Art and Design at Missouri State

Dr. Catherine J. Jolivette

Catherine J. Jolivette






Brick City (327 W Mill St) 317


Art and Design

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Missouri State University
Art and Design
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897 work


  • PhD, Art History, Pennsylvania State University, 2003
  • MA (Hons.), Fine Art, The University of Edinburgh, 1996


  • ART 200 Art in Context
  • ART 271 History of Western Art I
  • ART 272 History of Western Art II
  • ART 378 Women and Art
  • ART 280 Modern Art
  • ART 484 Contemporary Art
  • ART 492 Methodology of Art History
  • ART 494 Independent Study in Art History

Research and professional interests

  • 20th Century British art
  • International contemporary art
  • Critical theory

 Selected publications:

  • British Art in the Nuclear Age, Ashgate Publication Company, August 2014
  • “Displays of Power: Telling the Story of British nuclear physics at the 1951 Festival of Britain,” 4th International Congress of History of Science, Technology and Medicine, Manchester University, Manchester, England, July 2013
  • “Science, Art and Landscape in the Nuclear Age,” ­in David Peters Corbett and Lisa Tickner, eds., British Art in the Cultural Field, 1939-69, Wiley-Blackwell (October 2012), also published as a journal article in  Art History, vol 34. No. 4 (April 2012)
  • Landscape, Art and Identity in Britain in the 1950s, Ashgate Publication Company, May 2009
  • “London Pride: 1951 and Figurative Sculpture at the South Bank Exhibition”, Sculpture Journal (Liverpool University Press), Autumn 2008 (volume 17.2), pp.23-36, autumn 2008

Awards and honors

Selected awards:

  • College of Arts and Architecture 2012 Alumni Award in art history, The Pennsylvania State University, February 2012
  • Research Support Grant, Paul Mellon Centre for British Art, London (Yale University), awarded for proposal “Art and the Atom: British Art in the Nuclear Age,” March 2009
  • College Teaching Award, College of Arts and Letters, Missouri State University, August 2005



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