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Andrew Weinstein

Andrew WeinsteinAndrew Weinstein, PhD
Associate Professor
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A specialist in modern and contemporary art with a focus on art theory and on Holocaust representation, Andrew Weinstein has been a member of the Department since 1992. In addition to serving on various committees (Academic Standards, 2011-13; Admissions & Registration, 2009-11 as chair; Continuing Education, 2007-08; Counseling, 2005-06; Elections and Nominations, 2001-03; Library/Media, 2003-05 and 2011-13; Mentoring, 2006-07; Personnel Policies, 2000-01, and 2007-09 as chair and 2009-11 as consultant), Dr. Weinstein has presented papers at FIT through the Liberal Arts Roundtable program and Holocaust Remembrance Day commemorations. Outside of FIT, he has spoken at the Annual Scholars' Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches, the Association for Jewish Studies, the College Art Association, the International Congress of the Society for the Philosophical Study of Genocide and the Holocaust, and the Modern Language Association, and has lectured for the Museum of Modern Art, Oxford University, and Elderhostel. His criticism, essays, and fiction have appeared in American Book Review, Bloomsbury Review, Boulevard, High Plains Literary Review, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Philadelphia Inquirer, Studies in Short Fiction, zingmagazine and other publications.


BA, Brown University
MA, University of Pennsylvania
MA (English), New York University
PhD, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University

Selected Publications

"Taking Abjection to Holocaust-Related Art." The Holocaust: Art and Taboo: Transatlantic Exchanges on the Ethics and Aesthetics of Representation. American Studies 189. Eds. Sophia Komor and Susanne Rohr, Heidelberg: Winter Verlag, 2010. 75-92.

"From the Sublime to the Abject: Six Decades of Art." Absence/Presence: Critical Essays on the Artistic Memory of the Holocaust. Ed. Stephen C. Feinstein. Syracuse: Syracuse UP, 2005. 70-92.

"The Healing Power of the Artist?" Vitaly Komar: Three-Day Weekend. Ed. Andrew Weinstein. New York: Humanities Gallery, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, 2005: 20-25.

"From International Socialism to Jewish Nationalism: The John Reed Club Gift to Birobidzhan." Complex Identities: Jewish Consciousness and Modern Art. Eds. Matthew Baigell and Milly Heyd. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers UP, 2001. 142-61.

"Art After Auschwitz and the Necessity of a Postmodern Modernism." Contemporary Portrayals of Auschwitz and Genocide: Philosophical Challenges. Eds. Alan Rosenberg, James R. Watson, and Detlef Linke. Amherst, NY: Humanity Books, 2000. 151-67. 

Undergraduate Courses

  • HA 111 History of Western Art and Civilization: Ancient to Renaissance
  • HA 112 History of Western Art and Civilization: Renaissance to the Modern Era
  • HA 214 Art in New York
  • HA 217 History of Avant-Garde Film
  • HA 231 Modern Art
  • HA 232 Dada and Surrealism
  • HA 331 Contemporary Art
  • HA 332 Modern Architecture
  • HA 345 History of Industrial Design
  • HA 394 History of New York Architecture (Honors Program)
  • HA 411 Western Theories of Art
  • HA 499 Independent Study in History of Art and Civilization

Graduate Course

  • AM 521 Modern Art
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