Dr. Brett M. Van HoesenVan Hoesen

Assistant Professor of Art History
History of Modern and Contemporary Art; Theory and Criticism
Office: 116 Jot Travis Building
Tel: (775) 784-6639
Email: bvanhoesen@unr.edu
Office Hours (Fall 2013): Thursdays 3-4pm.


Areas of Specialization


Fellowships and Grants

Dr. Van Hoesen has received funding for her research from the Ford Foundation (Crossing Borders Program), German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Junior Faculty Research Grant Program (UNR), Scholarly and Creative Activities Grant Program (UNR), and the Scholar in Residence Program at the Robert Gore Rifkind Center for German Expressionist Studies at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.


ART 261 Art History Survey II, Global Perspective
ART 365 Contemporary Art (required for all Art and Art History majors)
ART 472 19th Century Art
ART 473 20th Century Art
ART 484 Gender and Art History
ART 487 German Art, 1900 - present
ART 493 Seminar: Dada and the Anti-Art Aesthetic
ART 737 Graduate Seminar: Art Theory and Criticism

Additional Experience

Prior to joining the faculty at UNR, Dr. Van Hoesen served as the Visiting Instructor for Modern and Contemporary Art History at the University of Missouri, Columbia. She has also held museum internships at the Busch-Reisinger Museum and the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, and the University of Iowa Museum of Art. Over the past several years, Dr. Van Hoesen has been involved with the Nevada Museum of Art, delivering a number of public lectures and providing docent training in Art History. She travels regularly for national and international conferences. In summer of 2012, Dr. Van Hoesen taught a course in Contemporary Art in Torino, Italy, for the University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC). http://www.unr.edu/art/usactorino.html