Dr. Steven Mansbach
Steven Mansbach, Professor of the History of Modern Art, has long specialized in the study of the genesis, reception, and function of modern art in Central Europe. His many publications--scholarly books, articles, exhibition catalogues, essays, and "varia"--have assessed the nexus between aesthetic modernism and national identity formation from the Baltic to the Adriatic. Before coming to the University of Maryland as professor of art history in 2002, he served as professor or guest professor of art history at Pratt Institute, the University of Hamburg, the Free University of Berlin, the University of Cape Town, the Adam Mickiewicz University (Poznan), the Central European University (Prague and Budapest), the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, among others. Mansbach was also the Associate Dean at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at Washington's National Gallery and the founding Dean and Director of the American Academy in Berlin.