Travis Nygard

  Travis Nygard

 

Education

  • Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh
  • M.A.  University of Pittsburgh
  • B.A. Gustavus Adolphus College

Current Courses Taught

  • Global Art History: Ancient to Medieval
  • Global Art History: Renaissance to Today
  • Modern Art
  • Art Now
  • Art Fakes, Frauds, and Heists
  • Colonial and Postcolonial Art in Africa, Asia, and the Americas
  • Indigenous Art of the Americas
  • Visual Studies
  • Senior Seminar in Art

Personal website: http://travisnygard.com/

 

 

Recent Publications

  • Nygard, Travis and Pamela H. Simpson. “Indians Playing Indian at the Midwestern Corn Palaces, 1892-2013.” Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC) Review, 20013.
  • Nygard, Travis. Review of Antidiets of the Avant-Garde: From Futurist Cooking to Eat Art by Cecilia Novero by Cecilia Novero. Food, Culture, and Society: An International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research. Vol. 16. No. 2, (June 2013), pages 324-327.
  • Nygard, Travis. “Food and Art.” In Routledge International Handbook of Food Studies, edited by Ken Albala. London: Routledge.
  • Nygard, Travis.  Review of Chair by Anne Massey.  Visual Studies.  Available on the Taylor and Francis website as of February 6, 2012, and slated for printed publication:http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/1472586X.2012.642971
  • Nygard, Travis.  “Reinterpreting the Life and Art of Grant Wood: A Review Essay.”  Review of Grant Wood: A Life by R. Tripp Evans.  Annals of Iowa, Vol. 70, No. 4 (Fall 2011), pages 358-67.
  • Nygard, Travis E. and Pamela H. Simpson. “Indians at the Corn Palaces: Race and Reception at Two Midwestern Festival Buildings.”  Buildings & Landscapes: Journal of the Vernacular Architecture Forum.  Vol 17, No. 1, (2010) pages 35-52.
  • Nygard, Travis.  “Grant Wood and the Visual Culture of Agribusiness.” Athanor.  Vol 27, 2009, pages 79-85.
  • Nygard, Travis and Alec Sonsteby. “Castration.”  In The Cultural Encyclopedia of the Body, edited by Victoria Pitts, pages 502-507. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (2008).

 

Recent Presentations

  • Wren, Linnea, Kaylee Spencer, and Travis Nygard. “What do Art Historians Contribute to the Maya Picture?: Approaches to Understanding Maya Art.” “Beaker and Brush” series at the Science Museum of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN, June 8, 2013.
  • Wren, Linnea, Kaylee Spencer, and Travis Nygard. “To Face or to Flee from the Foe: Women in Warfare at Chichen Itza.”  The Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Memphis, TN, April 22, 2012.
  • Nygard, Travis.  “Was Grant Wood a Feminist? Rethinking the Murals.”  Symposium “Celebrating Grant Wood” at the University of Iowa, April 14, 2012.
  • Bender, Lisa, Gursimran Walia, Krishna Kambhampaty, Kendall E.  Nygard, and Travis Nygard.  “Social Sensitivity and Classroom Team Projects: An Empirical Investigation,” presented at the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE) conference, Raleigh, North Carolina, February 29 – March 3, 2012.
  • Nygard, Travis, Kaylee Spencer, Linnea Wren, and Amanda Hankerson.  “Sculptural Mutilation at Palenque and Tonina: Rethinking the Evidence.”  The Southeastern College Art Conference. Savannah, Georgia, November 10, 2011.
  • Nygard, Travis. “Grasshoppers and the Damnation of Memory in a Farming Community: The Story of Two Destroyed Sculptures.” The Joint 2011 Annual Meetings of the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society (AFHVS), Association for the Study of Food and Society (ASFS), & Society for Anthropology of Food and Nutrition, held in Missoula, Montana, June 10, 2011.
  • Nygard Travis and Linnea Wren.  “Bridging Archaeological and Art Historical Methodologies in the Cochuah Region of Mexico: A Study of Space at the Maya Site Yo’okop.”  2011 Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.  Sacramento, California, April 1, 2011.

 

Areas of Interest

  • Modern and Contemporary Art
  • Visual Culture
  • Maya and Mexican Art
  • Portraiture
  • Food and Farming