As of 2014, all newly submitted Graduate Center dissertations and theses appear in Academic Works shortly after graduation. Some works are immediately available to read and download, and some become available after an embargo period set by the author. Dissertations and theses from before 2014 are generally accessible only to the CUNY community, but some authors have chosen to make theirs open access.

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Dissertations from 2017

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Open Works: Between the Programmed and the Free, Art in Italy 1962 to 1972, Lindsay A. Caplan

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I. M. Pei, William Zeckendorf, and the Architecture of Urban Renewal, Marci M. Clark

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Posthumanist Animals in Art: France and Belgium, 1972-87, Arnaud Gerspacher

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On London Ground: The Landscape Paintings of Frank Auerbach and Leon Kossoff, Lee Hallman

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Joseph Beuys and Social Sculpture in the United States, Cara M. Jordan

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Claude III Audran: Ornemaniste of the Rococo Style, Barbara Laux

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Exhibitions of Outsider Art Since 1947, Christina McCollum

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Mónica Mayer: Translocality and the Development of Feminist Art in Contemporary Mexico, Alberto McKelligan Hernandez

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Merchandise, Promotion, and Accessibility: Keith Haring’s Pop Shop, Amy L. Raffel

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Ludic Conceptualism: Art and Play in the Netherlands, 1959 to 1975, Janna Therese Schoenberger

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Communicationists and Un-Artists: Pedagogical Experiments in California, 1966-1974, Hallie Rose Scott

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Foreign-Born Artists Making “American” Pictures: The Immigrant Experience and the Art of the United States, 1819-1893, Whitney Thompson

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Left and Right: Politics and Images of Motherhood in Weimar Germany, Michelle L. Vangen

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From Design to Completion: The Transformation of U.S. War Memorials on the National Mall, Sara Jane Weintraub

Dissertations from 2016

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Export / Import: The Promotion of Contemporary Italian Art in the United States, 1935-1969, Raffaele Bedarida

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The Emergence of the Bird in Andean Paracas Art. c. 900 BCE - 200 CE, Mary B. Brown

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The Moving Image in Public Art: U.S. and U.K., 1980-Present, Annie Dell'Aria

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Modernism with a Human Face: Synthesis of Art and Architecture in Eastern Europe, 1954-1958, Nikolaos Drosos

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Building in Public: Critical Reconstruction and the Rebuilding of Berlin after 1990, Naraelle Hohensee

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The Bauhaus Wall Painting Workshop: Mural Painting to Wallpapering, Art to Product, Morgan Ridler

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Provisional Capital: National and Urban Identity in the Architecture and Planning of Bonn, 1949-1979, Samuel L. Sadow

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Developing Italy: Photography and National Identity during the Risorgimento, 1839-1859, Beth Saunders

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The Photographic Universe: Vilém Flusser’s Theories of Photography, Media, and Digital Culture, Martha Schwendener

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Finish Fetish: Art, Artists, and Alter Egos in Los Angeles of the 1960s, Monica Steinberg

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Nature and Nostalgia in the Art of Mary Nimmo Moran (1842-1899), Shannon Vittoria

Dissertations from 2015

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A Merchant-Banker's Ascent by Design: Bartolomeo Bettini's Cycle of Paintings by Michelangelo, Pontormo, and Bronzino for His Florentine Camera, Richard Aste

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On the Fringe of Italian Fascism: An Examination of the Relationship between Vinicio Paladini and the Soviet Avant-Garde, Christina Brungardt

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Let The Record Show: Mapping Queer Art and Activism in New York City, 1986-1995, Tara Jean-Kelly Burk

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Maude I. Kerns: Overlapping Interpretations Of Art And Pedagogy In The Northwest And Along The Pacific Coast, 1890-1932, Mary Helen Burnham

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Contemporary Art and Internationalism at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1952-1988, Rachel Chatalbash

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Los Grupos and the Art of Intervention in 1960s and 1970s Mexico, Arden Decker

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The Hall Of Fame For Great Americans: The Evolution Of A Forgotten Memorial, Sheila Gerami

