesleyan University Press from 1963-1966 and the Center for Brain Research at the University of Rochester before beginning her academic career.
Holly earned a B.A. summa cum laude from William Smith College in 1973. She completed her doctorate in art history from Cornell University in 1981 with a dissertation on Erwin Panofsky's theories of art.
Michael Ann Holly taught history and art history at Hobart and Williams Smith Colleges from 1978 to 1984, then joined the faculty of the University of Rochester, where she co-founded the Visual and Cultural Studies Graduate Program in 1986, and taught for 13 years. Holly served as the Starr Director of the Research and Academic Program at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts before retiring in 2016. She now teaches critical theory, methodology, and historiography in the Williams Graduate Program in the History of Art. She is a past Fellow of the National Endowment for the Humanities and Guggenheim Foundation, Getty Foundation, and has received grants from the American Council of Learned Societies, National Endowment of the Humanities, Rockefeller Foundation, and the Mellon Foundation.
- Panofsky and the Foundations of Art History (1984)
- (Editor, with Norman Bryson and Keith Moxey) Visual Theory: Painting and Interpretation (1991)
- Iconography and Iconology (1992)
- (Editor, with Norman Bryson and Keith Moxey) Visual Culture: Images and Interpretation (1994)
- Past Looking: Historical Imagination and the Rhetoric of Images (1996)
- (Editor, with others) The Subject of Art History: Historical Objects in Contemporary Perspectives (1998)
- (Editor, with Keith Moxey) Art History, Aesthetics, Visual Studies (2002)
- (Editor, with Marquard Smith) What Is Research in the Visual Arts? Obsession, Archive, Encounter (2008)
- The Melancholy Art (2013)
- Holly, Michael Ann. “The Origin and Development of Erwin Panofsky's Theories of Art.,” 1981, biographical sketch.
- "Michael Ann Holly." Contemporary Authors Online, Gale, 2014. Literature Resource Center, Accessed 2 Mar. 2018.
- Holly, Michael Ann. “The Origin and Development of Erwin Panofsky's Theories of Art.,” 1981.
- Bal, Mieke (1988). "Introduction: Visual Poetics". Style. 22 (2): 177–82 – via JSTOR.
- Grootenboer, Hanneke (February 22, 2010). "Interview with Michael Ann Holly by Hanneke Grootenboer". VCS20TH. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
- "The Clark - Research & Academic Program". www.clarkart.edu. The Clark Art Institute. June 2014. Retrieved 2018-03-01.
- "Who We Are: Williams Graduate Program in the History of Art Instructors". Williams Graduate Program in the History of Art. 2014. Retrieved 2018-03-01.
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