Department of Art and Art History People

Dr. Ann Reynolds

Associate Professor

Art History: Art since 1930 and Modern Architecture


Ann Reynolds is an Associate Professor in the Department of Art and Art History and the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research, publications, and teaching focus on U.S. and European art, architecture, and visual culture after 1930; feminist theory, gender, and sexuality studies; the historiography of exhibition practice; and film. Her recent publications include Robert Smithson: Learning From New Jersey and Elsewhere (MIT Press, 2003); an essay on feminist publics circa 1970 for Witness to Her Art, published by Bard College; an essay on the role of the cinematic imaginary during the 1960s for a volume devoted to the work of Ruth Vollmer; a chapter on minimalism for the Open University; an essay on Nancy Spero’s New York subway mosaics for a two-person exhibition at the Baltic; and several essays on Robert Smithson written in conjunction with his recent retrospective. Currently, she is working on a new book-length project tentatively entitled Playtime: Creativity, Community, and Publics in New York, 1940-1970. Through this study she will address the formal, theoretical, and social circumstances of the integration of various creative communities in New York during the 1940s through the 1960s. The project will be focused by a number of case studies of the intersections of art world cultures and subcultures, including those identified with specific immigrant communities. During the fall of 2006, she was a Fellow at the Clark Institute in Williamstown, MA. Since arriving at the University of Texas in 1991, she has received three major teaching awards, most recently the College of Fine Arts Distinguished Teaching Award in 2006. She received her Ph.D. from the Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York.