Instructor, Art History

Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2018

M.A., York University, 2010

B.A., University of Toronto, 2007

Colleen O'Reilly


Art History

Colleen O’Reilly specializes in the history of photography, 20th century American art and intersections between art and science. She received her PhD in History of Art and Architecture from the University of Pittsburgh in 2018. Her research is on visual pedagogy in Cold War America and examines topics such as Berenice Abbott’s physics photographs, Will Burtin’s science exhibitions, and the history of the discourse of visual literacy. She is teaching courses in American Art, Museum Studies, History of Photography and History of Graphic Design, as well as Art through the Cinematic Lens.

Selected Publications: “Science, Politics, and Visual Design in Cold War America: Will Burtin’s ‘Cell’,” Visual Resources, Vol. 34, No. 3-4 (2018).
“Pedagogical Interventions: The Physics Photographs of Berenice Abbott,” RACAR: Revue d’art canadienne/Canadian Art Review, Vol. 41, No. 2 (2016), 72-85.

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    Office Hours:
    Spring 2019
  • MW: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • TTH: 11:00am - 12:00pm
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