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Sherry Buckberrough

Sherry Buckberrough

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Associate Professor and Chair, Art History

buckberro@hartford.edu

PhD, University of California, Berkeley
MA, University of California, Berkeley
BA, University of California, Riverside

Sherry Buckberrough has taught for the past 40 years at the University of Hartford, where she has developed more than 30 specialized courses on topics in modern and contemporary art, women’s art, ecoart, history of design, history of color, and contemporary globalism. Her dissertation from the University of California, Berkeley, on Robert Delaunay was published as a monograph, and her work has returned consistently to topics on the Parisian avant-garde. She has specialized in the work of Sonia Delaunay, for which she curated the first American retrospective, sponsored by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and accompanied by a major catalog. Most recently she contributed to the catalog for Sonia Delaunay, a retrospective shown at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris and the Tate Modern. She has written widely on modernist and contemporary women artists, including Barbara Hepworth, Louise Bourgeois, Louise Nevelson, Mierle Ukeles, Ana Mendieta, and Carolee Schneemann, and curated an exhibition and contributed essays to the catalog for WomenArtists@NewBritainMusem at the New Britain Museum of American Art. She also has been active in ecological concerns and ecological art actions in Hartford and is now a coordinating a yearlong  project to enhance the ecology of the Park River, which runs through the University of Hartford campus, through art.

Works

Recent publications:

  • “Being Russian in Paris,” Sonia Delaunay, exhibition catalog, Tate Modern, London (Tate Enterprises, Ltd.: 2014): 44-48.
  • “Être Russe à Paris,” Sonia Delaunay: les couleurs de l’abstraction, exhibition catalog, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, (Paris Musées: 2014): 44-48.
  • WomenArtists@NewBritainMuseum, exhibition catalog, New Britain Museum of  American Art (New Britain, Conn.: 2010).

Recent presentations:

  • “Alternate Forms of Feminist Resistance: Avant-Garde Women Artists in Pre-War Paris,” Feminist Art History Conference, Nov. 1, 2014, Washington, D.C.
  • “Robert Delaunay and the Virile Women,” Feminist Art History Conference, Nov. 9, 2012, Washington, D.C.
  • “Decorative Writing as Feminist Veil,” Feminist Art History Conference, Nov. 6, 2011,  Washington, D.C.
  • “Sonia Delaunay and the Modern Women,” Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York, N.Y., April 28, 2011
  • “Why Women Now?” New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, Conn., January 17, 2011
  • “Picasso at the Wadsworth Atheneum,” Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Conn., January 29 and 30, 2007