Jennifer L. Roberts
September - December 2007
Jennifer L. Roberts is Gardner Cowles Associate Professor of Art and Architecture at Harvard University, where she specializes in American art, contemporary art, and material culture theory. She is author of Mirror Travels: Robert Smithson and History (New Haven, 2004) and a co-author of American Encounters: Art and Cultural Identity from the Beginning to the Present, a forthcoming textbook in American art. While at the Clark, Roberts will be working on her new book, Transporting Visions: The Movement of Images in Early America, a project tracing the transit of images through and around the Anglo-American landscape between 1760 and 1860. The book will explore early American art in its engagement with period developments in the movement of commodities and information, as well as more general issues about transmission in visual representation.