New Trustee | Association for Art History

We are delighted to welcome Michael White as a new Trustee of the Association for Art History. Michael is a professor at the University of York, where he served as Deputy and then Head of the History of Art Department from 2011-2020. His principle area of expertise is the European avant-gardes of the early twentieth century, on which he has published extensively, particularly on groups such as the Dadaists and the De Stijl artists active in the Netherlands at the end of the First World War. Alongside his scholarship, Michael has curated exhibitions at Tate Modern and Tate Liverpool, and advised the Kunstmuseum Den Haag on the display of its permanent collection. Since 2014, he has been developing collaborative teaching at York in the area of Art Law, which is the subject of his latest research projects. He is especially interested in the intersection of art history with subjects outside of the humanities. He also raises the bar when it comes to the lockdown Getty Museum challenge, as illustrated by this inspired Francis Bacon recreation!

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Image: Study after Velázquez’s Portrait of Pope Innocent X, courtesy of Michael White.