Wesleyan portrait of Claire  Grace

Claire Grace

Assistant Professor of Art History

Boger Hall, 305

Assistant Professor, American Studies

1 Vine Street,


BA Brown University
MA Middlebury College
PHD Harvard University

Claire Grace

Claire Grace is an art historian specializing in art from the 1960s to the present, primarily in U.S. contexts, and with a particular focus on intersections between aesthetic practices and social and political intervention. Her monograph "Art Demonstration: Group Material and the 1980s" is under review. Writings on this and other topics can be found in OctoberMousse, Afterall, Photoworks, and the exhibition catalogue This Will Have Been: Art, Love, & Politics in the 1980s (2012). Her essay "Notes on Diffraction: Gabriel Orozco and Photography" was published in the Summer 2019 issue of Art Journal. Two new projects are underway, one treating vaporous violence and the substantiations of air, and another tentatively titled "After Canons: The Arts and Letters of Tim Rollins and K.O.S.".


Academic Affiliations

Office Hours

Fall 2021: by appointment on Tuesdays, 10:45am-12:45pm via https://wesleyan.zoom.us/j/99134682573. Please click here to schedule a meeting time: https://calendly.com/crgrace/claire-grace-office-hours


Spring 2022
ARHA 250 - 01
Unsettling American Art

ARHA 252 - 01
Contemporary Art Since 1980