Colin Nelson-Dusek

Adjunct Instructor
B.A. Trinity University, San Antonio, TX
M.A. University of California, Davis
ABD University of Delaware, Newark
44 N. Cleveland Ave.
(651) 962-5560

Specialization: 19th-century French art

Lectures and Presentations

“The Reunification of Architecture and Sculpture: Antoine Bourdelle’s Exterior for the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées,” paper presented at the 41st Annual Cleveland Symposium, Cleveland, OH. October 2015.

“Antoine Bourdelle’s Monument to General Alvear and Interpretations of Classical Antiquity during World War I,” paper presented at the Midwest Art History Society 42nd Annual Conference, Minneapolis and Saint Paul, MN, March 2015.

“The History of the Friedrich Schiller Monument in Saint Paul,” lecture presented for Public Art Saint Paul in Saint Paul, MN, October 2013.

“Losing, and Mourning, Their Marbles: The New Acropolis Museum and the Display of the ‘Elgin Marbles’,” paper presented at the Second Annual University of St. Thomas Art History Graduate Student Research Symposium, Saint Paul, MN, November 2011.

“The Luxurious Demise of the Tortoise: A Decadent Art Experiment,” paper presented at the panel “An Audience of One: Assessing the Arts of Privacy,” College Art Association 98 the Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, February 2010.

“Suave and Sinister Visions: A Reexamination of the Decadent and Symbolist Aesthetic in A Rebours,” paper presented at the panel “Displacement,” University of California, Irvine Visual Studies Graduate Student Conference, March 2007.

A Rebours: The Crisis of Masculinity in the Decadent Interior,” paper presented at the panel “Questioning Masculinity,” Southeastern College Art Conference, Nashville, TN,  October 2006.

“The Delicacy of Decadent Eyes: Visual Tastes and Self-Fragmentation in A Rebours,” Equinoxes at Brown University, Annual Conference for French and Francophone Studies, Providence, RI, March 2006.


“The Rhinebeck Revolution.” American Craft 74, No. 1: 116 - 18, 2014.

“A Monument to Freedom, a Monument to All: Restoring the Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller Memorial in Como Park.” Ramsey County History 48, No. 1: 11 - 18, 2013.

Striking Gold: Mining the Resources of the Crocker Art Museum, co-author, Sacramento: Crocker Art Museum Association, 2007.

Summer 2019 Courses

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