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Katherine Michaelsen, PhD

Katherine MichaelsenPROFESSOR

Office Location: Business and Liberal Arts B646
Phone: 212 217.4661
E-mail: katherine_michaelsen@fitnyc.edu  

Katherine Jánszky Michaelsen is Professor in the History of Art department and coordinator of the department’s new Bachelor of Science degree in Visual Art Management, which she spearheaded and co-authored. She is also chair of FIT’s Master of Arts program in Art Market. Before coming to FIT, Dr. Michaelsen taught at Columbia University, Brooklyn College, Marymount Manhattan College, and Stern College, Yeshiva University.

Dr. Michaelsen earned her PhD at Columbia University, specializing in modern art. She was awarded a four-year Graduate Faculties Fellowship at Columbia University, and has been the recipient of research grants from the National Endowment of the Humanities and the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. Her dissertation, Archipenko, The Early Work, 1908-1920, was published in the Outstanding Dissertations in the Fine Arts series, Garland Publishing, New York. She is the author of many articles and catalogue essays, and was guest curator at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC of Archipenko, A Centennial Tribute, and Andor Weininger, From Bauhaus to Conceptual Art at the Kunstverein, Düsseldorf, an exhibition that traveled to various venues in Europe, and the Neuberger Museum in Purchase, NY.

Dr. Michaelsen was formerly an art gallery administrator, and continues to represent artists and work as an art consultant. She is a member of ArtTable, the College Art Association, the National Advisory Council of the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, and the Board of Ensemble Sospeso, New York. In addition to Hungarian and Portuguese, she is also fluent in French and German.

Undergraduate Courses

  • HA 112 – Renaissance to Modern
  • HA 214 – Art in New York
  • HA 231 – Modern Art
  • HA 391 – Bauhaus

Graduate Courses

  • AM 521 – History of Modern Art
  • AM 691 – Internship  
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