Lisa Lipinski

Associate Professor of Art History, Chair of Arts and Humanities
Degree programs: 
Associate Fine Arts
BA Art Studies

Personal Information

Lisa Lipinski has a PhD in art history from the The University of Texas, Austin, and an MA in art history and BA in humanities from Michigan State University. Teaching and research interests include contemporary culture, Surrealism and the art of René Magritte, the body in modern and contemporary art, and Abraham Lincoln’s influence on America art and culture. Her professional experience includes working in major art museums: the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Phillips Collection and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. She has contributed essays in museum catalogues on Pierre Bonnard, 19th-century American and French painting, as well as Spanish and Flemish paintings in the Prado. She has presented papers at national and international conferences on topics in modern and contemporary art and published an essay on the word paintings of René Magritte. Her courses regularly include field trips to local art museums and monuments. Dr. Lipinski is also a licensed D.C. tour guide and a member of the Guild of Professional Tour Guides, Washington, D.C.

Degree Title: 
B.A., Humanities
College or University: 
Michigan State University
Degree Title: 
M.A., Art History
College or University: 
Michigan State University
Degree Title: 
Ph.D, Art History
College or University: 
University of Texas, Austin
Exhibitions: 

Dr. Lipinski has curated two exhibitions for the Salve Regina Art Gallery, Department of Art at The Catholic University of America. In 2009, she curated Lisa Blas: Regarding Territories and Bodies as part of the University’s Lincoln Bicentennial Semester, as well as a retrospective of the work of Mark Cameron Boyd entitled Mark Cameron Boyd: A Postmodern Meditation on the Five Proofs of God in 2010. 

Publications: 

Dr. Lisa Lipinski has published essays in museum catalogs on Pierre Bonnard and 19th-century American and French painting as well as Spanish and Flemish paintings in the Prado. They include Del Greco a Goya: Obras Maestras Del Museo del Prado (Museo de Arte de Ponce, Ponce, Puerto Rico, 2012), Senderos al Impresionismo / The Journey to Impressionism (Museo de Arte de Ponce, Ponce, Puerto Rico, 2008), An Impressionist Sensibility: The Halff Collection by Eleanor Jones Harvey (Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C. in association with D Giles Limited, London, 2007), and the bibliography, provenance, and exhibition histories for the catalogue, Pierre Bonnard: Early and Late (The Phillips Collection, September 2002). 

She has presented papers at national and international conferences on topics in modern and contemporary art and published an essay entitled When the Trees of Language are Shaken by Rhizomes in René Magritte’s ‘Les mots et les images.’ on the word paintings of René Magritte.

Clients: 
Dr. Lipinski’s professional experience includes working at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Phillips Collection, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
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Dr. Lipinski’s teaching and research interests include modern and contemporary art and theoretical approaches to the visual arts, Surrealism and the art of René Magritte, which was the subject of her doctoral dissertation, as well as American art and architecture. Dr. Lipinski’s courses regularly include field trips to local art museums and monuments. She is also a licensed D.C. tour guide and a member of the Guild of Professional Tour Guides, Washington, D.C.