Department of Art
Juliet Bellow’s current research centers on the relationship between art and dance in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Her book Modernism on Stage: The Ballets Russes and the Parisian Avant-Garde, published in 2013 by Ashgate Press, analyzes set and costume designs by Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Sonia Delaunay and Giorgio de Chirico for Serge Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes troupe. She also served as Consulting Scholar for the 2013 exhibition "Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballets Russes: When Art Danced With Music."
Her scholarship has appeared in art-historical and dance-historical publications, including Art Journal, American Art, Dance Research Journal, and the Cambridge Companion to Ballet. She is currently serving a three-year term as Field Editor for Nineteenth-Century Books and Related Media for caa.reviews, and is a member of the journal's editorial board.
Her current research project, entitled Rodin's Dancers: Moving Toward the Limits of Sculpture, is the first in-depth study of the artist's engagement with dance, and the first to examine the intertwined histories of dance and sculpture at a pivotal moment in the development of both media.
Dr. Bellow teaches courses on a range of thematic issues and materials relating to European art of the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries, including "Art and Dance, 1860-1960," "Women and the Avant-Garde," "Revolutionary Aesthetics: Art and Politics in Nineteenth-Century France," and "Museums and Society."
DegreesPhD, Art History, University of Pennsylvania
MA, Art History, University of Pennsylvania
BA, Art History, Columbia University
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