Christopher M. S. Johns
Norman and Roselea Goldberg Professor of History of Art
Affiliated Faculty, Department of History
PhD, Delaware, 1985
Eighteenth-Century European Art, Architecture and Visual Culture; art and gender in the long eighteenth century and the cultural history of the early modern Papacy
Office Hours: Wednesdays 4:15-5:45 pm, and by appointment
Office: 141 Cohen Building, Peabody College
Christopher Johns is a historian of art, architecture and visual culture of the long European eighteenth century. He has published books and articles on the relationship between art and politics, the history of art academies and patronage, cultural exchanges between Europe and East Asia in the eighteenth century and on the role of religion in art. He has received fellowships from the Center for Advanced Study in Visual Arts at the National Gallery in Washington, the Fulbright Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies and the Folger Library. In 1997 he was the Thomas Jefferson Fellow at Downing College, University of Cambridge and is a Rome Prize Fellow and former Resident in History of Art at the American Academy in Rome. His book "Visual Culture of Catholic Enlightenment" is under contract at Penn State University Press and "China and the Church: Chinoiserie in Global Context" is to be published by the University of Washington Press.