Sarah Burns

Professor Emeritus of Art History
Department of the History of Art
Indiana University

Fields of interest: 

Art of the United States, 1800-1940


American architecture and material culture

cartoons and caricature

the body

consumer culture and advertising

popular art and kitsch

the dark side of modernism 


Recent publications:

Sarah Burns: 
’Better for Haunts’: Victorian Houses and the Modern Imagination,
“American Art” (Fall, 2012).

Sarah Burns:
The American Grrrl: Acting Up and Out of Bounds
in: Holly Connor, Angels and Tomboys: Girlhood in Nineteenth-Century American Art, exhibition catalogue, Newark Museum, 2012.

Sarah Burns[Co-author, with John Davis]: 
American Art to 1900: A Documentary History
University of California Press, 2009

Sarah Burns:
L’Avènement de la femme transatlantique/Fashioning the Transatlantic Woman in: Vanessa Lecomte, ed., Portrait of a Lady: peintures et photographies américaines en France, 1870-1915,
exhibition catalogue,Musée d’Art Américain Giverny and Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux, 2008.

Sarah Burns: 
Cartoons in Color: David Gilmour Blythe’s Very Uncivil War in: Patricia Johnston, ed., Looking High and Low: Representing Social Conflict in American Visual Culture 
University of California Press, 2006

Sarah Burns:
Painting the Dark Side: Art and the Gothic Imagination in Nineteenth-Century America
University of California Press, 2004