September 16, 2016
Delia Solomons has joined the Art and Art History Department as an Assistant Professor. She is an art historian who specializes in modern and contemporary art of the Americas and Europe, with a focus on intersections of globalization, exhibition practices, politics, and visual culture. Her current book project explores the sudden surge in exhibitions of Latin American art across the United States in the 1960s, the years directly following the Cuban Revolution; the project reveals how, as Cold War tensions escalated in the Americas, museums offered privileged spaces to stage both cultural diplomacy and dissent. Her research has been supported by the Humanities Initiative, Kress Foundation, Institute of Fine Arts, and Institute for Studies on Latin American Art.
Solomons received her Ph.D. from the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, in 2015. Prior to coming to Drexel, she taught at Tulane University, New York University, and the City University of New York. She also co-curated the exhibition Sari Dienes (The Drawing Center, New York, 2014) and is currently co-curating a show on the New Orleans Museum of Art’s collection of abstract art from Latin America. She worked as a curatorial/research assistant on exhibitions for the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía and Grey Art Gallery.
Her publications include (Boston: MIT University Press, 2011).In the Distance (June 2014); and “Disobedient Bodies: Isidre Nonell’s Paintings of Spanish Gypsies,” Journal of Curatorial Studies (The Frick Collection and Penn State University Press, forthcoming 2017); “Staging the Global: Latin American Art in the Guggenheim and Carnegie Internationals of the 1960s,” The Americas Revealed: Collecting Colonial and Modern Latin American Art in the United States“Hot Styles and Cold War: Collecting Practices at MoMA and other Museums in the Sixties,”