About

Dr. Antje Gamble is an art historian of Italian modernist sculpture and trans-Atlantic exhibition practices at mid-century. She is currently an associate professor of Art History in the Department of Art & Design at Murray State University in Kentucky. Dr. Gamble’s book, titled Cold War American Exhibitions of Italian Art and Design: “Italy at Work: Her Renaissance in Design Today,”  (Routledge Press, 2023) looks at the 1950-53 exhibition Italy at Work that traveled to twelve American museums with an interdisciplinary approach. Her scholarship has also been included in the recent volumes: Modern in the Making: MoMA and the Modern Experiment, 1929–1949 (Bloomsbury Press, 2020) and Postwar Italian Art History Today: Untying ‘the Knot’ (Bloomsbury Press, 2018); and another essay on the 1949 MoMA exhibition in Italian Modern Art. Dr. Gamble is currently Executive Vice President (since 2023).

Education

Ph.D., 2015, University of Michigan: Doctor of Philosophy in History of Art

M.A., 2008,  School of the Art Institute of Chicago: Master of Arts in Modern Art History, Theory, and Criticism

B.A., 2005, University of Wisconsin-Madison: Bachelor of Arts in Art History with a Certificate in Religious Studies

Publications

Book:

2023 Cold War American Exhibitions of Italian Art and Design: “Italy at Work: Her Renaissance in Design Today” Routledge

Journal Articles:

(Fall 2023) “Italian Culture As White Culture in Postwar USA” in the  the special issue of Palinsesti, “‘Italianicity is not Italy: Questioning Contemporary Italian Art History,” n. 11, 2023.

2020 “Exhibiting Italian Modernism After World War II at MoMA in ‘Twentieth-Century Italian Art’,” in Raffaele Bedarida, Silvia Bignami, and Davide Colombo (eds.), Methodologies of Exchange: MoMA’s “Twentieth-Century Italian Art” (1949), monographic issue of Italian Modern Art, 3 (January 2020), linked here

Book Chapters:

2020 “Exhibiting Italian Democracy in the 1949 “Twentieth Century Italian Art” at the Museum of Modern Art,” in Modern in the Making: MoMA and the Modern Experiment, 1929–1949, Eds. Sandra Zalman and Austin Porter. London: Bloomsbury Press. 215-229.

2018 “Buying Marino Marini: The American Market for Italian Art after WWII,” in Postwar Italian Art History Today: Untying ‘the Knot’, Eds. Sharon Hecker and Marin Sullivan, London: Bloomsbury Press. 155-172.

Exhibition Catalogue Entries:

2020 “Lucio Fontana Crucifixion,” in Material Meanings: Selections from the Constance R. Caplan Collection, Ed. Matthew S. Witkovsky, Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago. 66-69.

2016 “Art for the People: Federal Arts Project’s Creation of American Taste” in Art for the People: WPA Prints and Textiles from the Permanent Collection, Ed. T. Michael Martin, Murray: Murray State University. np.

2015 “Biographies” and “Bibliography,” in Three Michigan Architects, Eds. Joseph Rosa and Nancy Bartlett, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Museum of Art. 84 & 89.

Exhibition Reviews:

2020 Review: “Marino Marini” at the Center for Italian Modern Art, Italian Art Society Bulletin, XXXI, 2 (Spring 2020), 2-3.

2020 Review: “High + Low: A Forty-Five Year Retrospective of D. Dominick Lombardi 1975 – 2019” at the Clara M. Eagle Gallery, d’Art International Magazine, January 2020, 870. (link)

2019 Review: “Metaphysical Masterpieces 1916-1920: Morandi, Sironi, and Carrà” at the Center for Italian Modern Art, Italian Art Society Bulletin XXX, 1 (Winter 2019), 4-5.

2009 Review: “A Case for Wine: from King Tut to Today (The Art Institute of Chicago, July 11-September 20, 2009),” Chicago Artists’ News, Vol. XXXVI, No. 8, September 2009

2009 Review: “Science Experiments: Dominic Paul Moore & Laurel Roth at the International Museum of Surgical Science,” Chicago Artists’ News, Vol. XXXVI, No. 4, April 2009

Magazine and Newspaper Articles:

2020 “How Monuments Reflect the History of Their Creation: Contextualizing the Confederate Monument in Murray,” OMAG (Monument), vol. 3, October 2020, 13-16.

2020 “Fascist and anti-Fascist Aesthetics Not As Different as Their Ideologies,” OMAG (Inequality), vol. 2, September 2020, 7-8.

2015 “Mine More Coal: War Effort and Americanism in World War I Posters,” UMMA Magazine (Spring/Summer, 2015), 8-9.

2009 “Artists’ Workshops and Studios: A Collaborative Process or the Work of the Master?,” Chicago Artists’ News, Vol. XXXVI, No. 8, September 2009

Blog Posts

    Projects

    Book:

    (writing) Marino Marini and Italian Modernism: Italian Sculpture Before and After WWII

     

    Memberships

    College Art Association (CAA)

    European Postwar & Contemporary Art Forum (EPCAF)

    The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

    Italian Art Society (IAS)

    SECAC (formerly the Southeastern College Art Conference)

    United Campus Workers of Kentucky (UCW Kentucky)

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