Jayme Yahr portrait

Jayme Yahr

Assistant Professor and Director, Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies
Degree
B.A., University of California, Irvine
M.A., University of California, Davis
Ph.D., University of Washington
Office
44 N. Cleveland Ave.
Phone
(651) 962-5644
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5644
Mail
44C

Specialization: American Art and Museum Studies

Jayme Yahr’s research focuses on two distinct areas of art history: American art and museum studies. Lives of “The Century”: American Artists of the Gilder Circle, Yahr’s current book project, examines the role of Richard Watson Gilder, editor of The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine, in promoting prominent American artists of the late 19th century through social clubs in New York City. New research will investigate American art collectors and donor museums through the lens of gendered collecting practices. In addition to her interest in artistic salons and museums, Yahr has published articles on cultural patrimony and issues of identity in American arts and culture.

Over the last decade, Yahr has worked in the curatorial sector of non-profit institutions, including the Kirkland Arts Center, Frye Art Museum, Henry Art Gallery, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Crocker Art Museum, Mingei International Museum, and San Diego History Center. These experiences have provided insight into museum structure and audience development, as well as the practical application of arts and humanities to the professional field.

Publications

"Exhibiting the Native American Other: The Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition and Commodified Racism," American Nineteenth Century History 17, no. 3 (2016): 301-323.

“Evil Things in Robes of Sorrow: Albert Pinkham Ryder’s War Gothic,” in War Gothic, edited by Agnieszka Soltysik and Steffen Hantke, 59-79. New York: Routledge, 2016. 

“Collecting American Glass: Louis Comfort Tiffany and the Gilder Circle in 19th-century New York,” Revista de História da Arte, Instituto de História da Arte, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal (2015).

“Appropriating Identity: William Hogarth, Thomas Gainsborough, and Britain’s Myth of the Self-Made Man.” Forum: University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts, no. 11 (Autumn 2010).

“The American Art Amalgam: European Traditions and the Frontier Spirit.” Cercles: Revue pluridisciplinaire du monde anglophone, no. 19 (Spring 2009).

“A Philadelphia Story: Regional Patrimony in The Barnes Foundation and The Gross Clinic Sagas.” U.S. Studies Online: The British Association of American Studies Journal, no. 15 (Autumn 2009).

“The Illustrated Press: Richard Watson Gilder and the American Frontier.” U.S. Studies Online: The British Association of American Studies Journal, no. 14 (Spring 2009).

Curated Exhibitions

Karl Drerup Art Gallery, Plymouth State University
2014 Resilience
2014 The Beehive Design Collective (collaboration with students in Museum Studies: Objects and Collections course)
 
Kirkland Arts Center
2012 Clay? IV
2012 Neal Fryett
2011 Ted Hiebert: Excerpts from the Library of Babel
2011 Members’ Exhibition
2011 Social Security with Deborah Faye Lawrence
 
Frye Art Museum
2011 Picturing a Passion
2010 Northern Latitudes: The Frye and Alaska
2010 On Arctic Ice: Fred Machetanz
2009 Open Roads and Bedside Tables: American Modernism in the Frye Collection
2009 Bringing Munich Home: Selections from the Frye Founding Collection
2009 Transatlantic: American Artists in Germany with Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker
 
San Diego Historical Society
2005 Recent Acquisitions

Recent Research Presentations

2016 Conversations with New Museum Professionals, Association of Midwest Museums and Minnesota Association of Museums Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN  

2016 How the West was Won: Businessmen-Collectors and American Identity, Collecting and Identity, Popular Culture/American Culture Association Annual Conference, Seattle, WA

2015 Collecting American Glass: Louis Comfort Tiffany and the Gilder Circle in 19th-century New York, Collecting Through Connections, Instituto de História da Arte, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

2014 The Emerging Curator Initiative: Trial by Fire, Curatorial and Exhibition Studies: Bridging Theory and Practice, College Art Association Conference

2013 Photo Engraving Killed the Magazine Star: A Case Study in Recontextualizing 19th-Century Illustration, Popular Culture and Consumerism, Western Association of Women Historians Conference

2011 Richard Watson Gilder and The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine, Print Modernities, University of British Columbia Conference

2010 Appropriating Power: Displays of Wealth in the Portraits of William Hogarth and Thomas Gainsborough, Writing History Through the Arts, Western Association of Women Historians Conference

Professional Affiliations

College Art Association

Western Association of Women Historians

Midwest Art History Society

American Alliance of Museums

Minnesota Association of Museums (Communications Working Group)
North Start Connect: Emerging Museum Professionals of the Twin Cities (Steering Committee)

Fall 2017 Courses

Fall 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ARHS 570 - 01 Museum Studies - - - R - - - 1730 - 2030 OEC 414
CRN: 42717 Instructor: Jayme Yahr

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ARHS 590 - 02 Museum Studies: Death Culture - - - - - - - -
CRN: 42306 Instructor: Jayme Yahr

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ARHS 595 - 01 Internship: Walker Art Center - - - - - - - -
CRN: 41307 3 Credit Hours Instructor: Jayme Yahr

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ARTH 110 - W16 Introduction to Art History - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 OEC 203
CRN: 41195 Instructor: Jayme Yahr Through a series of case studies, this course examines the importance of art as cultural expression across time and from a global perspective. In each course section, students will analyze the style, subject, and patronage of works of art, and will explore art's relationship to religion, ideology, society and economy, gender roles, and the interaction of cultures. Case studies will include architecture, sculpture, painting, and other arts, such as ceramics, textiles, and photography. This course fulfills the Fine Arts and Human Diversity core requirements. Consult the department website for details about the specific sections offered.

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ARTH 485 - 02 Museum Studies - - - R - - - 1730 - 2030 OEC 414
CRN: 43459 Instructor: Jayme Yahr

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J-Term 2018 Courses

J-Term 2018 Courses
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Spring 2018 Courses

Spring 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ARTH 110 - W11 Introduction to Art History - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 OEC 414
CRN: 20917 Instructor: Jayme Yahr Through a series of case studies, this course examines the importance of art as cultural expression across time and from a global perspective. In each course section, students will analyze the style, subject, and patronage of works of art, and will explore art's relationship to religion, ideology, society and economy, gender roles, and the interaction of cultures. Case studies will include architecture, sculpture, painting, and other arts, such as ceramics, textiles, and photography. This course fulfills the Fine Arts and Human Diversity core requirements. Consult the department website for details about the specific sections offered.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
ARTH 110 - W15 Introduction to Art History - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 OEC 203
CRN: 20717 Instructor: Jayme Yahr Through a series of case studies, this course examines the importance of art as cultural expression across time and from a global perspective. In each course section, students will analyze the style, subject, and patronage of works of art, and will explore art's relationship to religion, ideology, society and economy, gender roles, and the interaction of cultures. Case studies will include architecture, sculpture, painting, and other arts, such as ceramics, textiles, and photography. This course fulfills the Fine Arts and Human Diversity core requirements. Consult the department website for details about the specific sections offered.

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ARTH 297 - L01 Museum Studies: Trends & Pract - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OEC 414
CRN: 22423 Instructor: Jayme Yahr The subject matter of these courses will vary from year to year, but will not duplicate existing courses. Descriptions of these courses are available in the Online Printable Schedule, View Searchable Class Schedule

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