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Andrew Wasserman Professorial Lecturer Department of Art

PhD Stony Brook University; MA Stony Brook University; BA Johns Hopkins University

Andrew Wasserman specializes in late modern and contemporary art, with a focus on public art, architecture, and urban design. His current research project examines art and architecture of nuclear fear in the final decade of the Cold War, attending to how artists, architects, designers, and activist communities collaborated to influence national policies and prevent nuclear war.

His work has appeared in American Art, Archives of American Art Journal, Art Journal, The Avery Review, Journal of Urban History, PUBLIC, Public Art Dialogue, Visual Resources, and elsewhere. Grants and fellowships from the Andy Warhol Foundation, Creative Capital, the New England Regional Fellowship Consortium, NYU’s Center for the United States and the Cold War, the Hagley Library’s Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society, and other foundations and centers have supported this work.

Dr. Wasserman is currently co-chair of Public Art Dialogue. For more information about PAD, visit
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Fall 2021

  • ARTH-210 How Art Became Modern

  • ARTH-210 How Art Became Modern

  • ARTH-433 Amer Art: Civl Rights-Soc Just

Spring 2022

  • ARTH-105 Artists/Audiences & Afterlives

  • ARTH-105 Artists/Audiences & Afterlives

  • ARTH-396 Selected Topics:Non-Recurring: The Art and Design of Protest