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Mobilizing The Collective: Helhesten And The Danish Avant-Garde, 1934-1946, Kerry Greaves

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Death and Photography in East Asia: Funerary Use of Portrait Photography, Jeehey Kim

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Native American Chic: The Marketing Of Native Americans In New York Between The World Wars, Emily Schuchardt Navratil

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The Print Portfolio and the Bourgeoisie in Fin-de-Siècle Paris, Britany Lane Salsbury

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A Light in the Darkness: Argentinian Photography During the Military Dictatorship (1976-1983), Ana Tallone

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The Architecture of Nineteenth-Century Cuban Sugar Mills: Creole Power and African Resistance in Late Colonial Cuba, Lorena Tezanos Toral

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St. Nicholas Magazine: A Portable Art Museum, Mary Frances Zawadzki

Dissertations from 2014

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Manuel de la Cruz Gonzalez: Transnationalism and the Development of Modern Art in Costa Rica, Lauran Bonilla-Merchav

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From Berlin to Broadacres: Central European Influence on American Visionary Urbanism, 1910-1935, Margaret Herman

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Italians and the New Byzantium: Lombard and Venetian Architects in Muscovy, 1472-1539, Ellen A. Hurst

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Roma in Lima: Italian Renaissance Influence in Colonial Peruvian Painting, Christa Irwin

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Apotheosis of the Public Realm: Civic Classicism in New York City's Architecture, Paul Andrija Ranogajec

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Maniera Devota/mano Donnesca: Women, Virtue And Visual Imagery During The Counter-Reformation In The Papal States, 1575-1675, Patricia Rocco

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Disseminating Devotion: The Image and Cult of the Black Christ in Colonial Mexico and Central America, Elena FitzPatrick Sifford

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Dynamics and Divisions at the Salons of The Rose-Croix: Statistics, Aesthetic Theories, Practices, and Subjects, Mary Slavkin

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Standard Deviations: Reality, Reproducibility, and Politics in Performance Art since 1989, Jonah Westerman

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A Feminist Inheritance? Questions of Subjectivity and Ambivalence in Paul McCarthy, Mike Kelley and Robert Gober, Marisa White-Hartman

Dissertations from 2012

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The Museum of Modern Art's "What Is Modern?" Series, 1938-1969, Jennifer Tobias

Dissertations from 2010

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Colombian Artists in Paris, 1865-1905, Maya Jiménez

Dissertations from 2009

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The Church and Convento of Santo Domingo Yanhuitlan, Oaxaca: Art, Politics, and Religion in a Mixtec Village, Sixteenth Through Eighteenth Centuries, Alessia Frassani

Dissertations from 2006

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Larry Rivers and Frank O'Hara: Reframing Male Sexualities, Dong-Yeon Koh

Dissertations from 2004

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John B. Flannagan (1895-1942): A Reexamination of His Life and Work, Katherine Rangoon Doyle

Dissertations from 2002

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Charles M. Kurtz (1855-1909): Aspects and Issues of a Cosmopolitan Career, Arleen Pancza Graham

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For "The Boys in Blue": The Art Galleries of the Sanitary Fairs, Evdokia Savidou-Terrono

Dissertations from 1999

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Robert Henri and Cosmopolitan Culture of Fin-de-Siecle France, Linda Jones Gibbs

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The Writings of Russell Sturgis and Peter B. Wight: The Victorian Architect as Critic and Historian, Marjorie A. Pearson

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Creating Art and Artists: Late Nineteenth-Century American Artists' Studios, Karen A. Zukowski

Dissertations from 1998

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Ana Mendieta, the Iowa Years: A Critical Study, 1969 through 1977, Julia P. Herzberg

Dissertations from 1996

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Tina Modotti's Vision: Photographic Modernism in Mexico, 1923-1930, Sarah Margaret Lowe

Dissertations from 1988

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The Politics of Experience: Robert Morris, Minimalism, and the 1960s, Maurice Berger

Dissertations from 1985

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Gertrude Kasebier: Her Photographic Career, 1894-1929, Barbara L. Michaels