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Meet Morgan Ridler '06, Modern Art Scholar

Posted on: Sept. 19, 2019

Meet Morgan Ridler '06 who earned her PhD in Art History at The Graduate Center, CUNY in 2016. Her research is on collaborative properties of modernist wall painting and wallpaper at the Bauhaus and elsewhere in the interwar years. She has published her research in "West 86th," "Source: Notes in the History of Art" and in the edited collection "Bauhaus Bodies" (2019). Dr. Ridler was summer scholar at the 2018 NEH Institute on East German Art, Music and Film at UMass Amherst and teaches at The Cooper Union and Westchester Community College in New York and Montclair State University in New Jersey. It is thanks to Dr. Ridler's research that we came to know of the connections between SU and Josef Albers, the influential color theorist, artist. teacher, writer, and member of the Bauhaus. Albers visited and lectured at SU throughout the 1950s.