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Lineberger Distinguished Professor of Art and History (Joint appointment with Art History)
109 Hanes Art Center
Office Hours: M 2:30-4:00 pm (Hanes Art Center 109) and by appointment
Curriculum Vitae


AB Harvard University, 1980
PhD Yale University, 1985

Research Interests

Daniel Sherman’s research interest encompass the history of museums, monuments and commemorative practices in modern Europe and the United States, and the broad history of modernism in the visual arts in France. His current research explores the connections between archaeology, empire, and the media in France in the first half of the twentieth century.

Some Notable Publications

  • Worthy Monuments: Art Museums and the Politics of Culture in 19th Century France (Harvard University Press, 1989)
  • Museum Culture: Histories, Discourses, Spectacles (co-edited; University of Minnesota Press, 1994)
  • The Construction of Memory in Interwar France (University of Chicago Press, 2000)
  • Museums and Difference (edited; Indiana University Press, 2008)
  • French Primitivism and the Ends of Empire, 1945-75 (University of Chicago Press, 2011)

Graduate Students

  • This faculty member is not accepting applicants for the 2023-2024 cycle
  • Courses Taught (as schedule allows)

    For current information about course offerings, click here.

    • HIST 468: Art, Politics, and Society in France, 1850-1914
    • HIST 514: Monuments and Memory